What are signs of multiple sclerosis?

Many. Ms can present with a host of physical findings including optic neuritis, unilateral weakness and numbness, a band-like sensation around your chest or abdomen, hearing loss, gait ataxia, slurred speech, urinary incontinence, bilateral upper extremity/lower extremity weakness. Typically the initial presentation in the young may be a single symptom (optic neuritis), however hemiparesis is seen.
Classical onset. Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic.

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What are the first signs of multiple sclerosis?

Classical onset. Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. Read more...
Multiple sclerosis . The first manifestation of multiple sclerosis varies from patient to patient. The most common first manifestations are: optic neuritis, unilateral weakness or numbness diplopia, incoordination and partial transverse myelitis with numbness or weakness from waist down. Facial pain or trigeminal neuralgia may be another presentation. Read more...

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...

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...
MS. Symptoms vary, because the location and severity of each attack can be different. Episodes can last for days, weeks, or months. These episodes alternate with periods of reduced or no symptoms (remissions). Fever, hot baths, sun exposure, and stress can trigger or worsen attacks. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001747/. Read more...
Classical onset. Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. Read more...

Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Nonspecific. Jerky arm movements could be a sign of cerebellar ataxia, but could also represent a variety of tremors, chorea, myoclonus, and even focal seizure activity. Sure, some pts might have ms, but others might have essential tremor, parkinson's, huntington's, brain tumors or bleeds, etc. An expert neurologist can sort all of this out and pinpoint the diagnosis. Read more...

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...

How to know if you have multiple sclerosis? What are the signs?

Fairly simple if . Your presentation is relapsing remitting, with mri's showing lesions scattered in time and space, and spinal fluid showing elevation in oligoclonal bands. Signs and symptoms may be, however, secondary to other illnesses, and you need an experienced neurologist to sort out, but most are well trained in making the diagnosis. Read more...

In what percentage of people does lhermitte's sign indicate multiple sclerosis?

Not pathonemonic. Lhermitte's sign is common in ms, but is also associated with multiple other diseases or medical conditions including vitamin B12 deficiency. You should see a board certified neurologist or your primary care doctor for further evaluation. Read more...
May be nonspecific. Lhermittes is a sign of a problem over the posterior columns of the cervical spinal cord, and is nonspecific, as can be due to ms, but also, cervical stenosis, cord compression for other reasons, pernicious anemia, etc. Read more...

Could you tell me what are signs or things to look out for for multiple sclerosis?

Very complex. Briefly, make certain medication is a newer more potent prep, supplement vitamin d-3, do not smoke, follow low fat, low salt diet, do aerobic exercise, be aware that heat can transiently worsen, be aware that relapses require immediate treatment, try to manage stressful situations. Symptoms, such as pain and fatigue can readily be treated. Read more...

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...
Yes. But it is not recommended since you are exposed to unnecessary radiation with an MRI of the brain and spine as well as a spinal tap. Nothing in medicine is without risk. Read more...
Sure. We call this radiologically isolated syndrome, when an MRI shows characteristic lesions, but the patient has yet to become symptomatic. But this is a fortuitous finding, not from screening, and currently, seems not an cost effective way to predict ms. Read more...