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When a man has optic neuritis, what does it mean?

When a man has optic neuritis, what does it mean?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the nerve that delivers the information of sight. When the optic nerve is inflamed, it may be painful to move the eye and the vision is poor. The vision cannot be corrected with lenses. Most often this condition occurs without a cause. Sometimes this is a symptom of MS. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis describes any condition where there is inflammation of a nerve or nerves, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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What does it mean to have permanent optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: There are two suggestions from your expression "permanent". You may have changes in your optic nerve that are not reversible or you may have multiple sclerosis. It would be best to get the answer from the doctor who used the terminology. ...Read more

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I have an optic neuritis but a normal MRI scan. What does that mean?

I have an optic neuritis but a normal MRI scan. What does that mean?

Depends. : Assuming that the study was done with contrast and included the orbits, the absence of a certain type of lesion indicates that the neuritis is less likely to be due to multiple sclerosis. It is possible that the other findings of ms have not developed yet also. Overall, it is better to have a normal MRI scan than an abnormal one. ...Read more

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I have vestibular neuritis, I read it can be caused by shingles, herpes, does it mean I have herpes inside my body? If so how can I treat it?

Vestibular neuritis: Vestibular neuritis is usually caused by a viral infection. There are many viral infections that can cause these symptoms. One of the virus families that cause the neuritis is of the herpes family. Once you are infected with a Herpes virus in remains in your body for life and gets reactivated sometimes. There is no treatment to eradicate the virus. Treatment with an antiviral agent may help. ...Read more

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What does multicystic pineal lesion seen on MRI scan with contrast mean i also have been diagnosed with optic neuritis?

What does multicystic pineal lesion seen on MRI scan with contrast mean i also have been diagnosed  with optic neuritis?

The report: Should have given a differential diagnosis for the pineal lesion. If it didn't consider having it looked at by a neuroradiologist. ...Read more

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My CSF shows less than 25 U/L lactate dehydrogenase and 100% lymphocytes. What could this mean? I have had recent mastoiditis and optic neuritis.

My CSF shows less than 25 U/L lactate dehydrogenase and 100% lymphocytes.  What could this mean?  I have had recent mastoiditis    and optic neuritis.

Meningitis: Are you in the Hospital? Most likely this is Viral Meningitis. But until all the culture report comes back one cannot confirm. You must be treated with IV antibiotics and must be under care of Infectious disease specialist and Neurologist. ...Read more

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What is cranial neuritis?

What is cranial neuritis?

Inflammation: Neuritis is a word used by physicians to explain pain and inflammation of a nerve. Cranial neuritis usually applies to a nerve exiting the skull which is specifically inflamed or painful. ...Read more

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What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more

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What is mono neuritis?

Inflammation: Mono neuritis is an inflammation of the peripheral nerve. It can result from trauma, surgery or mechanical abnormality. The more common types are foot neuritis (morton's neuroma) and lower back neuritis (lumbar disc syndrome). See a neurologist or appropriate specialist in the area of the problem to help get treatment. ...Read more

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Can working in a steelmill cause optical neuritis be?

Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothing to do with the eye issue, and other causes should be considered. Have a thorough evaluation with first an ophthalmologist and later a neurologist. If an MRI of brain shows additional lesions, this may be early ms. ...Read more