Can a brain MRI for dizziness see cholesteatoma?

Yes. CT has better spatial resolution and would be better for surgical planning for cholesteatoma surgery. MRI should be able to exclude middle ear cholesteatoma.

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Normal EEG and brain MRI but low grade headache and a little dizziness every day. What can it be? Every other tests are normal.

Headache syndrome. You may simply have a common headache syndrome which is very common and can either be approached by taking preventative medication or some other form of intervention (maybe not pharmacological even). If you would like to set up a 1-1 appointment please look me up at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR. I am a neurologist and headache specialist and am happy to help. Read more...

Dizziness, legs buckling sometimes. Have significant white matter on brain. 56 years old. Dr said Last brain MRI showed no change from prior MRI?

Not sure. exactly what the question is, but sometimes if there is severe and widespread white matter disease on MRI, it is difficult to tell if there is subtle interval change from scan to scan. Read more...
White matter... Everyone has white matter in the brain, so not clear what implications are being suggested. Evaluation of your physical state and historical details will be necessary for further evaluation of your issue. Read more...

Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Neurologic symptoms. Its not possible to give you a meaningful response. Are you 16 or 96? were you perfectly healthy or had many different medical and psychiatric conditions 4 months ago? You have had a medical work up and we don't know the results of the other tests like blood tests. I cant think of a condition that would just appear in the evenings. It may have to do where you are at that time not the time itself. Read more...

Would a brain mri show any scary reasons for dizziness, brain fog and head pressure? It gets worse with motion and bending my head a certain way.

Anatomy. MRI's evaluate anatomy and water content of the brain. It should help with diagnosing causes of vertigo and other CNS symptoms, even if it excludes them. Read more...

My first signs of a lupus flare is always dizziness with fatigue. My brain MRI was normal. Why do you think I am getting dizzy spells during flares?

Effects of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can and often does effect any organ system in the body. This can include skin, lungs, and even nerves. Lupus flares often present in a similar manner as the initial onset. It would appear that your lupus began in the nervous system thus creating dizziness with flares. Your doctor should regularly do a head to toe exam for signs and symptoms of progression. Read more...
Dizziness. Dizziness with lupus can be due to several reasons . It could be due to inner ear inflammation, small vessel inflammation in brain , anemia , hypertension, cardiac causes postural changes etc to name a few. Mri can be normal in such circumstances and res out any CNS lesions . Fatigue is associated with disease activity. Read more...

5 months of Vestibular neuritis, brain MRI ok. I am still getting dizzy and foggy, despite 1 month of therapy is it normal? No hearing loss!

Clarification. You do NOT have "vestibular neuritis", as this is a short-term infection, lasting maybe 2-3 weeks. Would suggest you have otological testing to see if you have Meniere's, otolithic dysfnctn such as benign positional vertigo, or even perilymphatic or endolympatic fistula. See otolaryngologist. Read more...

Since taking methotrexate for 8 weeks for connective tissue disease, my brain fog & dizzy spells have stopped. Why do you think? (my brain MRI was neg.

Inflammation! Inflammation from any cause causes brain fog...Think back to the flue! if you experienced a reduction in inflammation, your brain fog would improve. Read more...
It's working. Methotrexate starts working after 4 to 8 weeks with maximal benefit at a particular dose around 3 to 4 months-- a great medication.We don't fully understand how it works but it's one of the best steroid-sparing agents (same as steroids but much safer long term).Methotrexate injections under the skin are relatively painless, fewer side effects, and more dependably effective than oral form. Read more...

Hello Doctor, I have bpv vertigo as diagnosed by doctors. I'm facing this vertigo for almost two years now, I did brain MRI and doctors found nothing serious. I feel dizzy and nausea frequently. Is there any permanent cure for this? I'm sick of getting d

BPPV. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is caused by abnormal fluid flow in the inner ear. There is a procedure called the Epley Manuver. Many physical therapists can do it and they can even teach you to do it at home if it ever comes back. BE CAREFUL and make sure someone provides you neck support when you do it, or see a physical therapist capable of performing Epley Manurer. Read more...