MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in town.

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MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in town.

Post by evecronin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:19 am

I hope someone can ease my mind.... I got MRI results and I don't know if I should be worried. I got the MRI because of facial numbness. I am a 43 year old woman.

Impression: A few scatter ovoid foci of increased T2 signal intensity within the corona radiata and subcortical white matter which are non-specific and most frequently represent the sequelae of chronic small vessel ischemia and/or infarction. In a patient of this age group Multiple Sclerosis is not excluded. Clinical and laboratory correlations are suggested.

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Re: MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in to

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 am

hi there :) while no one here is qualified to take diagnostic next steps in your case, to my relatively inexperienced eye that report is pretty clear. 'these problems are more often health problem a and/or b but we can't rule out health problem c.

if you are more interested in action ASAP, you can take the pursuit of optimal health into your own hands today :) such an approach generally varies little from one diagnosis to another. and it gives you something to work on, while you wait for the clinical gears to crank through their standard and necessarily rigorous (and yes, frustratingly time consuming) process.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in to

Post by ElliotB » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:53 am

Your best bet is to be patient, wait for your neurologist to get back in town, and wait to get accurate information from the highly trained professionals you have chosen to help you, any one else will likely not be giving you accurate information.

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Re: MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in to

Post by evecronin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:19 am

Thank you both.

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Re: MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in to

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 am

np!
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in to

Post by ElliotB » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:22 pm

BTW, even those trained to read MRIs don't always get it right. A MRI can sometimes be difficult to interpret. My first neurologist got it wrong, my second got it right.


"you can take the pursuit of optimal health into your own hands today"

This is probably the best advice anyone can really give you, because from this moment on, regardless of any diagnosis you receive, the pursuit of optimal health will/should likely be your top priority in life.

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Re: MRI results waiting for my neurologist to get back in to

Post by evecronin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:12 pm

ElliotB wrote:BTW, even those trained to read MRIs don't always get it right. A MRI can sometimes be difficult to interpret. My first neurologist got it wrong, my second got it right.


"you can take the pursuit of optimal health into your own hands today"

This is probably the best advice anyone can really give you, because from this moment on, regardless of any diagnosis you receive, the pursuit of optimal health will/should likely be your top priority in life.
Thanks again. I appreciate your taking the time to reply.

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