A 35-year-old member asked:
is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Virginia Simnad answered
27 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen answered
33 years experience Neurology
Sometimes: Bilateral tn in a young person should lead to a workup for multiple sclerosis.
Answered on Oct 21, 2016
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