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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Spinal Cord Lesions In Ms

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What are the symptoms of ms in the spinal cord?

What are the symptoms of ms in the spinal cord?

See below: Please consult this site for symptoms of MS. Note that, by definition, MS affects multiple sites in the nervous system. Http://www. Webmd. Com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms#1 ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have MS lesions only in the spinal cord, but not in the brain?

Is it unusual to have MS lesions only in the spinal cord, but not in the brain?

Does happen: Far less common presentation, but several patients may have initial lesions in spinal cord. However, here's the main challenge: a condition called neuro-myelitis optica might present this way also, and the drugs for ms would make things worse, so get an aquaporin 4 study to make things more precise. ...Read more

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Can MS show lesions only in the brain and not in the spinal cord? And what type of MS would this be?

Can MS show lesions only in the brain and not in the spinal cord? And what type of MS would this be?

See below: If you have optic neuritis and suspicious lesions in the brain, you have a very high chance of having multiple sclerosis. The absence of lesions in spinal cord is not exclusionary. Although other disorders may cause your issues, would get diagnosis confirmed, and start a potent MS agent ASAP, if that seems to be answer. ...Read more

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Can MS lesions be just in spinal cord not brain or visa versa? Also does MS always show up in spinal fluid?

Can MS lesions be just in spinal cord not brain or visa versa? Also does MS always show up in spinal fluid?

Yes: MS which only shows up in spinal cord can be Devic's syndrome, or spinal MS. Sometimes an antibody can confirm Devic's (70 percent have NMO antibody). No MS does not always show abnormalities in the spinal fluid (at least 10 percent are normal). ...Read more

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Hi I am 50 year old female who has a dawsons finger on my brain and also 3 lesions on my spinal cord. My doctor says he thinks I have grumbling ms?

Hi I am 50 year old female who has a dawsons finger on my brain and also 3 lesions on my spinal cord. My doctor says he thinks I have grumbling ms?

You might.: Dawson fingers are a radiographic feature depicting demyelinating plaques through the corpus callosum arranged at right angles along medullary veins. They look like fingers on the MRI. Specific sign for MS. Sings of Multiple Sclerosis. Note there are many treatment options for MS and specialists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse damage in the spinal cord due to ms?!

Is it possible to reverse damage in the spinal cord due to ms?!

Varies: If you have acute inflammation causing spinal cord symptoms, this represents a relapse, which can be controlled and reversed by steroids, ACTH, or plasmapheresis. If this is old and chronic, currently, we lack good therapeutic success, but stem cells are potentially an answer, and some therapies to restore myelin are on horizon. Best approach remains prevention: Tysabri, (natalizumab) Gilenya, or Lemtrada ...Read more

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Less then a CM lesion on spinal cord can't walk or write. Ms or tumor? How dangerous is it for bx on signal cord? Could it be benign?

Less then a CM lesion on spinal cord can't walk or write. Ms or tumor? How dangerous is it for bx on signal cord? Could it be benign?

Hard call: You have my sympathy. It is often difficult to tell ms / devic's from a tumor just on scan. A neurosurgeon knows how to biopsy and when not to. Get to a subspecialty center, and good luck. ...Read more

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Hi had an MRI and radiologist saw subtle change to spinal cord column, what could this be? 30yr female with back ache (was been checked for MS)Thanks

Hi had an MRI and radiologist saw subtle change to spinal cord column, what could this be? 30yr female with back ache (was been checked for MS)Thanks

Please repost: 1) The spinal cord and spinal column are 2 different things. Which is it? 2) What KIND of subtle change? 3) What levels? 4) You didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered it, & for a reason. What was the reason? Backache? What is so unusual about your backache that a doctor thought an MRI was worth doing? (Because usually it isn't, for backache.) ...Read more

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What besides MS causes spinal cord lesion? Mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. Have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.

What besides MS causes spinal cord lesion? Mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. Have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.

Spinal cord lesions: The differential diagnosis of ms like lesions in the cord include: spinal cord neoplasms (eg, astrocytomas, ependymomas), sarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, infarction of the spinal cord, vasculitis and radiation myelitis and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (vitamin B12 deficiency) among other causes. This one finding needs to be correlated with your clinical symptoms and labs. ...Read more

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Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?

Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?

Can occur: Although less common, isolated spinal cord involvement can be seen in absence of demonstrable brain lesions. But make certain that you do no have NMO presenting atypically, and an anti-aquaporin blood test can help confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could past spinal trauma be causing my MS like symptoms?

TOUGH AREA: First, not fully clear if non-penetrating trauma ever has caused or worsened ms, and the american academy of neurology does not feel there is sufficient evidence to indicate causation. Yet injury to the spinal cord may cause damage that could fluctuate such as a spinal stenosis and might mimic ms. This really deserves a more direct approach as you could have both. See a neurosurgeon.. ...Read more

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Mri white matter/ 4 black holes. No symptom of ms. Did a spinal taping results yet. What r the chances of having ms.

Mri white matter/ 4 black holes. No symptom of ms. Did a spinal taping results yet. What r the chances of having ms.

Unclear: It depends on the characteristics of the "black holes" that you see on the mri. Although they are in the white matter, there are some characteristic appearances and locations for ms. Typically, ms plaques don't appear like black holes, but without seeing the MRI it is hard to say. Wait for the results of the spinal tap and then go over them with your neurologist. ...Read more

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4 years ago tested neg for ms with mri and spinal tap. Have a lot of ms symptoms. What's the chances if it being pos now after 4 yrs?

4 years ago tested neg for ms with mri and spinal tap. Have a lot of ms symptoms. What's the chances if it being pos now after 4 yrs?

Multiple sclerosis: You need to see a neurologist and be fully assessed. This disease can appear within a 4 year hiatus from your last exam. On the other hand it would be a little unusual and you may be having some other issues causing your anxiety. Please be seen and fully evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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White matters 4 black holes with demilyation. Spinal puncture and blood test normal. No symptoms of ms. What it can be? What should I do next?

White matters 4 black holes with demilyation. Spinal puncture and blood test normal. No symptoms of ms. What it can be? What should I do next?

SOME SUGGESTIONS: This may not be ms, and should consider cadasil, lyme disease, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, etc as alternative etiologies. But, also get a cervical spinal cord mri, as lesions there would point back to ms. In your case, would add visual and brainstem evoked potentials also. Lastly, if all is not convincing, repeat brain MRI in 4-6 months. A second opinion at a medical school? ...Read more

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Having symptoms that is possibly ms, but MRI looked fine. Was told that I spinal tap may be a good idea since that may show it. Looking for advice.

Having symptoms that is possibly ms, but MRI looked fine. Was told that I spinal tap may be a good idea since that may show it. Looking for advice.

Advice: If both an MRI of brain and spinal cord are negative, it is very unlikely that you have MS. A spinal tap is very unlikely to show abnormalities to change this diagnosis, under these circumstances. Get a second opinion regarding cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am a 58 year old woman, who's feet are always cold and in pain I have been in good health although 3 years ago I had some MS type symptoms but the spinal fluid came back normal.

Foot symptoms: Having symptoms like that in your feet may indicate something bothering the nerves in your legs, such as peripheral neuropathy, rather than MS. The spinal fluid is only one test for MS however, so nothing is certain about the cause in this case. A repeat history and examination should be the next step. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clear MRI scans after diagnosis of MS? After positive spinal tap and lesions on early scans

Very unusual: Ms plaques can go into remission with treatment, but the likelihood of ms plaques completely disappearing from a brain MRI after lesions have been seen on prior MRI scans is very low. Usually, once they are seen on a scan, they do not generally "disappear" on a later scan even if symptoms are successfully treated. They leave a "trace" of their former presence, but they do not cause trouble. ...Read more

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I have brain lesions and my spinal tap was positive for MS but, I was told inconclusive should I seek another opinion?

I have brain lesions and my spinal tap was positive for MS but, I was told inconclusive should I seek another opinion?

CONFUSING: If you have a positive MRI of brain, and a spinal fluid profile that is diagnostic, I am not sure why the term "inconclusive" was voiced. It maybe that the doc has little comfort with how to handle ms, and that is ok. Yes, seek a second opinion, and maybe to further confirm diagnosis, get views of spinal cord in neck. If it is felt that you have ms, start treatment asap, as waiting is risky. ...Read more

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Brain MRI white matter 4 black holes. Lp clear. Blood test clear. Spinal MRI ctl clear. No symptom of ms. What r the chances of be MS something else?

Brain MRI white matter 4 black holes. Lp clear. Blood test clear. Spinal MRI ctl clear. No symptom of ms. What r the chances of be MS something else?

Symptoms?: You cannot anything on the information given black holes may have been there for years as far as we know multiple sclerosis is basically a clinical diagnosis in the absence of symptoms a repeat MRI is suggested in 6 months or so! ...Read more

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I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile. Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't I sit up in a chair?

I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile. Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't I sit up in a chair?

Complex: The above describes a high burden of disease, and the loss of strength with increasing weakness and spasticity may represent a spinal cord relapse. But, consider a urinary tract infection or metabolic imbalance as a triggering event. This needs to be addressed asap, and fully sorted out. Is your current medication effective enough? Do you need steroids or acth? See your neurologist soon. ...Read more