Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, otherwise called MS, is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Here, the immune system attacks and damages the myelin, the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers. This damage can result in permanent damage to the nerves.

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I have had leg weakness and discomfort for a few months. Are there possibilities that I have multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Query: Hi doctor, Since few months, I have had leg weakness, but they are not actually weak. They just feel like it. And also feels heavy sometimes. I also have slight shakiness in hands and shooting pains in my left knee. The cardiology checkup was normal, CT scan done a month ago was normal except for an...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. since when do you have the symptoms? How long was the duration? Was it of sudden onset or developed slowly over time? 2. How exactly do you feel in your legs? What activities seem difficult with legs - getti...  Read Full »

My MRI reports reveal white plaques. What do they indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten years back, I suffered numbness in my right arm. So I was referred to a neurologist who advised me to do an MRI scan, a few blood tests, and nerve conduction studies. My results were reviewed by my physician and were normal. After that, the numbness disappeared, and I could not get...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and would explain that those white matter lesions on your previous MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) seem related to the diagnosis of RRMS (remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis). But, the isolated white matter les...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in hand and legs?

Query: Hello doctor,My left foot got numb, then my left hand, and now my right leg as well. The doctor did diabetes, cholesterol, and thyroid tests. All the laboratory reports were clear. There were no issues. Vitamin B12 was fine as well. Then, he performed nerve conduction studies, and he told me that ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering your symptoms, I would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) study to investigate possible multiple sclerosis. If the brain MRI results are normal, then you should consider anxiety as the main cause of your complaints. I would also...  Read Full »

Will I inherit multiple sclerosis from my dad?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female, I would like to know if multiple sclerosis is hereditary? My dad has it, and I am very nervous to inherit this disease. I have had two brain MRI's that have been normal, except for an incidental finding of a pineal gland cyst. I continue to worry about inhe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is clear that you are not having MS (Multiple sclerosis) as of date. None of your symptoms are typical of multiple sclerosis. Back and thigh pain is posture related and tremors are anxiety related. Repeated MRI's being normal further rules ...  Read Full »

Is optic neuritis related to multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been sick off and on for over a year. Symptoms will come and go. However, just recently, I developed severe nerve pain and vision loss in one eye. It was that major symptom that made me get admitted to the hospital for four days. The retina specialist who last examined my eye and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am so sorry to known that happened to you. The symptoms that you suffer from and the MRI suggest that you have Optic neuritis. Many times (around 40%), optic neuritis are a forerunner for Multiple sclerosis, but in some cases, it only stays as isolated optic neuritis....  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have artificial valve for urinary incontinence?

Query: Hi doctor, I have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. I am a 37 year old male. My weight is 165 pounds and height is 6 feet. My neurologist is treating my MS with two rounds of Rituximab infusions (low dose chemotherapy) every six months and a twice-daily dose of an Ampyra capsule. I also take...  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease. So with time, incontinence may change in either direction, positively or negatively. The best option is what you have been doing. It is called CIC (clean intermittent catheterization). It is adaptable to all stages of di...  Read Full »

I am suffering from insomnia and have a history of multiple sclerosis. Can my insomnia be treated without medication?

Query: Hi doctor, How does multiple sclerosis affect sleep? They say the last solution for insomnia is sleeping pills or medication, but I was considering other alternatives.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease. It may lead to emotional disturbance and physical fatigue, which causes mental illnesses like anxiety and depression with sleep disturbance. You should follow the below lifestyle to deal with your problem. It will help you. 1. Y...  Read Full »

I have numbness in my face and tongue, severe leg pain, and a throbbing sensation in my eyes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness in my face and tongue, severe leg pain that impairs my walking ability, burning in my right knee upon touch, throbbing in my eyes, pain in my right arm, tingling in fingers and toes, and constant dull headache in the last two weeks. In the past, a lesion was found in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the symptoms you mentioned, I suggest it could be multiple sclerosis (MS). Have you performed an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain? Please send me a copy of the report to confirm the diagnosis. MS is a disease in which the immune system attacks the n...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation in the feet, pain in the hands, and a tingling sensation in the tongue. Are these symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a burning sensation in the feet, pain in the hands, and a tingling sensation in the tongue. Four months back, I did MRI, and the neurologist said I do not have MS. He said my issue could be because of PTSD. Do you think I have fibromyalgia? I am attaching my MRI report. Kindly su...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Burning sensations in the feet, pain in the hands, and tingling sensations in the tongue are symptoms that can not be seen in MS (multiple sclerosis), and your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) brain is normal. In fi...  Read Full »

I suffered from multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis and have been under steroid treatment for the last seven months. Can I still take steroids for my recent bout of optic neuritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient with a history of MS. I have had several bouts of optic neuritis, and I do not take steroids due to their awful side effects. However, I was recently admitted to a hospital for two weeks as I had lost feeling in my legs, accompanied by spasticity and walking issues. I was u...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I would not recommend taking another treatment with Solu-Medrol (Methylprednisolone), considering the short period of time since your last IV (intravenous) therapy. For this reason, I suggest you start with oral st...  Read Full »

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