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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You need to discuss this with your neurologist and determine if it is related to your MS.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
? MS relapse: It's possible that these symptoms are a mild MS relapse. Some relapses are severe, some are mild. It is a good idea to continue your copaxone (gl ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See your doctor: You are having a relapse located within the spinal cord. This requires immediate treatment. Do NOT delay, and get started on your Copaxone NOW! Als ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
MORE explanation plz: Are you saying there is "questionable positive oligoclonal banding in CSF?" Or are you saying there IS POSITIVE OCB's and "what does that mean?" You' ... Read More
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Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Tough case- ? MS: Sounds like a tough case. The normal MRI and history of optic neuritis suggests a good chance you will not have MS, although it is not zero. Sometim ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Clarification: You have multiple issues, and most would strongly implicate MS. But if an MRI of both brain and spinal cord is normal, you do NOT have MS. However, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
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MRI with contrast: Generally speaking, MRI with contrast (dye) is very effective for this. This depends on the age and locations of lesions, type of disease and dose of ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Very effective: MRI is indeed "Gold standard", and helps us make decisions regarding diagnosis and changes in therapy. Note you state diagnosis of MS, but do NOT fin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Growth during: adulthood is something that needs evaluation by a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST. Excessive GROWTH HORMONE may be one cause! Ask your PCP for a refer ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is call ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: the lesions may not be seen with early "attacks" and Parkinson's Disease at EARLY age is kind of rare! (Exceptions are often the rule and may be "famo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes, but: The MRI is far more sensitive and precise, and the cat will miss many of the smaller lesions. In fact, research and diagnostics almost always refer t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Lesions: Rarely do brain lesions cause muscle twitching. There are are many causes of brain MRI lesions. Some causes are benign/nonpathological (falsely termed ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
I'm mystified: I can't imagine why on earth someone would get a brain MRI looking for a cause of itching. CN nerve compression may cause numbness, weakness (of muscl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Nonspecific: Hoffman's is a finger flick reflex response and may be seen unilaterally after a focal brain lesion. It has nothing to do with the diagnosis of ms an ... Read More

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