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Is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience in 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
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Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb commented
20 years experience in Neurosurgery
Medications or surgical percutaneous balloon micro compression are good treatment options.
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb commented
20 years experience in Neurosurgery
Medications or surgical percutaneous balloon micro compression are good treatment options.
Mar 30, 2013

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