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Neurologist I took an MRI ( stand up machine only ) of

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I took an MRI ( stand up machine only ) of the BRAIN
saw my neurologist this AM
advised the radiologist report mentioned a SPOT on the brain
he says come back in a year and we will take another MRI - could be due to migraines and headaches that I have and NOT to worry
I am worried
what do you think I should do ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Janne Nissinen replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I’m Dr. Janne Nissinen, a board certified neurologist.Please note that this is an information request and does not substitute an in person visit to a physician or an official diagnostic process. The advice given here is for information purposes only. Please give me a moment to read your question and type an answer.
Expert:  Janne Nissinen replied 1 year ago.
An MRI report would be very helpful if you have it on hand. However, typically the "spots" that Drs refer to are what are known as T2 white matter hyperintensities which are very common in everyone as we age. They are thought to represent wear-and-tear of the smallest of the small blood vessels of the brain and are of no consequence unless very numerous. The can also be seen in individuals with migraines and are of unknown clinical significance. They do not represent a tumor or major stroke and you should not worry. It is reasonable to repeat an MRI in one year to verify that no change has occurred, but most would not even pursue a follow-up MRI.
Expert:  Janne Nissinen replied 1 year ago.
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