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MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an imaging test that uses magnetic and radio waves to produce images of organs inside the body. It can be used to the diagnose brain and spinal cord anomalies, tumors, cysts, breast cancer, heart problems, and endometriosis.

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Unborn baby is diagnosed with hydrocephaly in the 34th week. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, Our unborn baby is diagnosed with hydrocephaly in the 34th week (now). We were totally shocked because the doctors in the clinic said that this disease must have been detected much earlier (where we live). Unfortunately, on the ultrasonic image the ventricles can be seen filled with a...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not be so anxious. A pediatrician and a pediatric neurosurgeon opinion should be taken for the same. TORCH infection needs to be ruled out in both the mother and the baby. If all is well and baby is born, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation may be done (bas...  Read Full »

My mother's X-ray indicates osteopenia. Please help

Query: Hello doctor,My mother who is 67 years old is an osteoporosis patient. She has been recently operated for carpal tunnel in the left hand. A few months back, she had developed an ankle effusion which subsided after starting osteoporosis injections. She is on Gemtide and Calcium. Recently, she has dev...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An ultrasound cannot diagnose whether she has tuberculosis or not. This requires an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan and also a needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance which needs ...  Read Full »

Please explain on cyclical Cushing's syndrome.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years now. I weigh 132 lbs and was diagnosed with cyclical Cushing's syndrome at the age of 20. I had an MRI scan for a pituitary tumor in my brain. But, the clinical findings did not match up. I went to a top end endocrinologist who is a professor in endocrinology. I have beard ...  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no other pituitary in the brain and sometimes urinary test fails to detect hormones. In cyclical Cushing's, the cortisol levels fluctuate over time, making the diagnosis even more difficult. The source of ectopic hormone production should be searched for,...  Read Full »

C8 radiculopathy confirmed by EMG but not in MRI. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 30 years old. Questions: 1) How and why do I have all symptoms of c8 radiculopathy confirmed by EMG but not reflective of MRI- c7/t1 normal? 2) What else if anything could cause c8 radiculopathy in last 2 digits per my imaging that would explain this medically? 3) Wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do have chronic C8 radiculopathy from your detailed description. The reason for mismatch between NCV / EMG findings and MRI can be explained on the basis of a pre-fixed or a post-fixed brachial plexus where in the nerve exiting the C7-T1 inter space is actually car...  Read Full »

Will high prolactin levels lead to prolactinoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. I have irregular for the past six months. I got checked my prolactin as per doctor advise which came out to be 27. Then the doctor prescribed me Estrogen-progesterone. Then the cycle was still irregular. After that my prolactin rise to 38. Cabergoline was prescribed...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you had slight high prolactin levels and you took Cabergoline to treat that. Well, if at all you had some pituitary problem it gets resolved with Cabergoline and unless you do not have the same p...  Read Full »

I have pain and numbness in the left leg, and thigh. What is causing my pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached lumbar spine MRI. I had sciatica for three months with severe pain in the left leg when I walk and stand. Better when I lean forward or sit. Pain is in the left leg, thigh, and upper thigh under groin. Numbness and tingling down leg calf to the foot. I have pain in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your symptoms, it sounded like LC stenosis but having looked at your MRI, and it is evident that there are disc bulges prolapse at multiple levels on the left side leading to your remaining sided symptom. L4/5 and L5/S1 showed lateral canal stenosis and possibly...  Read Full »

Could you please tell me what is the lesion in my clivus from MRI reports?

Query: Hi doctor, Could you tell me what is the lesion in my clivus or the spot near my cerebellum? My current symptoms are pain, instability, confusion, difficulty in concentrating, thinking and personality changes. I do not know if there is a relation with the lesion in the clivus, or the borrelia infect...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Chronic neuroborreliosis can present with an intracranial space-occupying lesion that mimics tumors. This also looks like a chronic borrelial lesion to me, provided serology is positive for B...  Read Full »

I have heel pain after running. Kindly interpret my X-ray report.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like an opinion on my X-ray if it shows any signs of a stress fracture in the heel. I took up running and increased it too fast. It hurts to walk on the sides of the heel. Pressing on either side of the heel hurts a lot. There is swelling but no bruising. The swelling is dec...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed your X-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is no feature to suggest a stress fracture in the calcaneum bone and bones in the heel area. It is possible that you have a soft tissue or tendon abnormality which can cause you the pa...  Read Full »

I have attached my 18-year-old son’s MRI report. Please review.

Query: Hi doctor,I have attached my 18-year-old son’s MRI report here. I got different opinions from doctors. Is it necessary for surgery? Please give me advice on what to do. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Yes, surgery is necessary as the patient is young, and ligaments are necessary for knee stability. So, arthroscopic surgery is required. You need to take the following tablets: 1. Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice in the morning ...  Read Full »

I experience headache, dizzy spells and brain fog due to benign cyst in brain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for advice and maybe a consultation from a neurologist. I have a benign cluster of cysts at the back of my brain that was about 1.2 cm in size when diagnosed after an MRI. I received this info from my family doctor who read the radiologists report that indicated no furth...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case. It is very much a benign tumor which grew 1.2 cm to 2 cm. So it is not an emergency at all. First thing, I want to know which area of the brain having cystic lesion? So can you send me the radiologist reports of MRI and preferably photos ...  Read Full »

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