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A 45-year-old female asked:

Numb patches on one foot and muscle twitches including in the eye.concerned about ms but had normal brain and neck mri and clean emg.anxiety?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 31 years experience
Well now...: This being HealthTap and not a doctor's office, you won't get an answer to what it IS, but normal MRIs pretty much rule out MS and a normal EMG/NCS rules out a large-fiber neuropathy. Not everything our bodies do has a precise name or explanation. Sometimes you have to take the practical approach: If it goes on for 1-3 yr without change or anything else developing, it's probably benign.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Analysis: The muscle twitches over eye may be orbital myokymia, and the numb focal patches could be problem with small nerves, such as digital or sural. You do not describe MS, and the cord compression may well be responsible for some of your symptoms.
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Last updated Jul 31, 2020


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