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Done MRI for myoclonic jerks in sleep. Should I be concerned about results?

Hi, I went to get an MRI as I was having myclonic jerks during my sleep. Here is the result of the MRI. 1.Multiple scattered punctate foci of T2/Flair hyperintensities within the subcortical white matter are more than expected for patient s age (39) but nonspecific. These may reflect sequela of migraine headaches, mild age-advanced microvascular ischemic disease if the the patient has known vascular risk factors, or remote infectious/inflammatory etiology. 2. Left Choroial fissure cyst 1.5 x .8 x .7cm is an incidental finding of no clinical significance 3. Otherwise unremarkable Brain MRI Should i be concern with the 2 findings as I am still having issues with the myclonic jerks during my sleep
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Hi there,
Thank you for writing to us.
You are most likely having what is called as hypnic jerks.
These are a form of myoclonic jerks that happen when one is asleep.
This is something that is normal and nothing to worry about a great deal.
In fact this is something that is very common and even I experience them myself.
The findings that you are having on your MRI is not something that concerns me and this should not be causing you the myoclonic jerks by any stretch of the imagination.
Therefore I would recommend that you should just relax as there is nothing a great deal to worry about.
Kindest Regards.
Dr. Zia. MD.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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