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Ms Bowel Symptoms
I have MS like symptoms for 6 months.Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta.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
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can severe anxiety give you symptoms that seem like MS? Including unconscious bm, severe chronic diarrhea ( with frequency and urgency)
Possible GI consult?: If you truly lose of control of your bowel movements without being aware of it (fecal incontinence), you probably should see a gastroenterologist. It would be wise to make sure that there is nothing wrong with your intestines. You also should seek therapy ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perphial neuropathy or MS all my symptoms first pointed to be beginning stages of MS had a MRI done of the brain and it wasnt specific enough and have to have 2 more done but the neurologist said that he doesn't believe that it is MS and more like perphia
Testing can prove: If you have symptoms due to peripheral neuropathy, an EMG-nerve conduction test should be abnormal unless it is a small fiber neuropathy, which can be confirmed under the microscope. If you have MS, MRI of head and/or spinal cord could confirm diagnosis, but spinal fluid studies often can doubly confirm suspicions. Blood and urine studies can rule out other diseases which mimic MS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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