I had an MRI which found one lesion on my brain stem with fingerlike projections. I had a positive lumbar puncture of 14 oligoclonal bands. MS?

Speak to your doctor. There is a set of diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of MS, which also includes clinical symptoms. Please speak to your doctor/neurologist with respect to a diagnosis of the disease, and potential other tests and/or therapies.

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Lumbar puncture results: Multiple IgG oligoclonal bands detected in CSF and serum, most bands unique to CSF. IgG value 9.43, range 6 - 15 Is this MS?

Consistent. But diagnosis of MS should be based on history, physical exam, results of MRI films, and spinal fluid is useful in ambiguous cases. However, elevation of oligoclonal bands can be seen in several disorders and NOT definitive on its own. Have your doctor now put the whole picture in place. Most likely MS, but other possibilities exist. Read more...

What I have if all exams for ms, including 2 lumbar puncture, are normal. Except the MRI shows multiple lesions in my sp. Cord and one in brain?

White blobs not all . Ms. Other conditions can cause white areas on MRI including autoimmune disorders (one of the worst being devic's disease) viral & post-viral problems can cause same imaging picture. Some disorders, such as coagulation problems, may not be associated with abnormal spinal fluid yet cause brain & spinal cord problems. Other possibly useful tests could include mr spectroscopy & other immunity studies. Read more...
Probable MS. It is likely that the burden of disease is mostly in the cord, but this description alone may well fit most of the mcdonald criteria. Best way to confirm is to get updated mri's with gadolinium. If any area lights up or a new lesion occurs, you have ms, and need treatment. Would urge you see an ms expert at a nearby medical school. Read more...

I've had brain and sine MRI to rule out ms. Both clear but dr wants to do nerve tests. And lumbar puncture fed up now so are tests necessary?

Depends. This is a complex question. Why are you being evaluated, what symptoms do you have and are they progressive. If there are progressive neurological symptoms, a diagnosis is a good idea. Read more...
Advice. When you become frustrated, best to get additional opinion before proceeding further. Read more...

Lhermitte's sign & oligoclonal bands found in csf. Had no other MS symptoms and mris (cervical & brain), bloods & evokes all normal. Will I get ms?

CIS. Lhermitte's sign is consistent with spinal cord lesion, and bands are about 95% predictive of onset of clinically definite ms in future, but if no lesions seen on either mri, it is not fully clear that your future deflinitely involves ms. If no symptoms, recommend supplementing vitamin d-3, approx 5000 units twice daily (level 50-60 ng/ml), and repeating mri's in 6 months, and if spots, start med. Read more...