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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

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 a MRI of brain without contrast show any infection ?

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

I am getting a MRI of brain with and without dye.What can the dye show that no dye will not show?Im 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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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

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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more