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Can multiple sclerosis affect both hands at the same time?

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Dr. Becky Parks
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In brief: Yes

Of course! a lesion in the cervical spinal cord, which is a very common place for ms lesions to develop, can certainly cause symptoms in both hands at the same time.
If this is a new symptoms you should inform your neurologist.

In brief: Yes

Of course! a lesion in the cervical spinal cord, which is a very common place for ms lesions to develop, can certainly cause symptoms in both hands at the same time.
If this is a new symptoms you should inform your neurologist.
Dr. Becky Parks
Dr. Becky Parks
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes,cervical cord

Yes, multiple sclerosis can affect either both upper limbs or lower limbs at the same time.
Since you are having upper limb problems, either numbness/tingling, weakness or a combination of those, the lesion is likely a plaque in the cervical cord. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, medication may be warranted, but your treating neurologist should know of this new event.

In brief: Yes,cervical cord

Yes, multiple sclerosis can affect either both upper limbs or lower limbs at the same time.
Since you are having upper limb problems, either numbness/tingling, weakness or a combination of those, the lesion is likely a plaque in the cervical cord. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, medication may be warranted, but your treating neurologist should know of this new event.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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In brief: Possible

Especially if the disorder has been very progressive and is in a secondary phase.
But other causes can co-exist such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and vitamin B-12 deficiency.

In brief: Possible

Especially if the disorder has been very progressive and is in a secondary phase.
But other causes can co-exist such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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