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My first signs of a lupus flare is always dizziness with fatigue. My brain MRI was normal. Why do you think I am getting dizzy spells during flares?

My first signs of a lupus flare is always dizziness with fatigue.  My brain MRI was normal.  Why do you think I am getting dizzy spells during flares?

Dizziness: Dizziness with lupus can be due to several reasons. It could be due to inner ear inflammation, small vessel inflammation in brain, anemia, hypertension, cardiac causes postural changes etc to name a few. Mri can be normal in such circumstances and res out any CNS lesions. Fatigue is associated with disease activity. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Can brain inflammation be present (lupus) even if brain MRI is neg? I get bad brain fogginess, confusion, and lightheadedness. 10 mg prednisone helps.

Can brain inflammation be present (lupus) even if brain MRI is neg?  I get bad brain fogginess, confusion, and lightheadedness. 10 mg prednisone helps.

Vasculitis?: Vasculitis in the brain is a serious condition. Sle is a possible cause, but there are other causes. Mri is useful for structural defects but may not be useful in conditions like this. A negative MRI does not rule out vasculitis and does not rule out serious disease. ...Read more

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Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf(8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?

Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf(8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?

Consult with MD: It is worth pursuing the workup. Lupus and RA are not the only diagnoses to consider. There are other collagen vascular disorders which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Wouldn't brain inflamm. Show on brainmri? My MRI normal. I get frequent debilitating lightheadedness&headaches. Prednisone 10mg/day resolves it. Have lupus. Neg neuro exam

Wouldn't brain inflamm. Show on brainmri? My MRI normal. I get frequent debilitating lightheadedness&headaches. Prednisone 10mg/day resolves it. Have lupus. Neg neuro exam

Not necessarily.: Headaches are generally not a component of lupus unless they are secondary to high blood pressure. A normal MRI makes brain involvement in lupus less likely but does not completely rule it out. Evaluation of the spinal fluid is a better test if your rheumatologist thinks it is necessary. ...Read more

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Does RA show on MRI of brain?

Does RA show on MRI of brain?

No : But it can show up on a cervical spine MRI at cervical spine level c1/c2. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of brain without contrast show any infection?

Would an MRI of brain without contrast show any infection?

Possibly: But not definitively! Needs contrast to better define the location and extent. ...Read more

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My MRI show white mass on right side brain, 2 years ago drs found tumor in my older sister MRI of brain cause her to go deaf, could this be related?

My MRI show white mass on right side brain, 2 years ago drs found tumor in my older sister MRI of brain cause her to go deaf, could this be related?

Need more informatio: To answer your question, we need more information. What type of tumor did your sister have? Was it every biopsied (or treated?). What symptoms are you having? What medical problems run in your family? Do you have any other symptoms or signs? Medical problems? Skin diseases? In this forum, we get little information; use HealthTap Prime to relay your question or TTYD. Some tumors have genetic causes ...Read more

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I am getting an MRI of brain with and without dye. What can the dye show that no dye will not show?I'm afraid of the dye. Last CT scan dye caused tremors.

I am getting an MRI of brain with and without dye. What can the dye show that no dye will not show?I'm afraid of the dye. Last CT scan dye caused tremors.

MRI/Contrast: Mri of the brain demonstrates very detailed pictures of the brain. Under certain conditions, such as tumors or recent stroke or infection, contrast will show breakdown of the blood/brain barrier. The contrast used in MRI is completely different from ct contrast. ...Read more

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If stroke like symptoms were caused by cervical artery dissection, would this show up in MRV and MRI of brain. Or only a scan of neck?

If stroke like symptoms were caused by cervical artery dissection, would this show up in MRV and MRI of brain. Or only a scan of neck?

Depends on timing: A CT or MRI can detect changes of edema (fluid) due to cell death within the brain. Often by the time these changes are seen, it is late in the process. Also, this would tell us the arterial territory involved, but not that it is a result of dissection. Emboli or thrombus of an artery are more common causes of stroke. A carotid dissection is less common, though more common in vertebral artery. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ Vestibular neuritis on left ear, I got tinnitus, MRI of brain shows no issues. Since then right eye a bit blurry, is there a connection?

Diagnosed w/ Vestibular neuritis on left ear, I got tinnitus, MRI of brain shows no issues.  Since then right eye a bit blurry, is there a connection?

Probably not: There is no direct connection between the vision of one eye and the ear (vestibular system), so it seems unlikely that there is a relationship. However, if you are still having some jumping of eyes (nystagmus) from the vestibular neuritis, you might note visual blurring, but in BOTH eyes, though you might perceive it as only one eye. If this is the case, this symptom will gradually resolve. ...Read more

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Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things. ...Read more

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Are paresthesias along with loss of sensation in legs, burning in head a sign of a stroke? Can an MRI of brain detect previous strokes?

Are paresthesias along with loss of sensation in legs, burning in head a sign of a stroke? Can an MRI of brain detect previous strokes?

MRI is best : Stroke symptoms are variable but a brain MRI will detect even very small stokes almost immediately. Ct scanning, although cheaper and faster, can miss small strokes or very early strokes. ...Read more

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How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

MRI : Do you have a specific question you could post? The general question of how to interpret an MRI is beyond the scope of the HealthTap forum. ...Read more

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Why did an MRI of brain showed "nonspecific white matter"?

Why did an MRI of brain showed "nonspecific white matter"?

Common finding: The scan probably read as "non-specific white matter changes" which is can be seen in scans of people with migraine. This is a fairly common statement in a radiology report.
The findings should be correlated with your physician's evaluation. There may be a reason to repeat the MRI in six months to a year. ...Read more

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What MRI machine is beneficial to perform the MRI of brain?

What MRI machine is beneficial to perform the MRI of brain?

MRI of Brain: Most mr machines can now do images of the brain and the body — to a more "beneficial" machine most can do the job well. ...Read more

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I need help with understanding my MRI of brain and sella.?

I need help with understanding my MRI of brain and sella.?

Review with your doc: Your doctor who ordered this study can review it with you and help explain anatomy and findings. If you are just reading the report, it will be difficult to understand. ...Read more

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Any place I can send my MRI of brain for a second opinion? I was told I have a 3 mm lesion found on left side of brain... Any help please?

Any place I can send my MRI of brain for a second opinion? I was told I have a 3 mm lesion found on left side of brain... Any help please?

Mass General Imaging: We can take a look at your imaging if you'd like -- we just recently launched a second opinion service. For more information, please visit our practice website http://www.Massgeneralimaging. Org/secondopinion. ...Read more

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Can migraines be seen with mri. Of brain head?

Can migraines be seen with mri. Of brain head?

Sometimes: Migraines are associated with some nonspecific MRI findings, but the MRI changes are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Would a pipituary adenoma (even if very small) be seen on reg MRI of brain?

Would a pipituary adenoma (even if very small) be seen on reg MRI of brain?

Yes: A small pituitary adenoma or other abnormality should be seen on mri. ...Read more

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I am a 34 yr old female with multiple problems that began quickly. Mri of brain showed results consistent with als. What should I do?

Usually... : Als is a clinical diagnosis. But. Als is significant. Many universities have special ALS clinics. The nearby univ of pa has one. Call your local university neurology dept. This is an important resource — the local ALS specialty clinic. ...Read more

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When going under anesthesia. What other than benzo, s can be used for MRI of brain a lumber spine?

When going under anesthesia. What other than benzo, s can be used for MRI of brain a lumber spine?

Sedation for MRI: When very strong sedation is needed, fentanyl or propofol can be used, but they may require some monitoring and or airway management, as they can interfere with breathing. ...Read more

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Lab says my testisterone is low. Dr says I need MRI of brain before he treats. Is this standard procedure? Seems expensive and excessive to me.

Lab says my testisterone is low. Dr says I need MRI of brain before he treats. Is this standard procedure?  Seems expensive and excessive to me.

Usually not needed: If you truly have low testosterone, one needs to see if the problem is in the testicles or the pituitary/hypothalamus. If lh and fsh levels are high, the problem is in the testicles. If they are not high, one gets a prolactin level. If this is high, an MRI of the pituitary makes sense to do. If you have a normal prolactin, no headaches or visual changes, an MRI is usually not needed. ...Read more

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I have viral labrynthitus, and awful vertigo for a month now. Mri of brain came back normal. How much longer does this last? The vertigo is ruining my

I have viral labrynthitus, and awful vertigo for a month now. Mri of brain came back normal. How much longer does this last? The vertigo is ruining my

Vertigo: Are you being treated. Often a combination of antivert (meclizine) and prednisone will help. Also, for some people the cause of the vertigo is from an otolith. ENT or therapist can do a special head MANIPULATION to relieve symptoms ...Read more

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Can previous strokes be seen on CT or MRI of brain?

Can previous strokes be seen on CT or MRI of brain?

Yes, MRI: Can visualize almost all prior strokes. CT is somewhat less sensitive, and will be able to pick up most of the larger old strokes, but may not pick up very small old strokes. ...Read more

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Would MRI of brain and emg being normal rule out ALS or MS 33 yr old male.

Never say never: Yes, it is quite unlikely you have either ALS or MS, considering your test results. Hasn't the person who ordered these tests for you discussed this? In medicine, few things are certain, but it is time to consider less serious causes of your symptoms. Muscle twitching is very common, and is often caused by benign conditions, such as exercise regimen changes. ...Read more

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I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when I look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean

I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when I look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean

Not likely brain: Visual symptoms like you describe, which change depending upon where you look, are uncommon to be from a brain disorder. An eye disorder is more likely. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Keener
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Mri Of Brain (Definition)

MRI is an imaging study that uses magnetic frequency to visualize internal structures. It is safe during pregnancy, but cannot be performed on patients with metal implants because of ...Read more