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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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