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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
MS: Have you had an MRI of your brain and spinal cord? Also usually a spinal tap looking for oligoclonal bands can help to rule in or rule out.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
MS diagnosis: MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. There are often numerous brain lesions and abnormalities in the CSF, which is obtained by spinal tap. Think of... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination o... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
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
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
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
Neurology 52 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not really: Your normal MRI suggests that it is something else. You must have a lot of history by now. I suspect there are a lot of clues in that history.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
SUDDEN? SUDDEN?: SUDDEN SEEMS LIKE PRETTY FAST DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY IN SOMEONE YOUR AGE. i WONDER IF YOU WORRY A LOT. IT COULD BE THAT. BUT IF YOU'R... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Be your own advocate: I understand that it takes time and effort, but i encourage you to be your own advocate. Keep checking w/specialists until you get an answer and a tr... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
Neurology 11 years experience
Need more info: you have many symptoms that are not specific for one condition and could be either part of MS or part of separate entities like neuropathy, radiculopa... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Suggestions: Ms is treatable and controllable in the vast majority of cases. See a specialized neurologist, take a potent medication such as gilenya, tecfidera, o... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Multiple sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis symptoms tend to be different each time a patient have an exacerbation. However, if any concerns, check with your physician for pro... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Control MS: Most ed dysfunctions are secondary to lesions within the spinal cord, and are associated with urinary bladder and/or bowel issues. The best ultimate ... Read More

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