Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on some wording / terminology?
I’ve had health problems for a while, some symptoms may fit with MS. I got referred to a neurologist who said that he thought it was probablty anxiety related and unlikely to be neurological. However, he said he would authorise an MRI to be on the safe side and put my mind at rest.
3 weeks after the MRI, he sent me a very vague letter saying that having seen the results, he would like to meet with me again to ‘reassess my current situation’ and ‘discuss management’. Unfortunately he is on holiday so my appointment isn’t for over a month, and the hospital are reluctant to give me more information until then. After several phonecalls to my GP, I have been told that the brain MRI showed “patches suspicious of demylination”. I understand the demyleination bit, but was wondering what is meant by 'patches suspicious of '… it seems to me quite a vague description… am I right in thinking that it means that the MRI results are a bit unclear and I need more tests to be sure? The neurology dpt have been a bit vague about it all when I phoned to ask , and have said they are not able to give detailed info on the phone. does anyone have any experience / idea of what this wording indicates?