White spots on mri scan of brain

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Avatar n tn I was told that they found alot of white spots on the left and right sides of my brain.Right now at this time my doctor does'nt know what it could be,at least that's what he told me.So could you please tell me somethings that could be causing this,I would appreciate any info you could provide me with.
Avatar n tn I'm 50yrs old just had a MRI SCAN ON THE BRAIN and it showed large white spots should I be worry
Avatar n tn It was late onset as I had my first seizure in 1999 and have had only 1 other one since. I am taking Dilantin (260mg). Well, the MRI showed several little white spots in my brain. My neurologist suggest they could be calcium deposits (can't find anything on line about this) so I had blood taken and she is looking for an infection that may have been present. I also have sleep apnea, diagnosed at the same time as the epilepsy.
Avatar f tn White matter on an MRI can be caused by a lot of things: MS, vascular disease, old age, heredity, diet, to name just a few. I don't know if there are specific areas for MS. You may want to post your question in the Neurology and MS communities as well. MRI is just one test. Doctors also look at a lot of other things to help them rule out everything else and to figure out your specific issues.
Avatar n tn The CT Scan came out normal, mra was ok, the Eco Cardio was perfect, but the Mri showed the white spots on the brain for the second time. I have to see a neurologist again and the last time said there was not problem. Currently I do have spurs on my heel and achelies tendons. Can this be MS or something that the doctors are not seeing? This hospital was my 3rd mini-stroke. I do have high blood pressure and do take medication for that. I need answers that the doctors here cannot give me.
Avatar n tn White spots appearing on an MRI scan for an 18 year old, with severe stomach problems.
Avatar n tn I also have had bad headaches (migraines) and white spots were found on a ct scan and then later on a follow up mri. My neurologist said they were from the migraines. I have my doubts but at this point I haved no other answers. I have always received some relief using imitrex for my headaches.But when they got worse I used Topamax which helped alot, just research because of some side effects that could be serious. Prayer also was the biggest help.
Avatar f tn My test showed (MRI, CT SCAN) that I have white spots on my brain. The Dr. said they are cause by my cholesteral being high 198 trigleserides. I'm trying to understand can this have been caused by something else and why did my vision disappear? Is it really because of my trigleserides being high?
Avatar f tn The other day i was talkin to a friend and I zoned out and started talking about something completely different, then zoned back again and thought hang on....what have i just done.... Anyway I did this infront of the doctor and he ordered a MRI scan....and when it came back they said that it showed white spots that a woman of my age (36) should not have....and have referred me to neurologist who I see next week.....but Im worried sick....do I have MS or what else could it be?
Avatar n tn Migraine is another cause of white spots in the brain seen on MRI. The headache and dizziness could be because of migraine, high BP, low blood sugar, poor eyesight and dehydration. Hope this helps!
1070379 tn?1255313381 I had a seizer and went to the er. I have had an abnormal CT and MRI brain scan. There was white spots in my limphnods and a "weird" spot in my left frontel "white matter". The doc's said its not a tipical MS spot or toumer. I had blurred vission in my right eye for about 10-12 hours. I've had a headake since it happened on Sep 28. The doc's couldnt get a reflex in my right leg and ankel. I have slowed movement slightly in my right arm/hand/leg/foot.
Avatar m tn I had a brain MRI done and they found a lesion on my brain. I have seen a neurologist and had a spinal tap done. The neurologist said all levels were normal and we also did a CTA scan of the brain and he said that was normal. I have not had any symptoms of MS and now I am left wondering WTF is this spot and what could have caused it?....The neurologist said if I develop any symptoms we can look at it again or maybe I should do another spinal tap done in a year.
Avatar f tn Nothing showed up on scans of the sinuses so specialist ordered MRI to explore further I saw the white spots and got me curious I much rather know whats what and when I saw the spots I thought Id try and do some research Jensequitur where on the pic is a lesion in the cerebellum ?
Avatar m tn Hello all, I am a 42 year old sedentary professional, overweight, hypothyroid for many years. For severalyears had been having strange sensation in chest like an elevator dropping. Cardiovacular tests unremarkable except for low stamina. About four years ago, after about two years of incredible stress levels I alway thought I managed well, I began having what were diagnosed as anxiety attacks, mainly related to sitting in traffic.
Avatar m tn had a mri last week of pelvic area and lower back, got a copy of the mri on a disc and took a look of it and was wondering what black spots and bright white spots mean in either are scanned?
Avatar m tn It was suggested that an MRI brain scan should be undertaken (presumably to rule out the remote possibility of a brain tumour). The MRI scan was more or less normal - except for some white spots (perhaps 10-20 on one of the "scan pictures") each measuring ~1 mm x 2 mm. The neurologist commented that these white spots probably arose from "exhausted/thrombosed blood vessels".
127986 tn?1311194447 Just would like to know if some white spots on a 29 year old females brain MRI is ok? Never had migraines and no other past medical hx. Was told by neuro that some peeps just have them. It still baffles me with all my symptoms how they can't all be connected. Been told not MS. Just worried it could turn out to be a stroke for me for the future or something eles.
469029 tn?1207521902 Brain- 3 non-specific white spots (focci?) abnormal white matter signal, which could be caused by migranes, trauma, inflamation, and fluid was seen. Neck: Stenosis, narrow cannel, Osteoscites (outgrowth) C3-C4-C6 I am terrified and dont want to feel this way anymore and I am unsure why all if this is happening. Any causes or info you can give me is greatly appriciated.
Avatar n tn Earlier this week, my wife had accidently hit her head on the snack bar of our home. This resulted in her being "knocked" unconsious for a very short amount of time. After this incident she was seen by our family doctor who had indicated if she started feeling nauseauous or if she continued to have headaches for the next week to call and she would be scheduled for an Cat Scan. During the course of the week she had several headaches that were light to mild in nature.
Avatar n tn Earlier this week, my wife had accidently hit her head on the snack bar of our home. This resulted in her being "knocked" unconsious for a very short amount of time. After this incident she was seen by our family doctor who had indicated if she started feeling nauseauous or if she continued to have headaches for the next week to call and she would be scheduled for an Cat Scan. During the course of the week she had several headaches that were light to mild in nature.
Avatar n tn It is difficult to diagnose cancer without direct clinical examination, taking your complete medical history, and reviewing your MRI/ CT scan. The white spots in the brain may indicate old age or areas which have been damaged.Other tests may need to be done such as visual evoked potential, spinal tap with analysis of the fluid, and other blood tests. If you have them also on your lungs, have this evaluated further for proper management. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn When my mother went to treat her ear infection due to hole in the ear (that was supposed to be operated next week), doc did CT scan and found couple of white spots on Brain & skull. They suspected it to be metastasis & suspect the cancer may be in advance stage. They have advised to take MRI, bone/blood tests, the results are awaited. They did check kidney, uterus which are clear.
Avatar m tn I have epilepsy. I did MRI and I found white spots on this image. What's this? http://img607.imageshack.us/i/25069127.png/ On some images I see multiple black holes - what they are means?
Avatar f tn However I will try to provide you with some useful information. There are multiple reasons to have white spots on an MRI. To name a few, these include demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), headaches/migraines, and combination of factors as we age including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and diabetes. It is important to interpret the white matter changes with the clinical history and examination.
Avatar n tn my name is marina, live in canada, and as well was told I have a lot of whites spots on the brain I had an mri done and that is what is showed although the doctor feels it could be because of my age (53) i also have tingling in my hands and thighs and feet, could this be ms. The doctor said to wait for 3 months and do a nother mri and if the test come back with more white spots then we will know that is could be progressive ms.
Avatar n tn thanks, that is helpful. Why did you get the MRI in the first place? From what I understand, a diagnosis of MS is just made based on a collection of symptoms or conditions correlated with those symptoms. -In other words, there is no definiton of the disease, like "presence of XYZ virus". Are White Spots on the Spinal Cord and Brain MRI's definitely indicative of demyelination? or could other factors cause inflamation of those areas and create white spots on the MRI?
Avatar f tn I'm not sure about the white spots on the brain. I did a bit of quick research and I find that they are common, but investigation should be done to find a cause for them. Is there follow up scheduled to determine what might be causing them?
2699259 tn?1344214545 I finally got an MRI of my brain (that was pure tourcher btw)! Now my appt is 3 weeks away, so here I am looking over the scans and wondering. If there was something 'wrong' I assume it would be obvious? I don't see any gray or white spots or areas or large dark masses. I did see one tiny white spec, but it doesn't show on all the scans and one vein thats very squiggly looking, other then that it seems normal to me (comparing pictures of a normal scan). Any thoughts on this?