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I have been waiting 3 weeks for results from an MRI of the brain. I still have another week to go but am in severe pain and discomfort but don't want to rush to the hospital either. No one from the doctors will return my calls. Can  you please tell me if you understand the findings of my MRI and if I should seek treatment or wait it out?

Technique: MRI of the brain was performed. Sagittal T1, axial T1,
T2, FLAIR, GRE, DWI, ADC map images were obtained. Following
this, axial and coronal T1-weighted images were obtained after
administration of IV contrast.
There is a small ( about 6 x 2 mm) FLAIR hyperdense signals in
the cortex of the right high frontoparietal region, on image 19
of series 11, with probable focal cortical thickening, but not
obvious on T1, T2 and no contrast enhancement.
There is no evidence of restricted diffusion to suggest an acute
There is no acute intracranial hemorrhage, space occupying mass,
mass-effect or midline shift. Ventricles and sulci normal in
size. Minimal T2/FLAIR hyperintense signals in the
periventricular, which are nonspecific. No definite abnormal
intracranial contrast enhancement is identified. The midline
structures including corpus callosum, falx cerebri and the region
of pineal gland are unremarkable. The pituitary gland is not
enlarged. The bilateral 7th and 8th nerve complexes are
symmetric with no mass.
Normal flow-voids of bilateral intracranial carotid arteries and
the basilar artery are present.
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Thanks to everyone for the posts. My medical care is provided by the VA. If you see the physical findings it shows that I failed a few tests that are used to determine it. I have been having severe headaches as well as spasming. The neurologist did, finally, send me an email stating that he already set me up with a neurologist that specializes in ms. He also said they would be going over the results and setting up a treàtment plan.
I also thought they'd call but when my spine MRI came back they called me the next day to tell me that it was normal. Either way I will have answers Monday!
Thanks to everyone!
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739070 tn?1338603402
Although I'm not a neurologist, I have read many  MRI reports and yours does not specially point to MS, in my opinion.

Have you been formally diagnosed with MS?

It is possible to have a "clear" MRI and still have the diagnosis of MS but it is rare.

Keep us updated,
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667078 tn?1316000935
The MRI is not suggestive of MS. Most of it is normal.

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11305938 tn?1417998533
I am sorry you are in pain and hope it gets figured out soon. I just wanted to add that usually if a doctor gets an abnormal mri from a patient they usually contact them immediately.

When I had my first mri done the doctor called the next day to discuss my findings and referred me to a nneurologist.

Chances are that your doc is waiting for your appointment to discuss other options with you.

Alll the best,

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987762 tn?1671273328
Hi and welcome,

I'm not sure if you intended for your question to land on the MS community or not but i'm not really seeing anything that stands out to me, definitely not what i'd expect if MS was a likely explanation. It's also really impossible to connect 'pain with your MRI', my only thought is that 'pain' causation and treatments are numerous.....I think it would probably be best to discuss pain relief with your GP, if you are in severe pain and discomfort now, rather than waiting until your neuro follow up appointment though.  

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