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I have been having some MS like symptoms. Mri shows brain stem lesions n fluid on optic nerve sheaths. Could this be ms?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

But typically one sees plaques periventricular, not brainstem. Fluid in optic nerve sheath is not typical.
You need to have long conversation with neurologist.

In brief: Possible

But typically one sees plaques periventricular, not brainstem. Fluid in optic nerve sheath is not typical.
You need to have long conversation with neurologist.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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In brief: Possible

However, several other conditions could cause your findings, and need to consider such problems as vasculitis, arteritis, lupus, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, HIV, syphilis.
In end, this may indeed be MS, and you need treatment for whatever is causing your problems.

In brief: Possible

However, several other conditions could cause your findings, and need to consider such problems as vasculitis, arteritis, lupus, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, HIV, syphilis.
In end, this may indeed be MS, and you need treatment for whatever is causing your problems.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

I suggest you follow up with your doctor for further testing and referral to a neurologist.

In brief: Yes

I suggest you follow up with your doctor for further testing and referral to a neurologist.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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