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Offline nabila12

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Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« on: June 17, 2014, 09:35:33 AM »
I went to the ER yesterday for a couple of fainting spells and they did a head CT. While they did not find the cause of the fainting spells, this morning when I was reviewing my test results from the ER, I noticed that the head CT said "Slight prominence of the CSF spaces could represent premature atrophy. Correlate clinically. " Of course I immediately thought of Alzheimer's, but a Google search turned up all kinds of other fun diseases that cause premature brain atrophy, like Huntington's. Now I am scared to death. Obviously they didn't think this information was important enough to share with me in the ER, but I have an appointment set up with a doc on Friday to discuss these results and hopefully NOT "confirm them clinically." Please help me! I am freaking out! I should add that I have no neurological symptoms like weakness or blurred vision or any symptoms of dementia.
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 10:37:01 AM »
the thing that sticks out in the report is the words "could represent premature atrophy"   
Which means to me---an option but needs to have some clinical evidence to back it up. remember brain scans can show any number of minor dohickies  that MEAN ABSOLUTELY nothing.  Your thinker could have always had a "slight prominence".   
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 10:41:30 AM »
Thank you, sixpack. That is a very good point.
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 02:49:52 PM »
Anyone else want to weigh in? I am really scared about this!!
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 03:46:57 PM »
Probably best that the rest of us don't weigh in, not many (if any) of us have a lot of knowledge on that. I think sixpack would know the most about it of any of us on here.

Take it up with your doc, it could have always been like that and just be your norm.
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 05:01:36 PM »
I had a ct scan 8 years ago and they said i had brain atrophy . They said it could be something I  were born with. But I really wouldn't worry
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 05:10:45 PM »
Thanks, Dragi.
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 05:16:46 PM »
i had a ct scan done of the abdomen and it said i had hydrouretornehprosis and no one said a thing to me.

this means i could have had a blockage or breakdown in my kidneys but i had no symptoms and a follow up showed that it cleared lol whatever it was
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2014, 05:22:37 PM »
Wow, Jilllayy--I can't believe they didn't say anything to you! Thank goodness you were OK!!
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Re: Premature Brain Atrophy--help
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 05:30:00 PM »
I agree, but that just goes to show you that they probably didnt mention it because their is no evidence to back it up and maybe it is just a glitch. im sure your fine!
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