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What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. To name a few.... ...Read more

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Is it normal for a MRI to show white spots on spine not the spinal cord but by the discs in between them

Is it normal for a MRI to show white spots on spine not the spinal cord but by the discs in between them

It can be: It is difficult to answer this without seeing the MRI or at least knowing more about the MRI. There are two main types of pictures taken in an MRI, they are labelled as "T1" and "T2" images. Also, sometimes contrast (a compound injected intravenously for the MRI) is given. A white area in the center of the discs on a T2 image is normally suggestive of healthy (well hydrated) discs and is normal ...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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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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Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more

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Hi I have circular white spots on my back , I think it's a fungus but not sure . It got more notice able when tanned?

Hi I have circular white spots on my back , I think it's a fungus but not sure . It got more notice able when tanned?

Tinea corporis: This is typical for tinea corporis - a fungus - Usually responds nicely to antifungals - both oral and topical meds can work. ...Read more

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What is it when you have white spots on ur back?

What is it when you have white spots on ur back?

Tinea Versicolor: Most likely it's tinea versicolor, a fungal infection blocking uv light and turning skin color of the lesion site into "white". ...Read more

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What does it mean to have white spots on your back?

What does it mean to have white spots on your back?

Different things: Hypopigmentation can be caused by different things - like- vitiligo- which is an autoimmune condition, or could be infection like pityriasis multiforme--etc. Do you have any symptoms- like itchiness?. Go to see dermatologist to get checked. ...Read more

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I have small, unraised white spots all over my back, shoulders. Seems to get worse in the summer. What is this?

I have small, unraised white spots all over my back, shoulders. Seems to get worse in the summer. What is this?

Tinea versicolor: It sounds like tinea versicolor, a harmless fungus we all have on our body. It grows more readily ins ome people procucing slightly scaley white or tan spots. The fungus produces azeleic acid which causes the light spots which are more evident with tan skin. Your doctor can take a simple skin scraping to make the diagnosis. Topical and oral treatments are available. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could be causing white spots on my back, neck and face?

What could be causing white spots on my back, neck and face?

Possibly fungus: You may have tinea versicolor. Apply selsun blue shampoo to skin, leave on for a few minutes, then rinse off in shower. Do this 2-3 times per week for a month to help treat the fungus. The color will take time to get back to normal, but the treatment will prevent the condition from getting worse. ...Read more

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Help! I have white spots on the back of tongue. What do I do?

Help! I have white spots on the back of tongue. What do I do?

White spots tongue: See a dentist or ENT specialist for a diagnosis and treatment if appropriate. ...Read more

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White spots in back of elbow (size of 0.5cm x 1.5cm) 2week duration?

White spots in back of elbow (size of 0.5cm x 1.5cm) 2week duration?

Psoriasis : Or other similar condition comes to mind. Otherwise any answer is a guess without a picture or without being able to feel the texture of the skin lesion. Start by seeing a family doctor or internist. See a dermatologist is the problem persists and your doctor's diagnosis is "skin rash". ...Read more

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What will I do when I have white spots on my back and its very itchy?

What will I do when I have white spots on my back and its very itchy?

See a dermatologist: Itchy white spots could be many things, including hives (urticaria), irritant contact dermatitis, fungal infection, scabies, or skin cancer. You need to be examined and evaluated by an experienced physician, preferably a dermatologist. While waiting for your appointment, you could try otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) or topical 0.5-1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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If you tan.In a tanning bed and then you start getting white spots on your back what does that mean?

If you tan.In a tanning bed and then you start getting white spots on your back what does that mean?

Fungus?: You may have an early fungal infection, commonly know as ringworm. Don't forget that the person who used the tanning bed before you sweat just as much as you do. I always recommend the stand-up tanning booths to my patients that insist on tanning. ...Read more

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Does eczema cause white spots if you itch it alot? And how do I get the white spots back to normal? I have spots after the itch went away

Does eczema cause white spots if you itch it alot? And how do I get the white spots back to normal? I have spots after the itch went away

Not sure: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. White spots can be a chronic SCAR from previously gouging the skin. These would be difficult to reverse. Changes in skin color also often occur with skin trauma. Difficult to reverse but less than scar. Not having the eczema (treating it) for a long time would be a first step. ...Read more