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CT Brain Scan what do my results imply?

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  • Posted By: MetalMX
  • July 25, 2009
  • 01:37 PM


I am a 20 year old male. I have been having chronic health problems this past year main problems include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness/loss, poor memory/difficulty thinking and concentrating, reduction in my sensation of touch, freezing cold hands, sleeping 10 hours usually and constipation alternating with diarrhoea.

I have hashimoto's thyroidits (autoimmune hypothyroidism), low testosterone, DHEA's low and IGF-1/GH is also low.

I recently had severe mental symptoms feeling really unwell mentally, even worse muscle weakness in the forearms and quads and tingling of the head and back of the spine. I started taking 50mcg of T4 couple of days ago and i feel much better. I Though i had a TIA or stroke but it wasn't.

I think i was experiencing hypothyroid related neuropathy and now this is improving with T4 replacement.

I would just like someone to give me more info on my CT Brain Scan:

I did a Non-contrast CT Brain scan.

Findings: The pineal gland is midline in position. The ventricles are of normal dimensions and are arranged symmetrically about the midline. There is normal differentiation between grey-white matter.

There is a abnormal widening of the sulci in both parietal lobes at the vertex.

No obvious intracerebral space occupying lesion is demonstrated. A small sized pituitary gland is present. No abnormality is seen in the brain stem. The cerebellum appears normal.

No obvious abnormality detected in the region of the periventricular white matter.


* Cortical atrophic changes in both parietal lobes at the vertex, abnormal for the patient's young age.

* No space occupying lesion

Could this be caused by longstanding untreated severe hypothyroidism as well as low testosterone and low IGF-1/GH levels?

Any information is appreciated. The last few days i noticed the tingling in the back of my head started and this was shown in my results of the brain scan.

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  • You should have an MRI with contrast, my daughter had a golf ball size tumor on the pituitary gland. Also you should make sure your adrenal glands are functioning as they should. Research the pituitary gland and also Addison's disease, Cushings if you have been gaining weight.My daughters tumor didn't show on the CT scan either, just a small calsified one.Good Luck
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