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White Spots On Spine
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have celiac. skin gets white spots that come and go, tingling in my feet hands forearms. some bad pain in spine,up to and into ears comes and go?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found some white spots on my back and shoulders, what should I do?
P.S. Today I noticed some small spots on my chest and neck!
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?
I have little small white spots all over my back and chest the pop as I touch/scratch them what could this be they are getting worse I have about 80?
I have had white spots on my back for a few months. Recently they have gotten much worse. What could this be?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White spots tongue: See a dentist or ENT specialist for a diagnosis and treatment if appropriate. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you tan.In a tanning bed and then you start getting white spots on your back what does that mean?
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
Am so worried about my friend. She suddenly got white spots/points/ all over her back. What are these? How to treat them? Thank you so much doctors!
I can't answer: I am not allowed to answer 3rd party questions ...Read more
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