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I am 35 years old. Did a MRI as precaution since I have

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I am 35 years old. Did a MRI as precaution since I have tinnitus. Got report today and it said:
1. A FLAIR bright focus is noted at left frontal periventricular region. It is non specific in nature but could represent microangiopathic change.
2. REtained secretion is noted in the right maxillary sinus.
So scared although Ear doctor say is really nothing no big deal, but I went and saw a neuro doctor anyways. He saw report and MRI, also said no big deal and is very common. What is it??? what is microangiopathic change???
Do you have history of Diabetes,Hypertension?
Alcohol and smoking?
Stuffy nose?
Are you taking any medications?
Since how long have you been suffering from Tinnitus?
Clogged ears?
Are you taking any medications?
Have you undergone any blood work?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No, I quit smoking 9 months ago.
All these years sometimes I feel little dizzy I thought cause my bp is low.
Took blood test everything normal
No medication.
Tinnitus, I don't know how long.....
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have no history of Diabetes and hypertension.

Doc, I am freaking out....

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for providing more information.
Such microangiopathic changes refer to small blood vessel changes in the brain.
These changes occur due to the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking,Diabetes.
So these findings are common to see in regular practice.
As you have history of smoking so it may be possible to have such changes in brain due to smoking.
Hence eat healthy low fat and low salt diet.
However this is usually not reversible, but the damage is not significant either.
Now as you have retained secretion in maxillary sinus so it can be contributing factor in Tinnitus.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
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Thank you.
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