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Is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?
11 doctors weighed in

6 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis.
However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms.

In brief: Possibly
Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis.
However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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Dr. Adam Hebb
Medications or surgical percutaneous balloon micro compression are good treatment options.
Dr. Adam Hebb
Medications or surgical percutaneous balloon micro compression are good treatment options.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Bilateral tn in a young person should lead to a workup for multiple sclerosis.

In brief: Sometimes
Bilateral tn in a young person should lead to a workup for multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Eric Weisman
There is also a condition known as Melkerson's Syndrome that presents with bilateral Trigeminal neuralgia. (this rare condition is often familial.)
1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES
Trigeminal neuralgia can indeed be a complication of MS lesions within the brain stem afflicting the trigeminal nerve, or its connections.

In brief: YES
Trigeminal neuralgia can indeed be a complication of MS lesions within the brain stem afflicting the trigeminal nerve, or its connections.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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