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TurtleGirl68
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/13/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Okay, I finally got the dr to fax me the report and there are actually two lesions and my bad...they are in the brain.  The first is a 2mm focus of hyperintensity in the anterior limb of the right external capsule and the other is a 3mm focus of hyperintensity in the anterior limb of the right external capsule.  Both say they are nonspecific but differential diagnoses could be multiple sclerosis and vasculitis. 

One thing that worries me is it says I have numerous lymph nodes enlarged in the cspine area, like there is a half a page of them!!!  Differential diagnoses for that says lymphoma or metastic disease!! I have an appt friday with my PCP so I will take this to him and see what he thinks.

Don't know if that helps any...he still swears it migraines so whatever, I'm not a dr so what do I know?  Sorry, just frustrated that he thinks it's all in my head...has to or he would take me seriously.

Post Edited (TurtleGirl68) : 6/13/2007 1:54:34 PM (GMT-6)


uppitycats
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 6/13/2007 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
TurtleGirl68 said...

Okay, I finally got the dr to fax me the report and there are actually two lesions and my bad...they are in the brain.  The first is a 2mm focus of hyperintensity in the anterior limb of the right external capsule and the other is a 3mm focus of hyperintensity in the anterior limb of the right external capsule.  Both say they are nonspecific but differential diagnoses could be multiple sclerosis and vasculitis. 

One thing that worries me is it says I have numerous lymph nodes enlarged in the cspine area, like there is a half a page of them!!!  Differential diagnoses for that says lymphoma or metastic disease!! I have an appt friday with my PCP so I will take this to him and see what he thinks.

Don't know if that helps any...he still swears it migraines so whatever, I'm not a dr so what do I know?  Sorry, just frustrated that he thinks it's all in my head...has to or he would take me seriously.

Well, it IS "all in your head". The lesions are in your brain. :)  Truth be known, he is telling you what he thinks -- that the lesions are caused by migraines (the cluster headache you described), and if they ARE caused by the migraine, there isn't much to be done with them.
 
As for the lymph nodes enlarged - -that is NOT a symptom of MS. Whatever is causing that may indeed be the reason for your other symptoms, so you really do need to take that report to your doctor and pursue that.  Enlarged lymph nodes are a sign of infection somewhere internally that needs treatment.  And that would NOT be something your neuro would treat anyway.  So it's good that you're heading back to your PCP with the report in hand, and ask him, "OK, NOW what??!!"
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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