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How Likely Is It That I Have Ms What Is The Prevalence Of Ms In The Us
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
Possible: Each test has a false negative and false positive rate. Some better than others. While you may be able to diagnose MS by spinal tab, that is usually positive a little more than 80% of the time. This means some who do have it might test negative. A brain MRI is positive in more than 95% of cases. If you are still having symptoms of ms, see your doctor to consider an mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have MS & want to know how likely it could be that I have PBA? took a short questionnaire and it suggest that I do. Been feeling low & end up crying
Likely association: PBA can be seen with stroke, brain injury, ALS, and MS. Responds beautifully to the medication Nuedexta, twice daily. If your questionnaire is convincing, try some samples. Also, make certain that you are using a potent MS disease modifying agent such as Tysabri or Gilenya to decrease some of the issues with this difficult disease. ...Read more
How likely is it I have ms? Eye dr. Said i might after seeing mri. I have demyelination, 20/50 vision, numb hands, trouble concentrating migraines
My neuro thinks that i have ms and has told me to get a lumbar puncture. if that comes back as not indicating ms, what happens after that?
Hard to say...: I'm sorry, but this isn't something any distant forum doctor can answer. It depends on information you don't provide, including your symptoms, neurological examination, and perhaps things like CT scan or MRI, if these were done. The obvious person to ask is your neurologist. In any case, I suggest crossing that bridge if and when you come to it. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it possible that I have MS? I have fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, hand tremors, double vision, tingling sensations, had a UTI.
Diagnose MS or not: MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. Your medical provider, normally a neurologist, would perform a careful interview and physical exam. If they thought you may have MS, they may order an MRI of the brain, the cervical spine, and/or a spinal tap. These are the pieces of information used to make the diagnosis. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple sclerosis: Of course, patients with multiple sclerosis can get all of the same symptoms of feeling cold as anyone else (low ambient temperature, fever, sweats, under active thyroid, etc.), but they can also develop a problem with their autonomic nervous system which controls sweating and thus may affect the skin sensation of temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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