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Mass in back of brain

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About a year ago during a rutine MRI there was a grape size mass found in the back of my brain. all of the follow up MRIs have shown no new growth, but in the last couple of weeks i have had messed up sleep patterns and major mood swings. my next MRI is in about a month what could it be and should i wait the month for my mri or call the doctor and have them reschdule it earlier?

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replied June 2nd, 2009
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It is difficult to say if your mood swings and sleep habit changes have anything to do with the lesion in your brain (also, you did not mention what your doctors believe this mass to be). Unfortunately, you are also at an age where mood swings and changes in sleep patterns are very common.

If you are concerned, and especially if it has been 6 months or more since your last MRI, then you might ask your doctor to order another MRI to give you (and your doctor) some peace of mind, and to ensure the stability of this lesion in your brain.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
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