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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

Isotope deposits: A bone scan invovles injecting a radioisotope into the body. The brighter white areas are where the body has deposited more of the isotope than the less bright areas. Some of this is normal, such as in the bladder but some of these areas may be abnormal. ...Read more

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In a cancerous lung what is the black stuff and what the white lump is?

In a cancerous lung what is the black stuff and what the white lump is?

Pathology photos: A lung cancer in a lung is usually a dominant mass and usually white, though it may be more subtle. The black is simply from the smoke that's accumulated over the years. The blackness in the lungs frightens people, and rightly so, but it is actually more of a marker for other damage caused by smoke than a problem by itself. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more

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What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

What might the light brown spot on my baby's white part of the eye be?

Depends: It could simply be an area of increased pigmentation, like a freckle. I would recommend having your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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What is a tiny grey patch on the white of the eye mean?

What is a tiny grey patch on the white of the eye mean?

Probably not serious: But there are several possible causes. If you have pain/discomfort then get it checked out. Meanwhile take a picture of it so that you can track it for any changes. ...Read more

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What are the black and white spits on bone scsns?

What are the black and white spits on bone scsns?

Thanks for asking!: The dark spots are areas of increased uptake and pale or white looking areas are low uptake. The dark may indicate arthrits, fracture or areas of cancer spread. ...Read more

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What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?

What would cause a gray spot on the white part of my eye ball?

Normal variant: Need more info. How long has it been present? Getting bigger? Any vision changes? Most of the time these are not worrisome. Would need to see it to diagnose. ...Read more

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What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

A nevus: most of these are benign, but should be monitored for growth and / or increased pigmentation. surgical excision would then be recommended. ...Read more

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6days old baby with light yellowish on the white part of the eye and on skin...What to do? Is it normal?

6days old baby with light yellowish on the white part of the eye and on skin...What to do? Is it normal?

Neonatal jaundice: Could be neonatal jaundice. This is of variable severity but should be seen right away by your pediatrician to see if there is a problem. ...Read more

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Whay causes spots on white matter of the brain?

Whay causes spots on white matter of the brain?

Many causes: White matter lesions can be caused by a very wide range of things, ranging from toxic exposure to multiple sclerosis to hypertension to chronic migraines. A neurologist can help you put the imaging findings into perspective with the rest of your clinical picture, and guide further workup and treatment as needed. ...Read more

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I have these white bumps and small streaks that appear on the inside of my mouth, specifically on the interior of the cheeks. What is it? Std? Help!

I have these white bumps and small streaks that appear on the inside of my mouth, specifically on the interior of the cheeks. What is it? Std? Help!

Needs evaluation: It could be cold sores. Sometimes people only get them on the inside of the lip or cheek. Only way to know for sure is have your doc look at them. ...Read more

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What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

It depends....: How white, grey or black signal on an MRI scan is interpreted depends on the type of sequence that spot appears in. So without knowing the sequence, i can only guess. If these are scattered black dots they could represent small foci of old hemorrhage or iron deposition. If it is a bigger spot it could represent a fluid collection. I really would have to see the images to give you an answer. ...Read more

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What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Mri of brain showed thinning mylin and white spots as well as grey mass...could this along with other be MS?

Mri of brain showed thinning mylin and white spots as well as grey mass...could this along with other be MS?

MRI brain: The thinning myelin and white spots are often described in the usual aging of the brain. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See a neurologist to discuss the MRI findings in the brain. ...Read more

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My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain, he says its m s u think its what it is, ?

My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain,  he says its  m s   u think its what it is, ?

Not necessarily: If you have history of migraine, head injury, high blood pressure or merely taking a variety of meds, could be better answer (eg, microvascular angioplasty). Ms is best diagnosed based on history and physical exam. The MRI is used for confirmation and treatment decisions in part. Get neurological consultation. ...Read more

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Are white spots on the brain in a 44 yrar old femal normal?

Are white spots on the brain in a 44 yrar old femal normal?

NOT FULLY: Problem with this finding is it's often nonspecific, and may or may not correlate with clinical findings. Ris is term for ms found on MRI without history. Leukoariosis can be found with migraines, hardening of the arteries, prior trauma, arteritis or vasculitis, or merely associated with aging. Such spots can be seen in genetic disorders, such as cadasil. Does one of the topics match you? ...Read more

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Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common conditions. Strokes, cancer, infection, and some other rare neurological disorders can also cause similar issues. Sometimes further physical examination, blood work, and a spinal fluid tap may be necessary to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are white spots on the white matter of your brain indicative of anything serious?

Are white spots on the white matter of your brain indicative of anything serious?

Numerous: Maybe nonspecific, a result of head and/or neck trauma, associated with migraine headaches, signs of prior stroke or atherosclerosis, present in multiple sclerosis, but also due to drugs, both prescription, and recreational, amongst many categories. ...Read more

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White spots on the brain shown in mri and i'm having siezures would there be any connection ?

White spots on the brain shown in mri
and i'm having siezures 
would there be any connection ?

Spots nonspecific: At your age, spots may be consistent with microvascular angiopathy, a sign of vascular atherosclerosis or even small strokes, which may be a focus for your seizures, but such lesions may be due to migraine, head injury, multiple sclerosis, and may have little to do with current seizures. Talk to your doc, as may need a medicine to protect against stroke. ...Read more

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Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Chronic blood supply: White spots or ubo are related to slow death of brain tissue due to blood flow problems. White spots get more numerous with age, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol issues. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the brain?

?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

Mri follow up: Tests that may be done to help find out what caused the spots on an mri could be: 1. physical exam / blood pressure check 3. blood tests 3. spinal tap Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

White: White spots....Very variable in their cause. Usually seen in people with migraines or 'small vessel disease' related to bp, diabetes, high cholesterol, genetics, smoking, etc. Really depends on their appearance. Usually radiologist will comment on their opinion. ...Read more

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What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read more

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What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

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What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

We don't know: You are probably referring to non-specific white matter lesions seen on MRI of your brain. We actually do not have a clear understanding of what these or what they mean. They are loosely associated with stroke and dementia. However, at 38 years of age I would not think your white spots are cause of your symptoms and am surprised you have them. They could be serious. Please get them checked out. ...Read more

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Had an MRI of the brain back on 7/9/13. Everything came back normal except for a few white spots. Is there a chance of developing an aneurysm since?

Had an MRI of the brain back on 7/9/13. Everything came back normal except for a few white spots. Is there a chance of developing an aneurysm since?

MRI AND white spots: Why you had an MRI, what symptoms you had? The current MRI resolution should provide the diagnosis of aneurysm, requires follow up. white spots, may go away or increase, you require a neurologist. Do a follow up MRI Have a neurocognitive testing Other conditions also generate white spots, you need differential diagnosis ...Read more

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Right now the lesions /white spots are seen in brain for MS patient.Not seen in neck and spine . Any possibility will develop in future inspite of med?

Right now the lesions /white spots are seen in brain for MS patient.Not seen in neck and spine . Any possibility will develop in future inspite of med?

Depends on Rx: Disease modifying agents in MS are designed to control relapses, MRI lesions, and prevent ultimate disability. A potent medication such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya would provide better assurance of less lesions over both brain and spinal cord. Also, add vitamin D-3 supplements. ...Read more

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Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is i need answers now! I've even had?

Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is  i need answers now! I've even had?

Many possibilities: Sounds like you're referring to t2 white matter hyper intensities. The possible causes are numerous. Developing some small spots is really fairly normal as one ages, but the devil is in the details of your films, your history, and your exam. Your neurologist would be best one to determine what these may be, if they are concerning, and if they require further investigation. ...Read more

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Looking for advice on white spots on brain discovered incidently on neck mri? what could these be? ive been unwell for 6 yrs still with no diagnosis.

Looking for advice on white spots on brain discovered incidently on neck mri? what could these be? ive been unwell for 6 yrs still with no diagnosis.

See a neurologist: go see a neurologist as soon as possible to rule out multiple sclerosis or other myelin sheath problems It may be normal for you but you need additional testing ...Read more

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What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro

What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro

Many things: It depends on where the "white spots" were seen and how they were sure that she was alzeimer's free (did they do a brain biopsy?). While fibromyalgia is a central pain disorder (disorder of the brain), it is not associated with any pathological tissue disorder, but rather persistent sensations of pain in the brain (cause unknown). ...Read more

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Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

It depends: Like many things in medicine, it depends. Some of it depends on the patient's symptoms, age. Many people have "white spots" on mris; there can be non-specific small vessel white matter disease seen on the MRI of many individuals with a western diet. White spots on an MRI also can mean ms, but it is usually in a certain pattern that is more specific for ms. Discuss your MRI with your neurologist. ...Read more

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