• beingdiagnosed beingdiagnosed
    February 28, 2009
    White spots on MRI indicative of migraines?
    beingdiagnosed beingdiagnosed
    February 28, 2009

    Does white spots on an MRI indicate migraines if spinal tap is normal?  Is this typical, or do you need to ask dr about other causes, medicines, etc?



  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 08, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 08, 2009



    White matter lesions can be from Migraine. For more information on this, please take a look at Is Migraine a Progressive Brain Disease?

    That said, there are other possible causes of such lesions, so it's important that your doctor rule out those other causes, including multiple sclerosis.


    Good luck,



  • Kwhit March 01, 2009
    March 01, 2009

    I have had migraines for years and my MRI reveal multiple white matter lesions due to migraines. These will increase as mine have with repeat scans; as long as you have no other neurological symptoms and tap is normal- If your Dr agrees - migraines are probably the culprit

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