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I had 2 very small ischemic areas on my recent MRI. Does it

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I had 2 very small ischemic areas on my recent MRI. Does it mean that I had 2 recent strokes, or it is a result of a chronic condition
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.

These are not considered as strokes. If the mri report states very small ischemic areas then these are unlikely strokes. If the radiologist sees strokes then they clearly put it in their report. They report strokes as either small stroke or large stroke (depending upon the size) but in your case they have mentioned just small ischemic areas. Such very small ischemic areas are due to chronic ischemic conditions and they are not considered as strokes.

Once again to your main question the answer is “No” these are not recent strokes, rather these are two chronic ischemic changes and these type of mri findings are not called as strokes.

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