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I was told my optic nerve swells and is pale

can anyone help me understand why? it is still a couple of days before i go to the neurologist and i am curious. but don't understand what i am reading.

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Asked by chloesmama_2007 at 9:32 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Health

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  • to me it means that it has decreased blood flow for whatever reason. i think you will have to have more tests to find out the and hope it can be resolved.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:33 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • The neurologist will probably do an MRI or some type of brain scan. Sometimes, pressure inside your head somewhere can cause a swell . . . numerous things can cause this, so the MRI will give them ALOT of answers. Sometimes, it is nothing, and you just happen to have a variation in the way that the nerve appears.

    The docs are on it, and they will find out if there is anything to be concerned with or not.


    Answer by ImaginationMama at 9:55 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • no idea, sorry

    Answer by asil at 11:38 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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