... I saw my regular Neuro yesterday. He did not view the scans with me (which I found somewhat odd b/c my son’s neurologists always did, maybe it’s because of CRAZY parents that force them to!), but he did tell me that my scans did not look like MS. My spots were “spots” and not “elongated” like MS. Also, I didn’t have signal abnormalities where they would expect to find it in... (13 replies)
... Apparently the radiologist's report said it was clean, but my neurologist showed me the images and the spots that he found and said that the original report was done by a general radiologist and not a neurologist. ... (5 replies)
... gling, EXTREME fatigue, etc. Recently I had severe cervical neck pain and muscle pain. The doctor discovered unusual reflex responses so ordered a cervical spine MRI which showed punctuate T2 lesions which gave suspicion to an a demyelinating disease such as M.S. ... (14 replies)
... I agree with Jayhawk, there is no such thing as a cure...but Im more concerned with what your MRI said that has you thinking the radiologist thinks its MS. Radiologists DO NOT diagnos diseases...are you reading into it too much? ... (4 replies)
... Overall, you appear to have received some sage advice from your doctor. If the thoracic MRI is a missing gap, I would think that it would be appropriate to get it to provide a snapshot in time of your current health. ... (38 replies)
... that it is highly unlikely that i have ms. he said the white spots were not indicative of ms based on the location and size of the spots. he said it could be idiopathic or from a bump on my head or illness etc. ... (38 replies)
... o the ER due to a severe headache. They gave me a CT scan, blood tests, urine test, and an MRI. The neurologist that was on call said that there were some white spots on the MRI where I might be getting headaches. He told the ER doctor to release me and come to his office the next day at noon. ... (3 replies)
Have you had any MRIs done? Lesions, are scars...the scars are from damage caused by the disease. MS is an autoimmune disease and it attacks the central nervous system, (eyes, spine and brain). In an MRI, the damage shows up as white spots, called lesions.
You would not necessarily need lesions to cause these symptoms, because these symptoms are not... (4 replies)
... s. If you had ALS, you would have muscle symptoms. ALS can be specifically tested. If MS is a thought, you could ask an MS Specialist to review your previous MRI images. If the specialist is interested another MRI could be ordered to compare the two. ... (4 replies)
... but my symptoms have not reduced. In fact, they are worse now. And, the cold spots and tingling are popping up briefly in new places every now and then and are still prevalent in the places mentioned above. ... (4 replies)
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... spine MRI's. On all reports the radiologist put one diagnosis as MS. Last Monday my neurologist spent a lot of time explaining the MRI results, showing me several different lesions and white spots. On the right side of my brain he explained that this is exactly what a MS lesion looks like. ... (8 replies)
... Hm, I'm not sure what you meant by "what did the MRI scan. ... (5 replies)
... Secondly, dont even think about looking at your films. White spots, in certain areas are normal, and white spots on a film which was NOT done with contrast are probably exactly that... ... (11 replies)
... I had an MRI back in October of last year. ... (11 replies)
Up to 5% of MSers can experience seizures. These MS seizures do happen. I went through a period of seizures.
In order to set aside the question of MS, please see an MS Specialist. A general neuor may not have experience with MS and may miss things which are obvious to an MS Specialist. An MRI should be with and without contrast and include your head and... (4 replies)
... and a blurred area near my sinus. marked as normal by neuro as the brights spots were non specific. ... (4 replies)
... hey whimpurr. I haven't been on here in a while and this news is troubling. I hate you are going thru this. I can certainly empathize as I had an extremely similar story, even telling the board I was Dx to recant soon after.
I hope you find solid answers. I finally just said forget it, it hasn't killed me yet...I know that's terrible. At the last visit I went point for... (12 replies)
... Actually, you are NOT crazy- but there is NOTHING here which suggests MS. It doesnt matter who read it....the non specific white spots, are actually probably from an infection or bump on the head when you were three years old.
Keep in mind that lesions are scars- and MS lesions are extremely specific in shape, size and placement....and pretty much anyone looking at 15 of... (2 replies)
... typical lesions. This shows that the MRI cannot be used as a specific test to confirm or deny MS. If every single MS caused lesion had the "Dawson's finger", things would be much easier. ... (1 replies)