Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?
Headaches. Yes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found on an MRI study 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 the neurologist to manage the headaches and dysesthesias.
Migraine? Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management.
Yes and No. If you were actively having an episode of say blurred vision or weakness, then yes if the MRI is done at the time you have symptoms, it should be visible. Its unlikely though that your symptoms are due to MS, as they are not consistent with the disease. Migraine is more common, and also analgesic overuse, post-concussive, and occipital nerve related headache more likely. LP is the definitive test.
Yes, it would. Your normal MRI of brain does not fully rule out MS, as rare cases with lesions only in spinal cord do exist, but unlikely that you have MS based upon your information.
Does MS show on brain mri? Pressure headaches and tremor and confusion. What can I have? I have sjögren's syndrome.
Brain MRI (passed out) in April. Found white lesions which told most likely due to migraines. Now having tingly/sleep/pain in both feet. MS after all?
Brain MRI result. It's true that white matter lesions are seen in people with a history of migraines. It not certain that you have MS, even with the symptoms in your feet. It is possible. Perhaps you had some other symptoms, which made you think about MS? The history of headaches is not normally associated with MS. Why did you pass out? It seems like there is more to the story here. Read more...
When a brain MRI says there are microvascular possibly due to migraines, could it still be MS lesions/plaques if I'm having MS symptoms? I'm 33.
Different lesions. Migraine is a vascular disorder that produces small spots often in gray matter. Ms produces large plaques in the periventricular regions. These are easy to distinguish. Many people have brief symptoms that make them think they have ms. Some may be from migraine events or from other benign causes. Read more...
Challenge? Mri lesions in ms and migraine have been compared, and the location and distribution are usually different, and most radiologists can easily distinguish. However, in some cases, pts can have both disorders, and rarely this may be associated with a genetic disorder cadasil. Occasionally, spinal fluid testing is needed, and cervical MRI may distinguish ms from migraine. Read more...