I'm currently going through the following:
Vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus in both ears, extreme pain in the back of the head with swelling behind the ear.
Everything started over a year ago with the tinnitus. It was low but it didn't bother me till it became more frequent. Dr saw fluid and said it was allergies and prescribed Claritin. One day I had a very bad dizzy spell with pain in the back of my head while at the store. It took about 10-15 to get it claim enough so I can make it home. Since it was hot that day, I thought it was from that. When ever I go outside when it's hot, I get the pain back there.
Months later the tinnitus got worst. It got louder, going to ear to ear, sounding like someone was beating on my ear drum. Referred to ent and hearing test was normal and ct scan was normal.
Now I'm seeing a neuro and I just had a MRI done and it says the following:
FINDINGS: Diffusion imaging is unremarkable without evidence
for acute infarct. There is no evidence of hemorrhage. A few
scattered small foci of increased T2 and FLAIR signal within in
deep white matter is nonspecific. There is no space occupying or
enhancing mass lesion.
The ventricles and sulci are unremarkable. There is no
extraaxial collection. The basal cisterns are patent.
FINDINGS The carotid bifurcations in the neck are normal. There
is no carotid stenosis or evidence of dissection. The cervical
vertebral arteries are normal appearing. The thoracic aorta and
origins of the great vessels are not imaged. The intracranial
carotid arteries and their main branches are unremarkable. There
is no vascular occlusion. The vertebrobasilar circulation in the
posterior fossa is unremarkable. Right posterior communicating
artery is identified. The anterior communicating artery complex
No evidence of vertebrobasilar insufficiency. No posterior
fossa infarcts. Few, scattered T2/hyperintense foci within the
subcortical white matter can be seen in migraines in this age
Normal MRA of the neck and brain.
Ok so I understand I have lesions in the subcortical white matter but shouldn't it say a particular area also??
Thanks in Advance