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How to detect multiple sclerosis eye symptoms?

How to detect multiple sclerosis eye symptoms?

Variable, but: Quite more common is optic neuritis, where unilateral loss of vision, associated with pain on eye motion, color desaturation, and possibly an abnormal pupillary light response. Other eye issues may include abnormal eye movements, such as nystagmus or double vision, and an item called internuclear ophthalmoplegia, which can associate both of the latter phenomena. ...Read more

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We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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Multiple sclerosis and my eye sight, is there a relation between the two?

Multiple sclerosis and my eye sight, is there a relation between the two?

You bet: MS commonly affects the eyes, and if you have loss of vision, double vision, any abnormal eye movements, it is possible that MS is the cause. But other eye events can co-exist, so see an ophthalmologist to get this pinned down. Hope you are taking a potent MS disease modifying agent, as this can protect your eyes. ...Read more

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Would an ophthalmologist be able to detect multiple sclerosis eye symptoms?

Would an ophthalmologist be able to detect multiple sclerosis eye symptoms?

Yes.: Multiple sclerosis is associated with several ocular findings that can be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist. Optic neuritis can be both a presenting symptom and a complication of ms. Other eye findings can include motility disorders of the eyes and retinal vasculitis. ...Read more

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Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) have?

Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) have?

Vision loss pain: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis. Ms also causes pars planitis -inflammation in the eye that presents with floaters and/or vision loss. A few of my patients have inflammation in the front of the eye too. ...Read more

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Heard that feeling like a "blood pressure cuff" wrapped around a leg is common in Multiple Sclerosis. How is MS diagnosed?

Heard that feeling like a "blood pressure cuff" wrapped around a leg is common in Multiple Sclerosis. How is MS diagnosed?

Common? How so?: Careful of the hallway lore that people speak in dimly lit corridors. I have many MS patients who have never complained of that symptom and some who have. MS is diagnosed by a specialist and by taking a careful detailed history of things the person has been experiencing to see if it fits a "story" consistent with the diagnosis. MRI of the brain and spinal cord are also important to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms related to eyes does someone with multiple sclerosis have?

What are some symptoms related to eyes does someone with multiple sclerosis have?

Several: Most common is optic neuritis, with unilateral loss of vision, pain on eye motion, and washout of colors. Abnormal eye movements with double vision may occur with brainstem inflammation, (mlf syndrome), various eye incoordination issues can occur, and vertigo could be due to eye or ear. Some develop optic atrophy, and others may get uveitis or macular edema associated with meds. Pars planitis? ...Read more

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Sorry, off and on eye twitching every day for past month and lower burning back pain when lying down, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis?

Sorry, off and on eye twitching every day for past month and lower burning back pain when lying down, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis?

Let's analyze: The eye twitching could be ocular myokymia, due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, chemical imbalance, and the back pain may be due to degenerative spondylosis, or a disc issue. You list ampyra, (dalfampridine) a drug used to improve walking in ms patients, but do not list other ms disease modifiers. Do you in fact have ms? Maybe, your neurologist can sort this out if indeed you do.. ...Read more

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My eye has been twitching for wks. I have dry eye but heard it was a sign of multiple sclerosis... My mom and sister have MS... Should I get MRI?

My eye has been twitching for wks. I have dry eye but heard it was a sign of multiple sclerosis... My mom and sister have MS... Should I get MRI?

Doubt MS: You most likely have orbital myokymia, which can be due to eyestrain, fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, chemical imbalance. The odds of your acquiring MS with your family background is about 2-4%, at most. Lastly, lots of comments about MS are provided by numerous non-medical "experts" both online and in the community. Check with your eye doctor about your current issues. ...Read more

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My mother has multiple sclerosis and she got a pressure sore which turned into septicemia. She is 6 weeks in the hospital now.?

My mother has multiple sclerosis and she got a pressure sore which turned into septicemia. She is 6 weeks in the hospital now.?

Infectious disease: Consultstion and treatment with 2-3 antibibiotics, routine blood cultures are needed. ...Read more

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Anxiety & multiple sclerosis sure do have the same symptoms. How do you tell the difference? Doc won't test for ms, even though twitching & eye problem.

Anxiety & multiple sclerosis sure do have the same symptoms. How do you tell the difference? Doc won't test for ms, even though twitching & eye problem.

MS vs anxiety: Can be tricky in some cases, but usually anxiety has "extra" symptoms and signs which are unlikely to be caused by MS. Also signs of anxiety may be fleeting. Eye twitching alone is not likely to be MS. I do not know what your eye symptoms are, but a dilated eye exam can rule out involvement of the optic nerve which is a key finding for MS. ...Read more

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My head is moving (nodding) involuntary since along time but it's increased nowadays. My aunt has multiple sclerosis and I'm afraid that I have it too?

My head is moving (nodding) involuntary since along time but it's increased nowadays. My aunt has multiple sclerosis and I'm afraid that I have it too?

Nonspecific: You describe a head tremor which could be due to many causes, including heredofamilial essential tremor, hyperthyroidism, issues with cerebellar brain stem connections, Wilson's disease, and medication reactions. This alone would not confirm MS, and your aunt's illness, is NOT a predictor of increased risk in you. Have a neurologist check this out. ...Read more

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If you had multiple sclerosis would it be possible for it to cause pain in your head as well? Not just in your back.

If you had multiple sclerosis would it be possible for it to cause pain in your head as well? Not just in your back.

Of course: Multiple sclerosis can cause facial pain in the form of trigeminal neuralgia, which is an attack of severe pain lasting a few seconds at a time. There is clearly a comorbidity with migraine as at least 52% of ms pts have these headaches. Also, a lesion in the midbrain/periaqueductal grey area is associated with frequent headaches and head pains. ...Read more

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Could one have multiple sclerosis with a normal head MRI?

Could one have multiple sclerosis with a normal head MRI?

Yes: Or at least have clinically isolated syndrome with optic nerve or spinal cord involvement. (Devic Syndrome-neuromyelitis optica is a demyelinating condition that can convert to MS ...Read more

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Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis, given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct?

Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis, given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct?

See below: The diagnosis of MS can be rather complex, as several other entities need to be excluded, and the MS does need confirmation. But assuming diagnosis is correct, the drug Rituxamab would actually be a rather terrific choice. Cannot confirm your diagnosis based on information provided. ...Read more

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Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

No: Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition. The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not: Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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Does a head CT scan help diagnose multiple sclerosis? If a CT scan is normal, is it still likely that multiple sclerosis can be present?

Does a head CT scan help diagnose multiple sclerosis? If a CT scan is normal, is it still likely that multiple sclerosis can be present?

Takes time to show: "Multiple lesions over time and space" is how med students learn about MS. It evolves over time. Sometimes subtle MRI findings can suggest it, but are non-specific ("unidentified bright objects"). But it can take a long time before MS presents itself. If seriously concerned, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general population. About 450, 000 cases thought to be in USA, in a population over 300, 000, 000. ...Read more

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Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but it didn't show up on the mri, could I still have ms? What else could it be? I'm negative for lupus

I have all the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but it didn't show up on the mri, could I still have ms? What else could it be? I'm negative for lupus

Lots of things: Ruling MS in or out is much easier than it used to be, but it still requires training, skill & expertise that you'll never get from "Doctor Google." It isn't just laypeople who lack the knowledge & experience to distinguish MS from conditions that superficially resemble MS but aren't; the average US nonneurologist physician isn't confident of his/her ability to do so either. ...Read more

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How does one get multiple sclerosis?

No one really knows: Ms is thought to be caused when the immune system attacks the neurons in the body, specifically the cells that make white matter. There are many theories of why the body does this but no agreement. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Varies, but often: The disease can present with loss of vision in one eye, electrical tingling on bending the neck, unexplained imbalance or falling, leg weakness and/or spasticity, bladder incontinence, fatigue, double vision, and problems with intellectual function. This can be isolated or grouped, and in 85% if pts symptoms come on rapidly and slowly remit, i.e., relapsing-remitting ms. Start rx asap. ...Read more

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How can multiple sclerosis affect the body?

How can multiple sclerosis affect the body?

Central nervous only: Affects brain, spinal cord, and eyes, by attacking the myelin coverings of the nerves. Causes changes in vision, balance, strength, sensation, stamina, memory, bowel and bladder functions, in part. No direct effect on internal organs such as heart or lung. ...Read more

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Which system does multiple sclerosis attack?

Which system does multiple sclerosis attack?

MS: Initially brain and / or spinal cord. But many other systems are attached to nervous system such as;
muscle causing weakness and stiffness
urinary bladder causing dysfunction
behavior causing mood disturbance
peripheral nerves causing numbness
eyes causing blindness, pain and loss of color vision
balance and falls. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause other conditions?

Not directly: But, complications due to MS can occur. Such as bladder infections, falling resulting in bone fractures, osteoporosis due to frequent steroids or immobilization, risk of medication adverse events such as hypertension or liver abnormalities or thyroid issues. ...Read more

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Can someone with multiple sclerosis have children?

Depends on situation: I have one wonderful mom whose 3 kids (all after ms dx) are just wonderful. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

What are the common symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Varies, but often: The disease can present with loss of vision in one eye, electrical tingling on bending the neck, unexplained imbalance or falling, leg weakness and/or spasticity, bladder incontinence, fatigue, double vision, and problems with intellectual function. This can be isolated or grouped, and in 85% if pts symptoms come on rapidly and slowly remit, i.e., relapsing-remitting ms. Start rx asap. ...Read more

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