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how do they test for ms

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience in Neurology
See answer below: At the very least, you should expect a brain MRI with and without contrast and a battery of labwork to rule out MS mimickers. A lumbar puncture is som ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
No, not diagnostic: Loss of visual fields can be caused by any condition affecting brain or visual tracts, and it is a test pure and simple of function, not causation.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
MRI Brain: shows lesions in the brain that suggest MS
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
MRI is required: The diagnosis of ms can be made by history, examination, and mri, under the new 2010 mcdonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Your d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Diagnosing MS: There is no one real good test for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In general, a comprehensive neurological examination and an imaging study of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Cognitive issues: Your description focuses on worsening intellectual function, which can be due to many causes at age 36. Consider medication rxtns, vitamin deficienci ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
What?: Doctors don't presume. They do tests and establish a diagnosis. If your diagnosis was established the tests and medical notes can be requested from yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Multiple Sclerosis: If your family physician is not available and open to working up your concerns then the next place to go is the neurologist or neurology clinic. They ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go To University: Hello utah. I trained there. This is way too complicated for this simple app. I would call the neurology department at the university medical center ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See rheumatologist?: This suggests that you may have an autoimmune disorder which however cannot be diagnosed by this test alone. This also has nothing to do with MS even ... Read More

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