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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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The report after abrain scan following a small stroke stated

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The report after abrain scan following a small stroke stated that my skull was diffusely sclerotic which could represent myelofibrosis; pagets diseasese or an endocrine disorder. I have suddered with hypothyroidism for decades. I am concernede that I may develop Alzheimers oe multiple clerosis. Please advise
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Bob :

This finding in the skull does not suggest the presence of Alzheimers or MS. They do not affect the skull at all, so you should not worry about this.

Dr. Bob :

If your doctors are worried about myelofibrosis, this can be worked up. You need to start with a CBC.

Dr. Bob :

A CBC (complete blood count) usually shows abnormally low levels of red blood cells, a sign of anemia common in people with myelofibrosis.

Dr. Bob :

White blood cell and platelet counts are usually abnormal, too.

Dr. Bob :

A CBC (complete blood count) usually shows abnormally low levels of red blood cells, a sign of anemia common in people with myelofibrosis.

Dr. Bob :

Your docs can also do x-rays or an MRI of other large bones (e.g. femur, pelvis) to look for more extensive bone involvement.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 3 years ago.
Hi Stella. It was an honor assisting you. Please let me know if you have any additional information or questions you want to go over. I would be happy to help further.

Regards,
Doctor-Bob

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