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What are signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

What are signs and 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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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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What are the early signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Definite signs.

What are the early signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Definite signs.

See webpage: Not enough space to answer here. Check this out: http://www.Healthline.Com/health-slideshow/multiple-sclerosis#1 also check wikipedia. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis be screened for prior to any signs or symptoms?

Can multiple sclerosis be screened for prior to any signs or symptoms?

Not easily: There are small studies looking at the risk of developing early stage MS (clinically isolated syndrome) after getting an MRI (for non-ms reasons) which has changes very suspicious for MS lesions. The risk is low but not zero, with a minority of cases going on to have a neurological event which would put them into a clinically isolated symdrome category. Screening MRI are not currently advised. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis that a sufferer might experience?

What are some symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis that a sufferer might experience?

Many possible: Changes in vision out of one eye, double vision, whole segments of the body with sensory changes not mapping to a single nerve root, weakness in a limb, imbalance, fatigue or symptoms worsened by heat/exertion, new bowel or bladder dysfunction. Symptoms must last a minimum of 24 hours, more typically escalating over several days, peaking, then improving. Neuro exam should be consistent. ...Read more

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What can I do to minimize symptoms of multiple sclerosis, joined with taking medication ?

What can I do to minimize symptoms of multiple sclerosis, joined with taking medication ?

Complex but doable: First, make certain that your basic dmt is potent and appropriate (like tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya), and you need advice from an experienced ms specialist. Multiple meds to alleviate symptoms are available, for fatigue, urinary frequency, cognitive issues, walking problems, spasticity. Also, take supplemental vitamin d-3, 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

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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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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What do you consider primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

What do you consider primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Classical: Loss of vision unilaterally, loss of balance and coordination, weakness of both legs, or focal arm/leg weakness, electrical shock sensation from neck downwards, unexplained fatigue or cognitive loss, problems with bladder control. All of this varies greatly from patient to patient as NO MS pt is similar to another. ...Read more

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How heavy or light can the symptoms of multiple sclerosis be?

Varies: Benign ms may afflict 5% and likely does not result in long-term issues. Marburg ms in kids can be rapid and deadly. Symptoms may exacerbate, and these need to be treated asap to prevent disability. Success in ms is improved with close patient-doctor contact. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Could be protean: Not uncommonly, initial loss of vision in one eye, but could present with loss of coordination, imbalance, leg weakness, numbness, tingling, unusual fatigue, and even memory and organizational skill loss. In essence, can affect any area of brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Which others conditions can mimic the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?

Which others conditions can mimic the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?

MS mimickers: Stroke, vasculitis, systemic lupus, antiphospholpid antibody syndrome, neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, myelopathy, metastatic or multifocal neoplastic disease, complicated migraine, ADEM to name a few. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of multiple sclerosis and what test should be done?

What are some early symptoms of multiple sclerosis and what test should be done?

Can be protean: May encounter loss of vision, numbness, weakness, imbalance or incoordiation, and less commonly early fatigue or cognitive issues. A clue might involve heat bringing out neurological symptoms. If questions arise of MS, an MRI of brain might be first step. Blood studies to rule out other entities can be considered, but a spinal tap may be also confirmatory or MS. Doctor diagnoses based on all. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you actually have symptoms of multiple sclerosis before you are diagnosed?

For what length of time can you actually have symptoms of multiple sclerosis before you are diagnosed?

Could be years: Have seen many patients who have clearcut MS, who had delayed diagnoses up to 5-10 yrs after onset of first problems. Many reasons for this, including lack of insurance, denial of disease, fears of physicians, moving from place to place and not completing evaluations, being diagnosed as having psychiatric problems, etc. ...Read more

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What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?

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What are the most determining symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? What symptoms have to be present for doctors to diagnose MS?

MS?: Other symptoms exist. Refer to diagram, and please consult your pcp for referral to Neurologist if warranted following exam. ...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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Have symptoms of multiple sclerosis, had a tumor on tip of spinal and brain, tumor dissappeared with medication 3 months later, i still have same sym?

Have symptoms of multiple sclerosis, had a tumor on tip of spinal and brain, tumor dissappeared with medication  3 months later, i still have same sym?

Depends: That is a good question, but you did not give enough info to give a good answer. MS symptoms can be extremely varied and the exact location of this tumor would give very specific symptoms. Knowing these things would be very important to answer. Because of the complexity of this issue, it would be better to have a virtual consult with one of our neurrologists. ...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?

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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I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

Easy: The test for diabetes is simple - it is just a blood test. It is important not to attribute everything you experience to ms. However, it is possible your doctor has already done some additional testing and has ruled-out diabetes. Many patients are not aware of all the tests that are run when they go to the lab and have blood drawn. Just ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

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