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Multiple sclerosis. . . Can it be mis-diagnosed because the symptoms are so vague?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Is better to see a neurologist.
Needs multiple visits, tests, reexamination, and time to make a proper diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

Is better to see a neurologist.
Needs multiple visits, tests, reexamination, and time to make a proper diagnosis.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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2 doctors agree

In brief: You bet, see often

Tough diagnosis for many docs, even neurologists.
So, need to assure you do not have arteritis or vasculitis, lupus, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, Lyme disease, maybe HIV or syphilis, vitamin B-12 deficiency, CADASIL, and perhaps a few rare disorders in addition. MS should be a POSITIVE confirmed diagnosis, not a diagnosis of EXCLUSION.

In brief: You bet, see often

Tough diagnosis for many docs, even neurologists.
So, need to assure you do not have arteritis or vasculitis, lupus, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, Lyme disease, maybe HIV or syphilis, vitamin B-12 deficiency, CADASIL, and perhaps a few rare disorders in addition. MS should be a POSITIVE confirmed diagnosis, not a diagnosis of EXCLUSION.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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