cortical lesion - what is it?

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After a tonic clonic seizure an MRI showed a small

cortical lesion on m brain which may have triggered the seizure. I am going to need regular MRI scans.

Can anyone give me any information? Is this a tumour?

All a bit scary at the moment.

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    Dear Sharonj,

           To my understanding a cortical lesion is not a tumour but a scarring from a injury. I can say I have a lesion on my skin, a cut etc.They would of told you if it was a tumour. The regular MRI scans is to keep a eye on it. So that is what triggered aseizure or seizures. It is scary.Look up it up on google. Keep me posted with your progress. Just enjoy life each day and thank Amighty God for waking up. I care.

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    Dear Sharonj,

       Thank-you for your reply. I see. A small lump can grow into some what of a concern. It is a good thing it was found. How wonderful our bodies are made. A seizure in your case was a warning.I hope the best for you.When I had my MRI done there was found a few things relative to the aging proceed. Keep me posted, please.

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      I do think someone was looking over me that day. I had just got home from taking my 3yr old grandson for a walk and I was sitting in a nice comfy chair when I had the seizure!
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    Dear Sharonj,

       You made it home in the nick of time that day. I had my first seizure right after having a heart scan done. I went to sit up from the scaner , felt dizzy and renched like I was about to throw up. I made it to the chair beside my daughter and put my head down towards my lap. My both hands started hitting me in the face. I came to on the floor and than had a second seizure. The contrast used in the scan has iodine and I'm severly allergic to it. I had a CT scan in the hospital and than another Ct scan day later, also with the use of iodine as a contrast. My children gave consent because they didn't have full understanding and were fearful for my health. I had seizures every day there after, 1 year. Now I have had no seizure for 3 months. Being allergic to iodine takes time to heal the brain but does not show up on test. The doctors only wanted to hear what they want to hear. I was label NEAD. I wear a bracelet now reading allergy iodine. I was put on 4 anti-seizure meds that first work than stop. My family doctor said I believe they did so they did, sick thinking. Our bodies are too smart and only use what they need to heal. Mind over matter doesn't wash with me. I took natural products to heal. My son in law is Chines and very smart. He told me what to take. I'm happy so far to be seizure free and hope it last. I feel like I saw the movie, read the book and wore the t-shirt suffering with seizures. The most seizures I had were over 100 in 1 day. I'm a grandma of 7 children and have 5 grown children of my own. Please let me know how things go for you.

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      Hi Mary, im not too bad. Going back to work next week. Still waiting for EEG and results from neurology. However I spoke to consultant today who is going to chase it up but reassured me that in his opinion there shouldn't be anything to worry about. I will be glad when next MRI is over though.

      Are you in Uk or USA?

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      Dear Sharonj,

        I live in Canada. Did you know if you give your e-mail on this forum it will be erased. I was reading a post from a man who gave his e-mail and they told him this was not done. I hope your MRI results are good. 

         The weather here is sunny. Has not rain for awhile.

          Have you had any seizures as of late?

           In September, my daughter and I are going on a cruise from New York City to Berunda, 7 days. We will be flying to New York City across Lake Ontario for 1 hour and a half. Last year we took a plan to Florida for a cruise and I had seizures upon lift off and landing. They had to carry me off the plane on a sky chair. In September will be a test when we fly if I still may have seizures when flying. My daughter said it was the cabin pressure change they have to do when lifting off and landing that caused my seizures. So it will be up,up and away. I  never mind flying. I'm the one who looks out the window  and my daughter holds my hand and wouldn't even look.

             Thanks for replying. The best.

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