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Ms Bowel Symptoms
I have MS like symptoms for 6 months.Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta (duloxetine).It took 80% of pain away.Im no anxious or depressed.I need a cure?
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Im worried i might have ms. I am having a variety of symptoms from neurological to bowel. Is their any way to tell for sure? How do I tell to my doc?
Talking to your Doc: This is easy. There should be no concerns or barriers to bringing up your worries to your physician. It is always best to describe your symptoms and not just the diagnosis you have come to. But, tell them you are worried about ms as part of your visit. There is a process of testing and evaluation that will come of this visit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 27 & MS in 2012, and recently cauda equina has been a concern, not an emergent concern though. today I have been losing bladder & bowel. MS?
If losing: Control go to ERGet a more detailed answer ›
What suggestions are there to control bowel incontinence with multiple sclerosis? Is the incontinence permanent when it develops with ms?
Suggestions: Generically, I like to start with increased amounts of fibre into the diet. Would avoid stimulants such as caffeine and also, alcohol. Would want to be certain that there is no added co-morbidity, such as a colonic cancer which can be causing issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have swallowing, bowel, muscle weakness pain and burning, extreme tiredness, tremors etc is this ms?
Many possibilities: Many disorders could cause your myriad symptoms, and would first see an internist and get thoroughly evaluated. If unanswered questions, get appointment with neurologist. MS diagnosis is based upon history, examination, and appropriate MRI findings, if other causes are excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach twitches 24/7. Left calf too. Stomach very sensitive to foods, Bowel movements weird. Doesn't hurt. Stomach noises really weird too. MS/ALS?
Prob not.: Muscle twitching is caused by many situations, many of them are benign. Neither MS nor ALS come to mind as the likely cause. Does food sensitivity result in any diet modifications for you? It;'s possible these symptoms are linked together in a good way, one which will lead to a simple resolution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically NO: If a cystic lesion within brain, could be congenital arachnoid cyst, or even cysticercosis, and typically ms lesions not usually cystic. Rarely, ms lesions may appear tumefactive, and may create a cystic appearance, but other lesions are present which tell the true situation. Perhaps a visit to neurosurgeon could clear the confusion. ...Read more
It can be: Like in a case of MS causing an internuclear opthalmoplegia - don't worry this is a fancy term for a particular problem that affects how the eyes move together. But it isn't the most common presentation of MS. ...Read more