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Can multiple sclerosis symptom only come on during certain provocative activities?

Can multiple sclerosis symptom only come on during certain provocative activities?

Yes: Classically, hot ambient temperatures can transiently exacerbate ms and bring out prior quiescent symptoms & signs. In the past, the "hot bath test" would be used to confirm the diagnosis. Such "pseudo-relapses" can accompany infections, fevers, and even allergic reactions. Occas, heavy exercise can raise body temperature and provoke transient symptoms. The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also provoke. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

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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Can the MS hug be the only symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Can the MS hug be the only symptom  of multiple sclerosis?

Initially maybe: The MS "hug" is indicative of spinal cord involvement, and may be a presenting feature, but could occur later in form of relapse. If you have such problems, it could be due to a different cause and this needs sorting out. If you indeed have MS, you should be placed on potent medication. Would a Concierge visit help guide you? ...Read more

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Can someone with a multiple sclerosis also show a symptom of hairy leukoplakia?

Can someone with a multiple sclerosis also show a symptom of hairy leukoplakia?

Comorbidities: Many disorders can coexist with multiple sclerosis, but that does not mean the ms causes or promotes these and hairy leukoplakia is not seen with the vast majority of ms drugs. ...Read more

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Is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis magnify feelings of depression and anxiety? Can it be a symptom of MS also?

Can multiple sclerosis magnify feelings of depression and anxiety? Can it be a symptom of MS also?

Yes to all: Ms can and often does worsen depression and anxiety. It could also be biologically a cause for depression and anxiety. Please get the help you need from your neurologist and your family doctor and see a psychiatrist or psychologist or both if necessary. Try to enjoy the holidays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can chronic joint and muscle pain be a symptom if multiple sclerosis along with weakness?

Can chronic joint and muscle pain be a symptom if multiple sclerosis along with weakness?

Pain not unique: At least 90% of MS patients have significant issues with pain, but am not convinced that you have MS at all. See your doctor and uncover why you are suffering your symptoms, and get a diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more

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I've had numerous test done. Outcome sign of Multiple Sclerosis not active I'm 50 will it become active?

I've had numerous test done. Outcome sign of Multiple Sclerosis not active I'm 50 will it become active?

Yes it is possible: Disease can go into remission and then flare up. You have to look for the cause. We propose to treat causes of such chronic ailment. To learn more about how to treat the cause Please visit us www.ehacstl.com ...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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What are the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

What are the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Maybe significant: Several common presentations can include unilateral loss of vision, progressive weakness of legs, loss of coordination or balance, a band of tightness around the waist, double vision. More insidious issues include, bladder problems, cognitive challenges, fatigue, peculiar sensation losses. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more