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    Old 04-05-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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    Does MRI show lesions?

    I am having an MRI (brain) on Monday and my neuro said that it would show lesions if I had Lyme? I am interested in what he meant, never can think of all the questions I have to ask when at the appointment. Hate that darn tube of an MRI machine...thank goodness for sedatives. Big prayers needed here. Anyone know anything about this?
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    Old 04-06-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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    Re: Does MRI show lesions?

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    I am having an MRI (brain) on Monday and my neuro said that it would show lesions if I had Lyme? I am interested in what he meant, never can think of all the questions I have to ask when at the appointment. Hate that darn tube of an MRI machine...thank goodness for sedatives. Big prayers needed here. Anyone know anything about this?
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    Personally, I don't know if I give much credence to MRI's for either Lyme or MS. I had two MRI's last year- brain, c-spine and lower back. One just to see if anything weird would show up (along with various other tests), after I started seeing my Neurologist. The second one was done 6 months later, after the entire left side of my body went numb. Neither showed lesions, although they did show other anomalies. I do have Lyme, and ... no lesions. It's not that lesions will be there if you have it.. but they can be there if you have it. Even with MS, you won't necessarily have lesions. My understanding is that they can disappear, and return.

     
    Old 04-06-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
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    Re: Does MRI show lesions?

    I would do the spect scan instead or in addition to the MRI. Apparently the spect is much better at showing a lyme infection. My husband's MRI was completely normal and he has lyme, bart and babs. His spect was not normal.

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