Doctor Q&A for Dr. Virginia Simnad

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
Unclear: Migraine and ms affect women in the same age group. Migraine clearly is a more common disorder, and can be associated with abnormalities on brain MRI ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
No: Mri shows the anatomy of the spinal cord tissue. X-ray does not, but may show pathology which may account for symptoms, unrelated to a question of ms ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
Uhthoff's phenomenon: Ms used to be diagnosed using the "hot tub test": demyelination, or loss of insulation around nerve fibers in the brain or spinal cord can slow or dr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
See below: Ms is a disorder of the central nervous system, meaning brain and spinal cord. Symptoms relate to pathways impacted by damage to myelinated fibers, r ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
MRI guidelines : Mri of brain and spinal cord may show areas of abnormal signal which are consistent with ms but must be taken in the context of the individual's clini ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
Genes: Ms has been shown to be associated with mutations in a number of genes, the majority of which appear to regulate the immune system. Among first degree ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
No: Population studies have suggest that mononucleosis in adolescence, smoking, and possibly childhood obesity are risks for developing ms. However ms is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define def ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Currently there is not genetic or other diagnostic testing for multiple sclerosis. Neurological symptoms history is only partially helpful, as other ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
28 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Foot drop may occur due to injury of a nerve root or peripheral nerve. It also can occur due to injury of central nervous system pathways (brain and ... Read More
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