Neurology :: Frontal Lobe Atrophy Cause Headaches?

Jan 8, 2015

can frontal lobe atrophy cause headaches  and pressure  all over your head and pain  behind eyes come from this have a appointment with neurologist on 16 of January have had stroke but no severe  ....

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Aneurysm :: MRI - Nonspecific Focus Of Solitary White Matter Bright Signal Right Frontal Lobe?

I experience frequent migraine attacks lately. One time when the migraine attacked, I tried to sleep to somehow ease the pain. However, When I woke up at dawn I was surprised that my left eye could not see. What I just saw with my left eye was complete darkness. It lasted for 2 to 3 minutes. Thus, I decided to undergo MRI of my brain with MRA with contrast and below is the findings:

Negative for restricted diffusion. Small focus of t2 weighted and flair bright signal is noted in the right frontal lobe, gray-white matter differentiation is preserved. No abnormal parenchymal nor meningeal enhancement. No discrete mass noted. There is no evidence of discrete vascular malformation or aneurysm. Midline structures are in place. The ventricles are normal in size and configuration. The sulci and cisterns are not affected. The stellar/juxtasellar, pineal region, cerebellum-pontine angle, craniovertebral junction are unremarkable. The cerebellum and brainstem are intact. Intracranial angiography shows adequate visualization of the anterior , posterior cerebral, anterior communicating, posterior communicating, and middle cerebral arteries. There is tiny suspicious saccular outpouching in the a1 segment of the left anterior cerebral artery. No discrete aneurysm or tangle of vessels in the rest of the vessels. The rural sinuses are patent. The para nasal sinuses included nasopharyngeal and orbits and tympanum astounds are intact.


1. Nonspecific focus of solitary white matter bright signal right frontal lobe
2. Consider tiny aneurysm in the a1 segment of the left anterior cerebral artery
3. No acute hemorrhage, infarct or mass lesion.

May I know the meaning of the above mentioned findings?

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Vertigo / Dizziness :: Frontal Headaches And Ear Pressure

I am getting to be concerned now of my symptoms. I have a pressure feeling in my head with frontal headaches and ear pressure (left ear) and i often feel unsteady on my feet. I have been to my GP and she gave me some antibiotics and nasal spray. I have finished the antibiotics but still using the nasal spray but i don't feel any different. I went to an opticians about a month ago just to rule out anything serious and she ruled out a tumour because she said opticians can pick these up as they can tell by the pressure but i am getting worried again because i just don't feel right - my head doesn't feel clear, it always feel full and blocked. I want to ask for a scan when i next visit my GP in a couple of weeks as i can't help thinking there is something serious going on.

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Neurology :: Headaches - Prescribed Amitriptyline And Topiramate

I have been experiencing headaches since 2006. I have been to the doctor numerous times trying different prescriptions. I have absolutely had it with dealing with this. I went to the doctor this week because I am on my 13th day of this headache with no relief. She put me on nadolol and butalbital. On top of what the previous doctor prescribed months ago amitriptyline and to topiramate. After taking the new medicine my headache was so bad all day. It is the worst. It has only been three days on the new meds but I am wondering if I should take them because I feel worse than I have ever felt. I go back to the doctor in a month. Anyway I just wanted some opinions on this. I'm 36 and I am sick and tired of these headaches. I have them about 80% of the month since 2006. I am fed up. I need to get pain free.

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Menopause :: Endometrial Atrophy

I wonder if anyone has been diagnosed with endometrial atrophy.  I am 52 and post menopause.  After 14 months without periods, I bled fairly lightly for about 5 days in December 2013.  I went straight to the doctors and was sent to gynaecologist for scans and biopsy.  All came back normal.  11 months later, November 2014 it happened again, but this time was like a full on period.  On both occasions I had sore breasts etc beforehand and the hot flushes disappeared.  Again, just before Christmas I went back to the gynaecologist and again repeated scans and biopsy.  This time they diagnosed Endometrial atrophy as the lining was very thin.  There was nothing nasty, no lumps or fibroids etc and the lining was normal, just very thin.  The gynaecologist prescribed Vagifem pessaries for 6 months to put a coating on the lining as she said it was due to low oestrogen.  I really didn't want to go down the route of HRT as I am a bit nervous of it, so decided not to use the pessaries as the bleeding had cleared up.  However, I now am bleeding again and so I guess I don't have much choice but to try the pessaries.  I know there is a lot less risk with them as they are not systemic.  I have had a white discharge too for a few months and my GP took a swab last week to rule out any infection.  I was just waiting for that to come back before I started to use the pessaries, but began bleeding a couple of days ago.  I have read that when the lining is very thin it can become ulcerated and presumably that's why it bleeds.  Has anyone experienced endometrial atrophy on here, and if so, was you prescribed the pessaries and did they work?  

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Multiple Sclerosis :: Show Up In Frontal White Matter?

I am 37 , have had strong symptoms for. Long long time and finally went to neuro.  My MRI report is available but my Neuro is not !  I wanted him to make sense of my report.  My MRI says I have one small focus in my right frontal white matter.

My question is does ms show up in front white matter?

Is a "focus" synonymous with a "lesion "?

My primary was kind enough to try to comfort me while waiting to hear from my neuro and he read my report and said it doesn't sound like MS

My symptoms have been chest pain , dizziness , extreme pain in walking sometimes barely possible, tripping , dropping things.  Seeing scotomas.   Numbness.  Weakness.   Severe fatigue.

I'm thin , 5'4" 121 pounds so I can't blame excess weight for any of it.

My vitamin D is low 18 when it should be 50 to 70.

I'm a May baby.  

Does this sound like probably not MS?

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Pimple Like Bump On The Inside Of My Left Ear Lobe

I have a unpoppable "pimple-like" bump on the inside of my left ear lobe near my piercing and it has gotten bigger in size because I have been bothering it here lately. Is there a way I can decrease it in size by applying something or is there a way I can get rid of it completely.

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Cerebral Atrophy :: Stem Cell Therapy?

My Mother is 60 years old and recently she is diagnosed with cerebral atrophy. We have consulted neurologists for the same and all gave same opinion that physiotherapy is the only way to minimize the effects.

Then we heard that stem cell therapy is the solution, which will not cure this disease but one can live normal life with this. Please suggest is stem cell therapy  really works that ways?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Atrophy And Pelvic Discomfort

I have some symptoms that don't seem to come up on here so I'm not sure if they are uncommon LS symptoms or something else. I'd like to do some research but am not sure where to turn. I believe self education is important but there is that balance between exhaustive reading of everything and walking away from the research to try have some time where this disorder isn't consuming all my time and energy, because as you know, we aren't supposed to get stressed out. I want to put this out to this amazing group to see if you can send me in a direction to help narrow down my research instead of spending hours trying to sort through everything out there. The doctors only have what I tell the to go on and what they see and I'm getting some answers that are inconclusive. To be fair I am early in my treatment and have another referral to see in about a month so we simply may not be there.

I am recently diagnosed and now am quite sure that I have had this all my adult life. I thought I was well educated on sexual health matters, which is why I was surprised (and angry) at this diagnosis this late. Generally it showed up as splitting in my 20's to which I was told "don't have such active sex" and then would go away for years at a time. When I started perimenopause in full force (47-50) is when symptoms started. I had itching and a tingling in my vulva. I get oral cold sores and the tingling I feel on my vulva is similar to tingling that signals a cold sore is on its way. Generally the itching wasn't terrible, instead annoying. I had an irritation (tingling) focused on my clitoris which made me feel like I was permanently aroused. Diagnosis: "it's hormones" and "you've left a sexless partnership you are simply rediscovering sex". (A lot of truth to the latter!) I had a few years of high sexual activity while things were atrophying. I'm now postmenopausal at 51.

My labia minora were always small and now are non existent. I believe my clitoris is disappearing. Not being covered over, simply shrinking. Atrophying. Where other LS patients have skin growth that closes over their vaginal opening I cannot see how that would happen to me. My labia majora seem to be receding. I have recently been given estrogen which may restore some plump and perhaps this receding I see is simply 'deflated' labia. I'm not too worked up about this. What is there, is what I've got.

Since starting the steroid cream, my skin is returning to normal appearance. I had finally calmed my mind down from my initial reaction and worry that my clitoris would melt away overnight. Then last weekend, I attempted to have intercourse which flared everything up. For the first time I had plaques. It was terrible burning, papercut like splits on my clitoris. I believe it's calming down so quickly because of the information I've learned and implemented from this forum. Thank-you all!

The other issue I have is a strange feeling in my pelvis. It's not cramping, but rather like an irritation.  From what I know of lichens sclerosus this makes no sense (but I don't know everything!)  I have gotten it in my mind that it is the irritation that I feel on my vulva when things are active, simply inside my pelvis. I have recently had a pelvic ultrasound which I believe was normal. I've since fired the doctor who sent me there (for many reasons but not the ultrasound) and my new doc is getting the results so hopefully soon I will know something.

I also have self diagnosed lichens planus inside my mouth. I'm attempting to get a diagnosis on this.

So my questions to you are:

- atrophy. Is this something that is separate from lichens sclerosus or something that just not a lot of people get? Treatment tips specific to atrophy?

- the pelvic tingling. Anyone else have this? Thoughts on what to research?

And thanks again for all your contributions and the things I've picked up from you.

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COPD :: Noncalcified Nodule In The Middle Lobe Of My Right Lung

I am a 49 year old woman and I have a 8mm noncalcified nodule in the middle lobe of my right lung. For some reason, it does NOT show up on an X-ray but it was found on a CT. Shouldn't it show on an x-ray also?? The ER found it by accident...they thought I had a blood clot that had travelled to my lung...nope! It's a nodule. It was found 51 weeks ago and I did have another scan 2 months after it was found and there was no change in the size. But, since I don't have health insurance, I have been unable to have another CT scan as recommended (every 3 months). My husband makes too much money for us to qualify for any financial assistance but we can't afford a pulmonologist or scan. I have been a smoker for 30 years and I do get backaches and I can't do much without getting short of breath but that doesn't mean it's cancer. My main question is why is it not showing on an X-ray...I've had 2 since they found it on a CT scan so unless it mysteriously disappeared, I don't understand. I have been checked for histoplasmosis and other things like that and they were all negative. Can anyone tell me why it's not apparent on a chest x-ray???? Thanks!!

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Arms And Legs Weakness - Anxiety? Muscle Atrophy Or Disc Degeneration

My arms and legs feel tired/weak/exhausted for the past month and 2 weeks. Feels like as if I did a gym session or been out in town all day/night and legs feel like they want to drop. I am also tense and have been diagnosed with anxiety a year back. It scares me a lot too and i want to feel normal again.

I went to a neurosurgeon and couldn't find anything wrong with my whole spine after checking the MRI. Just mild disc degeneration.

He thinks it may be anxiety. I've just moved countries, and no job and haven't been doing anything for months on end, and just been lazing about, no exercise and eating not too healthy, smoking, and drinking 4 coffees a day. I have been stressed out lately and I feel I need to have a diagnosis. Is it anxiety/stress related? Is it muscle atrophy? (due to me lazing about and doing nothing for 3 months)

I've been to 3 different neurosurgeons with all similar answers, Been doing physio on my lower back, and been exercising every day for the past 2 weeks. Been taking no medication (which I don't want to).

Can anyone relate with me? Or have an idea? or which specialists I should visit?

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Liver Cancer :: Multiple Lesions Involving Caudate, Right And Left Lobe

My father is diagnosed with primary liver cancer with multiple lesions involving caudate, right and left lobe. enhancing thrombus is also seen on left and right portal vein. In a separate CT of the chest, lung nodules are seen and enlarged mediastinal lymph node is seen. He has been put of Sorafenib and doctors say there is no other treatment left

Till now my father is very normal, he has no pain, there is nothing unusual seen except for a little loss of appetite. Doctors have told us he has only 3-6 months left but by seeing him, no one can imagine that. Can someone help me explain what should i expect in future.

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Neurology :: How Serious Is L4-5 Spondylosis?

The patient had NO symptoms or back pain/spine related issues prior to a car accident in Sept 2015.

Now the issues are gradually worsening with sporadic pain down the legs, left forearm and hands.

MRI was done Dec 2015 with the above stated result.

Additional results related to the L4-5 was:

... with high signal intensity dorsal/left lateral annular fissuring and mild dorsal bulging. Normal facet joints. No disc herniation, stenosis or impingement.

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Neurology :: Lump Above My Collarbone, What Could It Be?

I'm a 15 yr old girl and I have found 2 lumps on my neck about 2 inches above my collarbone on my right side about a week ago. They are painless and immovable, and they have grown in size slightly since i noticed them. One is about 1cm in diameter and the other is about 2.5cm in diameter. I also have a long lasting headache, dizzy spells, slight chest tightness (worse when lying down), itchiness of my upper back, quickly losing weight (5kg this week) and extreme fatigue. What could this be? Should I be worried?

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Menopause :: Migraine Headaches And Pressure Headaches

I've been having migraine headaches, pressure headaches, dizziness and nausea. I kept chalking it all up to menopause. Because as most of you know, so many of these symptoms are menopause. 

Last Friday, Jan 2nd at around 7:30PM my boyfriend and I were leaving a restaurant, suddenly I started getting shocks in my right leg like my leg was falling asleep, while I was walking to the car. This shocking feeling quickly radiated up my arm and into my head, all on the right side. My boyfriend quickly started toward the hospital. On the way I lost the ability to formulate sentences and words. I would say one sentence and a totally different sentence would come out. I would try to say one word and a totally different word came out. Being a former medic the only word I wanted to relay was "stroke". It felt like someone had tasted my right side. It was the most frightening thing I'd ever experienced and I was awake for the entire ride. After getting to the hospital I was in the ER for about 3 hours. Then sent to Neurology/Stroke ward. For the next few days I had a battery of MRI's, EEG, EKG's, CT Scans, Blood Work, Ultrasounds and a Spinal (Lumbar Punch). Within 6 or so hours I was able to formulate sentences and say words again. I forced myself the entire time. My right side started getting feeling back within a few days. I still have some numbness in my right hand and am experiencing peripheral neuropathy symptoms in my right leg and foot. 

The neurologist found a mass in my brain. Thanks be to God that it is benign. I just found out yesterday that I am cancer free. However, they still don't know what the mass is. It could be a tumor or a jelly bean I stuffed in my nose as a child. (joking) But we won't know for a while.Also it might be inoperable too. I will be seeing the Dr on the 13th for an MRI Rx. In a month we'll do the MRI and see what has happened with this mass. Is the edema gone, has it shrunk or grown? Things like that.

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Neurology :: Top Of Feet Tingle And Numb

at night difficult to be relaxed...also have bursitis in hips....tingling and numbness on both feet, the right one is much worse and even goes into my hands a little. feeling off balance This discussion is related to Right Leg & foot pain and numbness.

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Neurology :: Tingling And Numbness In My Face?

I'm a 41 yr old who has been suffering with tingling and numbness in my face, hands and feet and my tongue deviates slightly to the right. I have also had periods of dizziness. I have been hospitalized twice in the last month. Every test has come back negative... One neurologist suggested I could be having Tia while another said its not. I have a strong feeling that my menstrual cycle may play a part in this. I was looking at post from 2011 and their were other women who have similar symptoms!

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Neurology :: Headache Associated With Occipital Neuralgia?

I have had horrible migraines for 10+ years which have become chronic daily headaches, manageable, but daily. A year ago I started having horrible pains at the base of my skull on the right side, some days it is a horrible stabbing pain, some days it is just a dull ache, but it is always there. I saw my neurologist in May about the pain since it just would not go away, she really had no ideas for me, she thought it might be a pinched nerve but said she really didn't know, she started me on nortriptyline, after being on the nortriptyline for 2 months and no change, she switched me to gabapentin, I am now taking 1200 mg 3 times a day. Some days I notice a difference, other days no change at all. My Neurologist said to stay on it and it should be helping. About 3 months ago the same type of pain started on the left side of my neck, about 1.5 inches below the base of my skull, closer to the middle by the spinal cord than the outside of the neck, it felt like a muscle knot that wouldn't go away, for the first few weeks, thinking it was a muscle knot, I was trying everything to get the knot to go away, after no relief with heat, massage, ice, I saw my neurologist and basically demanded that we get an MRI to see what was going on, she said she didn't think that was necessary, but ordered it anyway. She said my MRI looked totally fine and that i should still stay on the gabapentin, but no more help than that. After that I decided to find a different doctor. I started seeing a physiatrist, specializing in neurologic issues. My first appointment with him was fantastic, right away he said from everything i am describing i have occipital neuralgia. He explained what it was, and that it is a tricky thing to get under control, and he really couldn't say what is causing it. He said that the gabapentin is what he would prescribe, and it probably is helping, just not taking the pain away totally. He did prescribe a cream to apply to my neck, that he said he has great results with. He said he likes to try this first before doing any injections. It is a special compound cream that is specially made at a pharmacy he uses, its a mix of baclofen, gabapentin, ketorolac, and lidocaine. Its hard to tell if the cream is working, kind of like the gabapentin, sometimes it feels great, other times the pain is the same...

My true issue and reason for posting is, I have had a bad headache on the right side of my head, it moves from the right base of my neck, around my ear to my front temple area. Throughout the day it is in a different spot and I can pinpoint exactly where it is, it feels like someone is stabbing a knife right in that area, but it lasts for hours, throughout the day it does get a little "better", but i can always feel it, when it gets "better" it just feels like a massive pressure in that area. I have been a headache sufferer for as long as i can remember, but this headache is different than any headache I've ever had, and it going on day 19. I have tried everything; my many different headache medications (including an injection i give myself), I've taken a dose pack of steroids along with some anti nausea medication my neurologist gave me, i have gone to get a DHE treatment from my neurologist, i have gotten a toradol shot, and pretty much anything else i could think of, and nothing is kicking this headache. After doing lots and lots of online research, it leads me to believe that this is related to my occipital neuralgia, not a "normal" headache. Has anyone has a headache like this before? Do you think it is related to the occipital neuralgia, or something else? Does anyone have any ideas to make it go away. Also, if anyone has any tips on dealing/treating neck pain from occipital neuralgia.

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Neurology :: Like Paralysis Arms Going Numb And Heavy

This has been happening to me for several months.  It doesn't matter if I am up and active or sitting down doing nothing.  It starts at my shoulders and goes all the way down both of my arms.  They are numb. No pain or tingling but I cannot use them or move them until this passes. Usually 1 to 2 minutes.  Any Ideas?

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Neurology :: Half Of My Hand Is Tingly And Numb

I frequently wake up with an arm asleep because I tend to fall asleep on my arms with my elbows bent. This always goes away quickly.

This afternoon, about 3 hours ago, my right hand started feeling like it is asleep. It's mostly the last 2 fingers and the palm/back of the hand below them so the ulnar nerve but the index finger also has the same pins and needles feeling. I was not asleep at the time; I think I was petting the dog.

It has full ROM and the strength seems fine. I have no stroke symptoms (aside from this of course but I'm pretty certain it's not a stroke). Both of my hands are equally cold. I haven't done anything that would cause an overuse injury. I have no other symptoms of anything I don't normally have.

I'm not diabetic and have no conditions that would explain this.

I do have a large port wine stain birthmark on this hand although it is mostly on the thumb, index and middle fingers which are the less affected area. This shouldn't cause nerve issues anyway.

Nothing seems to be helping it. It is annoying rather than a big deal. If it continues I'll go to the dr Monday. But I just wondered if anyone has any ideas? I had something a little similar 15 years ago when I was typing my master's thesis but I'm not on the computer anything like that now.

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Neurology :: Memory Loss And Muscle Weakness

Three weeks ago I noticed my daughter (age 38) could not remember anything from 10 or 15 minutes and kept asking the same questions - She seemed confused.   I took her to the hospital and they began running test.  After 2 days she was having difficulty standing so I had to help her stand and then she could walk -  after 4 days she could not stand or walk at all.     Her legs and arms both have some numbness, burning sensations, and pain.    The MRI scan shows no issues - they have run MRI, CatScan, EEG, EMG, Muscle Biopsy, Spinal Tap,  all sorts of blood work and after three weeks have found nothing except some vitamin deficiency.   She still cannot walk and has confusion and short term memory -   Has anyone heard of anything like this.   Is it possible that is vitamin deficiency? 

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