Barb E said...
Picked up my MRI films and report today to take to the Neurologist next week.
Interesting thing on the report: "The right basal ganglia region demonstrates 2 small cystic nodules, the larges which measures 6.7 mm. They likely represent previous old infarcts. Smaller findings are seen in the left basal ganglia as well. These findings are unchanged since the prior study when one considers the technique."
What’s interesting about that? The previous study made no mention of anything. Everything “Normal”.
The history? “46 year old female with dizziness and headaches”.
Headaches? I don’t have no stinkin’ headache, 9 million other things but no headaches.
Barb whose legs are VERY heavy and tired tonight
Here is a website that talks about
cystic nodules. Note that while the source sounds scary, actually cystic nodules are generally benign, and common:
And here is a site that defines "infarct": http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3969 ...a clogging or blocking of an artery.
Neither of these conditions are serious in and of themselves, and so the finding of "normal" is probably correct. But if indeed you don't have headaches, and never reported any to the doctor in conjunction with your current symptoms, you should indeed follow up to be sure you've got the right records in your hands.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....