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Cyst on Pineal Gland anyone?

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Has anyone had a MRI that showed a cyst on the Pneal Gland.?.mine was discovered in MRI that ruled out MS and thus 'confirmed 'Fibro... thanks

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I met someone at the mri dept in hospital who had one found on MRI she said no real symptoms except headaches which arent down to that and was told a lot of people can have them and not cause any problems they thought she may have a chiari 1 malformation which she didn't but my son's MRI found he has chiari 1 which does cause headaches. I had never heard of either before that.Amazing what you find out at your own and others appointments but I wouldn't worry as from what I looked up and she told me these cysts can be there on a lot of folk and never cause any trouble.

Take care and look after yourself

Thank you take care too...:-)

I am so genuinely sorry to read of your cyst on your peneal gland. I have pasted you below a description of what it is below. I have used an excerpt form the WiseGEEK website. I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

*A pineal cyst is a fluid-filled growth inside the pineal gland in the brain. In most cases, a pineal cyst is a benign tumor which does not cause any symptoms. Occasionally a cyst may enlarge and press on surrounding structures causing symptoms such as headaches and blurred vision. If this occurs, the cyst can be removed using surgery. The study of the brain and nervous system and the conditions that affect them is known as neurology.

Pineal cysts are usually small in size, with the majority measuring less than 0.39 inches (1 cm), and they are more common in women and people in their 40s. It is thought that they may be associated with changes in hormone levels; the pineal gland is involved in the production and secretion of melatonin, which interacts with reproductive hormones. This type of cyst will usually remain the same size, but a few will shrink and, in rare cases, a cyst will grow large enough to cause symptoms. Head pain, dizziness and vomiting may occur, as well as sight problems such as blurred or double vision and loss of eye movement.

*Excerpt From WiseGEEK Website.

I do not have anything like this myself. But I sincerely hope that you find this useful.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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