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So I finally got the results from my first MRI. The person that called me back told me the doctor saw a "slight" abnormality on the films. She said that I had slightly larger than normal ventricles in my brain. She said this I may have always had this since birth, and that there is no real need for alarm. Nothing life threating. However, I have no idea what this really means. Do you guys think I should be worried, has anyone else ever heard of this?

My Dad, who is a doctor, told me this is the part of the brain that stores fluid. Anyway, what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 

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me myself I don't know. you have two doctors' opinions, including your father. why not get a third opinion and call it quits (stop worrying about it, that is)
 

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Yea, it's just I have never heard of anything like that before. My Dad isn't a neurologist, so he can't exactly tell me what they do or what they are for... who knows... I guess they'd have me in the hospital if it was anything serious. Thanks for responding though, I was starting to think no one would :(
 
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when i had the EEG done there was one slight abnormality. I never met the neurologist who looked at it, but they said the signifigance of the abnormality was unclear. My regular doctor didn't seem to think there was anything wrong, my first psychiatrist thought it might be Simple Partial Seizures, but ive never head a seizure in my life, my current psychiatrist explained to me that the part where the abnormality showed up is the part where they flash the lights in your eyes. He said it came up because i have a very sensative nervous system.

Im not totally sure what yours means, but if the doctors don't think its anything serious than i wouldn't worry about it. Remember that these tests are very sensative.

Im getting an MRI done soon btw
 

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I'll pipe in on this as I'm rather chatty tonight. Hmmm... so new?

My husband, when he turned 59, requested a special scan of his heart -- he paid for it himself, $600. It is a new test, I believe some form of MRI, which looks for calcification and blockage in the heart. His heart is like that of a 20 year old!

However, the scan showed a spot on his liver.

His doctor threw up his hands and said. "You see, we have no baseline to compare this against. For all we know, this is what your liver looked like when you were born. Had we never done this test, we would have never seen your liver has a spot on it, and we wouldn't be wondering what to do."

Fortunately, both the internist and my husband felt confident in leaving it alone. The internest said he could cause serious harm if he biopsied the spot. Meantime my husband is now 61!!!! Wowzer. Liver tests are fine.

We have such amazing, wonderful equipment these days, but we don't know what all the data means. That's not a bad thing at all. We keep learning.

I wouldn't worry. I absolutely wouldn't. If the doctor sees a need for follow up, then do so. However, it is my understanding that an ongoing study at UCLA or UCSD... no memory, MY BRAIN... has shown that in the dissection of over 7,000 brains.........SEVEN THOUSAND....... each and every brain is unique. UNIQUE. Not one the same. Like fingerprints.

That is how unique we all are.
Like snowflakes. No two alike.
No needa to worry!
Did Carl Reiner say "Don't tear paper man! Go to a social function! "
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D :shock:
 
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