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MRI showing lesion within thalamus



I’ve only been having migraines for about four months , but it’s every single day. Some days are better than others, but seems to get worse as time goes on. It’s been nonstop miserable for 13 days now. I had an mri done without contrast and this is what it showed.

“There is a single ovoid T2 hyperintensity within the right thalamus measuring 4mm x 6mm x 7mm.
Impression: There is a single ovoid T2 hyperintensity within the right thalamus. This is non-specific. This could represent sequela of white matter injury (which can be seen in the setting of migraine headaches) or possibly a space occupying lesion.”

My doctor called and said we need to do an MRI with contrast to see what it is. I know white matter. Lesions are common with migraines, but want to know if other people have them in the same area? Is this a common area of the brain to get wml from migraines? What does it mean possibly space occupying lesion?
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Best would be to do another MRI in 3 months to see if it grows. If it is a previous injury nothing can be done about it.
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