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A 33-year-old member asked:

How to get tested for ms (multiple sclerosis)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Start with doctor: If you have had multiple neurological symptom spread out over time and the neuroaxis (brain and spinal cord) you may want to get an MRI with flair sequences, evoked potentials and spinal fluid studies also may play a role in arriving at a definitve diagnosis.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
See neurologist: He/she will decide if you have findings consistent with MS, and suggest further testing based on clinical findings and history.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you advise me on getting tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Stepwise process: First, see an expert neurologist who has many MS pts, and do history and exam. If suspicious issues, MRI of brain, and a few blood tests will be ordered, and if inconclusive, MRI of neck, and/or spinal fluid study might be next. BUT, N.B., discuss with your primary doc value of initiating these complexities first.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to cure multiple sclerosis ms?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
NO cure: In medicine cure is not available for most common conditions control of symptoms and prevention of recurrence is possible in the majority of cases of ms.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What makes you get multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Virginia Simnad
Neurology 29 years experience
Not fully understood: Multiple sclerosis is a very complex disease. There is a large collection of research identifying certain genes (most governing control of the immune system) as both increasing risk and potentially protective against MS (based on studies of populations). Environmental and hormonal factors may also play a role in individuals with a background genetic risk.
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A member asked:

Can I get some information on multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Arms, legs, vision..: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that damages the central nervous system {the brain, spinal cord, and optic (eye) nerves}. MS symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the arms or legs, or can be severe, such as loss of vision. Symptoms can come and go, with the severity and progress of symptoms being hard to predict. Different patients can have different types of symptoms.

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