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What does it mean Multiple Sclerosis in you but not active?

What does it mean Multiple Sclerosis in you but not active?

Exactly what it is: That means you do have the disease condition which is currently very quiet but may become active again sometime in the future as can often be expected in MS. ...Read more

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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I was diagnosed with a pseudoarticulation between L5 facet and sacrum with sclerosis. What does that mean?

I was diagnosed with a pseudoarticulation between L5 facet and sacrum with sclerosis. What does that mean?

See Below: The L5-S1 facet joint is an articulation between the L5 vertebral body and the sacrum. You have one on both sides and this is normal. A pseudo-articulation is not a true articulation which may be suggesting a transitional vertebra. This means your L5 vertebra may have a large transverse process touching the sacrum and creating a pseudoarticulation or "sclerosis". Google Bertolotti Syndrome ...Read more

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Just had CT scan and radiologist said I have mild iliac side sclerosis. What does this mean? Is there need for worry?

Just had CT scan and radiologist said I have mild iliac side sclerosis. What does this mean? Is there need for worry?

SIJ disorder: 27 y male's sclerotic sacroiliac joint (SIJ) iliac surface has signs reflective of chronic biomechanical joint injury. Expected symptoms: chronic low back pain & possibly sciatica. Sclerosis follows upon chronic joint subluxation; secondary to chronic SIJ ligament laxity from injury (lifting/severe buttock fall). Extreme sports participation is speculated. See Osteopath & have a diagnostic block. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a guy has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

What does it mean when a guy has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Degenrative DO: Als is a neurologic disease where nerves in the central nervous system degenerate, leading to weakness. This can cause inability to walk or use the hands or arms, facial weakness, difficulty eating and swallowing, and respiratory difficulties, leading to infections like pneumonia. It is not a curable disease. ...Read more

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What does "patchy sclerosis in both scapulae and left upper ribs are in keeping with metastasis" mean?

What does "patchy sclerosis in both scapulae and left upper ribs are in keeping with metastasis" mean?

Talk to your Doctor: Sclerotic bone lesions involving multiple bones in a patient with known malignancy is highly concerning for bone metastasis (spread of tumor to the bones). Additional differential considerations include paget's disease, lymphoma, bone infarcts and hyperparathyroidism. You should discuss your results with your treating physician to formulate a plan on further work up and management decisions. ...Read more

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What does patchy sclerosis in both scapulae and left upper ribs are also keeping metastasis mean in layman's term?

What does patchy sclerosis in both scapulae and left upper ribs are also keeping metastasis mean in layman's term?

Type of bone lesion: Destructive bone lesions on x-ray can appear as voids, where there is missing calcium (lytic lesions) or more dense areas where excessive calcium is deposited in abnormal bone (sclerotic lesions). Cancer is not the only cause of such lesions, but when cancer spreads to bone, and it is visible on x-ray, it is either lytic or sclerotic. The pattern on x-ray can help determine the kind of cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. What if on last MRI the lesions of multiple sclerosis disappear? is that means that I'm healed ?yeah I'm the patient

Dr. What if on last MRI the lesions of multiple sclerosis disappear? is that means that I'm  healed ?yeah I'm the patient

Comments: The MRI lesions in MS do NOT typically "disappear", and if this has happened, you did NOT have MS. Get a neurological consultation, but under the circumstances truly doubt your original diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. What if on last MRI the lesions of multiple sclerosis disappear? is that means that the patient healed Or the mylenation occurs again??

Dr. What if on last MRI the lesions of multiple sclerosis disappear? is that means that the patient healed Or the mylenation occurs again??

Please repost: Are YOU the patient? Because the likelihood of MS in an 18-year-old non-Caucasian male is extremely small. Who is the patient? ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Need doctor's help! what do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Thickening: Thickening and calcium build up on valves causes the sclerosis . Doesn't mean anything in the short term need follow up in yearly echo. ...Read more