Welcome to the neurology forum of medhelp. Thanks for writing in. causes of increased white matter or periventricular white matter lesions on MRI. The causes could be normal senescent changes, pyridoxine deficiency, Multiple sclerosis, small strokes and as an accompaniment of migraines. Treatment would include controlling vascular risk factors like hypertension, pyridoxine supplement, migraine prevention etc. Consult a neurologist for investigating the causes of this MRI finding in the light of other symptoms. Management would be according to the cause. Take care.
I AM A 49 YR. OLD FEMALE AND I WAS HAVING SOME PROBLEMS OF WAKING IN THE NIGHT AND NOT KNOWING WHERE I WAS ANS SOOME CONFUSION. I HAD A CT SCAN AND IT CAME BACK ABNORMAL, SO I JUST HAD A MRI TO HELP FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON. IS THIS SOMETHING I NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT OR IS IT SOMETHING I NEED TO JUST LET GO AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS? I'M ONE OF THESE PEOPLE THAT REALLY WORRY AND I FEEL LIKE THERE MAY ACTUALLY BE SOMETHING BAD WRONG, COULD YOU GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON WHAT THIS MAY BE AND IF ITS IMPORTANT THAT I FOLLOW ON THROUGH WITH THIS TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOTHING?
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