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MRI showed white spot on brain...doc says migrains... But do migrains come and go through the day?weird tightness in temples migrains?

MRI showed white spot on brain...doc says migrains... But do migrains come and go through the day?weird tightness in temples migrains?

Not usually: Migraines don't usually cause "white spots" on the brain. Hypodense lesions could be the result of multiple sclerosis among other illnesses. Please ask for a copy of your radiology report from the MRI and ask your doctor to explain the results so that you understand. ...Read more

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


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When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

See neurologist: There are many reasons for 'lesions' or 'white spots' but there shouldn't be many in someone aged 48. Would suggest seeing a neurologist for thorough evaluation and correlation between spots and clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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How likely am i to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

How likely am i to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions.  One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

Hard to say: One white spot on brain MRI is nonspecific. If it is in a particular area (corpus callosum) it would be more concerning, otherwise it could have been from prior brain infection (encephalitis) or trauma (shearing injury). Your symptoms are a bit more worrisome. Perhaps a spinal fluid analysis will help. Neurology consult would be useful. ...Read more

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What might a spot on the brain found on an MRI be?

What might a spot on the brain found on an MRI be?

I would encourage yo: You to read the whole report. When a radiologist describes a spot they will also say what they think it means. If they say they are not sure then - ask your doctor if it needs to be followed up with a repeat scan in 6-12 months. A spot could be demyelination or could be a mass. Ask your doctor - thats what we are good for - questions. ...Read more

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What can a spot in the brain mean?

What can a spot in the brain mean?

Perhaps no signific.: "spots" are not uncommonly seen when an MRI is done, and usually these incidental white matter lesions are signs of prior migraine headaches or head injuries. These could be consistent with disease such as a stroke or multiple sclerosis, but these latter do have specific patterns and characteristics. A solitary lesion without clinical correlation is not an item to worry about. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby fell and her soft spot has bulged 2 days after. Does she have any brain trauma?

My 6 month old baby fell and her soft spot has bulged 2 days after. Does she have any brain trauma?

You are prob. okay: •the anterior fontanelle is not fragile, but also not the spot you truly want to expose to the elements. It’s soft and vulnerable as there is no bone between your baby’s brain and the outside world. Good planning in the anatomy world afforded multiple layers of tough tissue protecting your baby at that spot. If serious: baby would be fussy, irritable, hard to arrouse, & perhaps vomiting. ...Read more

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Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

There is: simply not enough information to venture a guess. It could be nothing. How is it described in the MRI report? ...Read more

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Do CT scans spot all kinds of brain tumors and brain cancer?

Do CT scans spot all kinds of brain tumors and brain cancer?

Good question: Ct scan with contrast are quite sensitive to lesions about ).5-1cm in diameter. Mri brain +/- contrast is even more sensitive. ...Read more

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What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

Unanswerable: Many possibilities depending on sequence used, contrast, location of "spot" etc. The MRI report should provide details. ...Read more