I had an MRI done about five years ago and it showed some white matter changes. The latest MRI last week showed the white spots had increased both in number and in size. It also showed what may be an old infarction in the right hemisphere. The radiologist also noted in the "Impressions" section "Cerebral Atrophy." My primary care doc said it was nothing to worry about, that we just needed to keep my blood pressure and blood sugars (I'm diabetic) under control. Well, my untrained mind is worried.
Are lesions or white spots on the brain anything to be concerned about?
- 23 May 2011 by beagleguy48
It sounds like the radiologist did a good job of going over your scan. Trust your Primary when he says it's nothing to worry about. If you find over time that you can't shake the worry monster, you can get a 2nd opinion. A neurologist is your best choice for a 2nd opinion. Some atrophy is to be expected over time.
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