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MRI done. What are the suggestions from findings?

I am a 37 yr old female.
Symptoms- dizziness, severe daily headaches, eyesight loses focus, eye pressure. All lasting four months now. Doctor (general practitioner) said it was anxiety. To ignore them. Until I ended up in emerg and they ordered a CT scan. Then MRI two weeks later.

MRI results- Patchy area of subcortical white matter high T2/FLAIR signal in the right frontoparietal region. The appearances are non specific but possibly due to demyelination, vasculitis or chronic microangiopathic disease. A follow up MRI is recommended in 6 months to monitor the stability of these findings.

My doctor (gp) danced around my questions. Gave me no answers. I had to actually demand a copy of the summary. I later ordered a disk from the hospital.

Could you please shed a little insight. As to what this could mean?

Saw optometrist to rule out optic neuritis. She said optic nerves didn't look swollen. Didn't use drops during exam. 20/20 vision. Good control over eye movements. I also recently have been seeing brief flashes of small circles of light to my left.

Currently finding a new doctor. As I was for my neurologist appt. I was referred but don't know how long before I get the appt.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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The MRI findings are suggestive of some age related problem and this can be taken as normal phenomenon, when the MRI signal coming from the body tissue(normal) it comes in very regular manner but some time due to some nonspecific changes in tissue the patron of the signal changed which obviously does not give any exact pathological clue neither correlated with clinical conditions, so you need not to worry about it, vasculitis, microangiopathy these are the hypothetic posibilties and does not stands true all the time have nice day.
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