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White matter hyperintensity and microvascular ischemic in MRI report. What does it mean ?

hi, i am a 47 year old female and my doctor ordered a mri of my brain because of real bad headaches. the mri showed white matter hyperintensity and microvascular ischemic , vasculitis or ms. can you please tell me what this means i am so confused and the doctor wont explain to me whats going on. you are my last hope to finding out what all this means. Thank you, Brenda from florida
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

The report of MRI of white matter hyperintensity and microvascular ischemic means there is decreased blood supply to to a part of white matter of brain... MS means multiple sclerosis... minor ischemia will not affect any body function also it may be restored by a sort duration.. it it is a large area then you need to get treated for it...
Hope I have answered your question..

Answered: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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