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what does an MRI actually tell me?


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Old 03-22-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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what does an MRI actually tell me?

ive had numerous MRI scans and my Doc has told me ive got 9 lesions.

I had ON one-year ago, but dont understand what the MRI scan is supposed to tell me.

Please can anyone explain what nine lesions means, other than an incresed chance of developing MS?

 
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: what does an MRI actually tell me?

I am by no means an expert, but I believe it only takes 3 lesions to qualify as MS under the McDonald criteria.

I only have 2 lesions in my brain, so I have not yet been dx.

I also believe that lesions in the white matter of the brain occur with age and are also a cause of dementia, but I don't think people with dementia have the same "pain" and eye problems and other symptoms that everybody on this board is experiencing.

What did your doctor say?

 
Old 03-22-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: what does an MRI actually tell me?

Yeah, Purpleball, you've had ON and have 9 lesions, is there a particular reason they think you don't have MS?

 
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