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A 31-year-old female asked:

Thank-you for reading! my headache started 4.5 weeks ago. progressed to numbness in scalp and down neck into right arm 2 weeks ago. 1 week ago spread to left leg and a couple days ago spreading to left arm and back. ct scan of head was clean. causes?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Neurologist: Since your scattered neurologic symptoms are not explainable by one lesion and in view of your young age, I'm concerned about a demyelinating disorder like multiple sclerosis. A brain ct scan is not as effective as an MRI of the brain for detecting MS. I recommend consulting a neurologist for evaluation. Appropriate testing will be carried out.

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Last updated Oct 10, 2020

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