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For what length of time can you actually have symptoms of multiple sclerosis before you are diagnosed?
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In brief: Could be years
Have seen many patients who have clearcut MS, who had delayed diagnoses up to 5-10 yrs after onset of first problems.
Many reasons for this, including lack of insurance, denial of disease, fears of physicians, moving from place to place and not completing evaluations, being diagnosed as having psychiatric problems, etc.

In brief: Could be years
Have seen many patients who have clearcut MS, who had delayed diagnoses up to 5-10 yrs after onset of first problems.
Many reasons for this, including lack of insurance, denial of disease, fears of physicians, moving from place to place and not completing evaluations, being diagnosed as having psychiatric problems, etc.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable
No definite rule.
It all depends on what area of central nervous system is involved. Some areas can be silent clinically

In brief: Variable
No definite rule.
It all depends on what area of central nervous system is involved. Some areas can be silent clinically
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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In brief: This varies.
It varies. It depends on so many things.

In brief: This varies.
It varies. It depends on so many things.
Dr. William Shaffer
Dr. William Shaffer
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