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MRI result says MS

Postby spanta » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:47 pm

I suffered from exotropia and I just did my brain MRI w/wo contrast on the referral from ophthalmologist, here is what the report says:
On FLAIR image there is a 7 mm area fo prolongation involving the left parietal lobe best evaluated on series #6 image #15. no corresponding area for T1 prolongation is identified. after contrast there is 3 mm area of enhancement. finding may represent a demyelinating process such as multiple sclerosis or atypical inflamatory etiology.All other things are normal. I am being refereed to Neurologist for MS suspicion. I am scared as hell about this. Could this be MS? I have a history of asthma.
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Re: MRI result says MS

Postby want2bike » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:41 am

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Re: MRI result says MS

Postby lyndacarol » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:31 am

spanta wrote:I suffered from exotropia and I just did my brain MRI w/wo contrast on the referral from ophthalmologist, here is what the report says:
On FLAIR image there is a 7 mm area fo prolongation involving the left parietal lobe best evaluated on series #6 image #15. no corresponding area for T1 prolongation is identified. after contrast there is 3 mm area of enhancement. finding may represent a demyelinating process such as multiple sclerosis or atypical inflamatory etiology.All other things are normal. I am being refereed to Neurologist for MS suspicion. I am scared as hell about this. Could this be MS? I have a history of asthma.

Welcome to ThisIsMS, spanta. We don't have all the answers, but we are willing to share our experiences and our opinions on MS.

To your question… This could be MS; but since MS shares many symptoms with many other conditions, it could be many other things as well. Start with your GP; take a list of your symptoms to discuss with him/her; and begin to rule out those other possibilities.

This description of a neurological exam might be helpful for knowing what to expect:

http://peripheralneuropathycenter.uchic ... #bloodtest

Especially important is this section on blood tests:

Blood tests

Blood tests are commonly employed to check for vitamin deficiencies, toxic elements and evidence of an abnormal immune response.

Depending on your individual situation, your doctor may request certain laboratory tests to identify potentially treatable causes for neuropathy. These include tests for:

Vitamin B12 and folate levels (Zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, and copper are also recommended by jimmylegs here at TIMS.)
Thyroid, liver and kidney functions (especially thyroid hormones testing is recommended by Kathryn Simpkins in her book, The MS Solution)
Vasculitis evaluation
Oral glucose tolerance test (I suggest a "fasting blood insulin test" also.)
Antibodies to nerve components (e.g., anti-MAG antibody)
Antibodies related to celiac disease (I think this is VERY important, as well as a mannitol-lactulose test for Intestinal Permeability.)
Lyme disease
HIV/AIDS
Hepatitis C and B

MS is considered an autoimmune disease. Often a person diagnosed with one autoimmune disease is later diagnosed with a second or even third. I seem to recall from AARDA (http://www.aarda.org) that asthma is also considered an autoimmune disease.
My hypothesis: excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) plays a major role in MS, as developed in my initial post: http://www.thisisms.com/forum/general-discussion-f1/topic1878.html "Insulin – Could This Be the Key?"
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Re: MRI result says MS

Postby Cece » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:26 pm

spanta wrote:I suffered from exotropia and I just did my brain MRI w/wo contrast on the referral from ophthalmologist, here is what the report says:
On FLAIR image there is a 7 mm area fo prolongation involving the left parietal lobe best evaluated on series #6 image #15. no corresponding area for T1 prolongation is identified. after contrast there is 3 mm area of enhancement. finding may represent a demyelinating process such as multiple sclerosis or atypical inflamatory etiology.All other things are normal. I am being refereed to Neurologist for MS suspicion. I am scared as hell about this. Could this be MS? I have a history of asthma.

MS is a disease of elimination meaning they have to eliminate all other possibilities first. The diagnosis process can be a lengthy one. Also there are more than one subtypes of MS, and there are many people who are able to live relatively normally with relapses and remissions. I hope you do not have MS or anything like it, and I hope that your disease course if you have it is a benign one. Good luck. The after-contrast enhancement means the blood-brain barrier did not prevent the gadolinium from crossing into the brain. Sometimes inflammation can cause that blood-brain barrier weak area.
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