I have a hole in my brain. What next?
January 3, 2010 1:15 PM Subscribe
I apparently have a hole in my brain. How serious to take this? Seeing a neurologist (again) soon.
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
I know, YANMD/YANAD, etc.
Results of the CT scan came in and it spotted an "ischemic hypodensity". I went to see the neurologist because of left-side headaches and left-side prevalent restless leg syndrome and he sent me for the scan. Although the headaches are not severe and the RLS is somewhat under control with "Requip", I got concerned.
- What's most likely: from birth, tumour, stroke, or something else?
- Assuming not a brain tumour, what's the chance this will spread and be a bigger problem?
- I'm turning 40, what's the chance that my not-so-good-anymore memory is age, compared to being related to this?
- Is there anything else I should know?
FWIW, I'm fairly overweight and if there is a medical reason for this to have happened, that's the first thing I myself would blame. I'm working on that for a variety of reasons, but wonder if obesity could have anything at all to do with this.