Help!!

cateyes1213
By cateyes1213 Latest Reply 2013-03-23 21:48:21 -0500
Started 2013-01-19 04:19:08 -0600

I went to the doctor and he saw a spot in my MRI of the brain. What is this? I am so scared!!!!


18 replies

mr.awesome
mr.awesome 2013-01-24 19:06:17 -0600 Report

I think it might be a type of stroke.there is two types of strokes,hemmoraphhic stroke and another. One is when a blood clot forms in the artery of the brain.hemmorphhic stroke is when damage or bleeding is functional in a artery of the brain.but I'm not sure u might need to see a specialist

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-26 21:53:42 -0600 Report

Mr. A,

You are correct in your description of stroke types. However,what cateyes experienced was an MRI showing calcifications of her cranium. If course, there was another radiologic finding that can best be described as scarring as part of the healing process. Again, the doc and radiologist are in th best position to dertmine if the findings are something to be concerned about. So far neither seems to be worried.

HH

cateyes1213
cateyes1213 2013-01-21 03:02:21 -0600 Report

HH,

Yes can we review that finding if you don't mind. The MRI I went for in 2010 did not show anything, now this one does. Maybe it's from the occasional headaches I get on one side. The doc wants me to go for a 72 hr EEG, blood work and Emg on all four limbs.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-22 22:24:10 -0600 Report

cat,

The only thing I would ask about is the signficance of the MRI changes over the two year period. The changes themselves are common. What I cannot get a handle on is how quickly they can appear.

I would like to think that if the changes represented a danger your doc would alert you to them. Unfortunately, I do not have enough background knowledge or contacts in this area that I can offer anything solid about the time period. Again, make a point of asking your doc how common it is for the changes to appear over a two-year time interval. Although, he/she may have to defer to the radiologist who likely sees this sort of thing far more often. If you get no satisfaction go directly to the radiologist yourself!

HH

mr.awesome
mr.awesome 2013-01-24 19:02:32 -0600 Report

Hi, I wonderd if you knew what these symptoms lead to:shortness of breath,chest pain,dizzyness,aggression,and abdominal pain. Because I actually had no heart problems before or…yet.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-24 23:09:29 -0600 Report

Mr. A,

The first three symptoms you mention are classic symptoms of a heart problem but not necessarily so. Aggression and even abdominal pain could be tied to a behavioral issue. The best course of action is to have a health professional examine you to rule out physical ailments then work on the mind. Remember, the brain is just another organ to be treated!

HH

mr.awesome
mr.awesome 2013-01-25 06:29:51 -0600 Report

Ok thanks about that.it just started out I was always tired and weak then the next ones Came about the next day

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-27 22:35:12 -0600 Report

mr.awesome,

Let us know what the docs find out or any other updates in your condition. The more we know the more the community can be of assistance!

HH

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-20 00:03:08 -0600 Report

cat,

No need to worry if your doc is not concerned. Spots on head MRI's are often benign bone masses called hyperostosis which are common in women.

Anybody else had had scary spots on their heads found by MRI. If so, what did it turn out to be? Your input would be much appreciated!

HH

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-20 22:07:24 -0600 Report

cat,

My guess is your doc will tell you the same thing my sources tell me. Hyperotosis, like wrinkles, is something that can occur just by aging. Any time there is a physical change in your body it bears having it checked out. But, if your docs are satisfied there is no need for concern - and there are no additional or suspicious changes - then it is a good bet you will be OK.

It's kind of like worrying about whether you will be hit by a meteor. Can it happen - sure! Will it happen? Probably not!

HH

P.S. Seems to me there was another radiologic finding we discussed earlier that dealt with scar tissue from a healing process. We can review that finding as well if you like.

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