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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What is the likelihood of MS with abnormal white matter in MRI brain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 58 years old. I have some very minor tingle in my right second toe. I am very healthy with no medicines and no other symptoms. It started with unilateral tinnitus. MRI of the spine showed moderate to severe stenosis spine. I do exercise, and running, and my neurologist says this...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your MRI findings (head and spine) fulfill the radiological criteria of MS (multiple sclerosis). There are many old lesions in the head and spine and there is a new lesion in the left parietal lobe, which explains the...  Read Full »

I have visual disturbance and tingling. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I caught Lyme disease two months ago. I had a 7 hour long vomiting session with it. Since then, I have had tingling in my arms, legs, hands and feet. A month ago, I started having kaleidoscope vision, followed by a medium headache. This is now happening three or more times a week and las...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms well. Very high likely that your Chiari malformation with syrinx is giving you the trouble again. This time with hydrocephalus as well. Your symptoms are quite significant and points at syrinx progression with hydrocephalus. Clinically, I do not...  Read Full »

Why is my husband getting peculiar symptoms every six months?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband had an issue since he was 18 years old. Doctors have brushed him off time and after time. But, I know that his symptoms are very real. He feels hopeless that he will never find an answer. For every four to six months he gets a flare up as we call it. The symptoms are itching (b...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to know that no proper answers were extended by doctors for his condition. You are right in saying that this is unlikely an allergy problem as no allergy condition reappears after every six months. Also, there is no information about the duration of the problem...  Read Full »

What are my neurological symptoms pointing at?

Query: Gender: Male Age: 21 Height: 5 ft 5 inches Weight: 112lbs Symptoms in chronological order: 1. Extreme fatigue for days. 2. Unbearable pressure in the head, including behind the eyes(along with pain) and in the ears(my head felt like it was going to explode). 3.Neck stiffness(complete inabilit...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello! Welcome to icliniq! I read carefully your question and reviewed your test reports and would explain that your blood lab tests are unremarkable, besides for low white blood count, which seems to be related to a viral infection in February. Regarding your complaints, I would exclude ...  Read Full »

Where are my symptoms leading to?

Query: Hi doctor, My symptoms over the last four months are as follows. I sat down on my mother's bed and could not get up. I had severe pain in lower back on left side shooting down my leg. They felt like electric shocks and it lasted for a little over a week. During that time I had a lot of memory issue...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These all symptoms could be unrelated but can be related too. In my opinion, you should be evaluated for multiple sclerosis. A person with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or multiple sclerosis (MS) can have almost any neurological symptom or sign. Autonomic, visua...  Read Full »

What is the correlation between scattered white matter lesion and multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, The radiologist stated scattered white matter lesions but does not tell the location, or size. They state as unsure etiology or clinical significance. The ordering physician suspects MS due to symptoms like disorientation, incontinence, and body pain. If the radiologist suspected MS ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The few scattered white matter lesions could mean that there are areas in the white matter of brain which are seen as small pinhead size on T2 and flair sequence. This is commonly from small vessel ischemic changes and is seen usually in older age and slightly uncommon ...  Read Full »

Are occasional numbness of foot and neuralgia signs of anxiety or multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing numbness in my left foot. It comes and goes sometimes throughout the day and sometimes it is completely normal. This has been happening for the past year. At night, when I lay down the back of both my calves feel like they are rhythmically pulsing only when l...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not typical of MS (multiple sclerosis). The numbness in your leg may be related to a pinched nerve. The pulsating feeling in your legs may be psychological or related to venous insufficiency. Regarding the pain in your face, it is not typical of tr...  Read Full »

I experience arm, legs, joint and back pain with tremors. How to proceed further?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I was treated with intravenous Cortisone injection therapy for a week for having acute demyelinating symptoms for almost two months that appeared together with a new lesion at the cerebellum area of my brain. There had been three other there, supposedly migrai...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to chronic lesions of multiple sclerosis MS (sometimes there is no total improvement after steroid therapy). Anyway, I would recommend starting Gabapentin for chronic pain or switch...  Read Full »

Will inhaling paint spray fumes cause multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I never traveled to a foreign country. I have been unprotected from paint chemicals for over a year. I use a mask that was not NIOSH approved. The spray that I have been using is 341g. A test shows that 36 pounds of chemicals have been in...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Faiz Akram

Pharmacologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which an abnormal response of body’s immune system is directed against the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). The immune system of the body mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath the protectiv...  Read Full »

What causes a left side spasm with muscle pull and vision disturbance in a 15-year-old girl?

Query: Hi doctor, I am the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was adopted. She has no family history and no medical history. She started experiencing back pain in her lower central back. The pain felt like sharp jabs at sometimes and dull at others. This pain progressed to the hips and shooting pains down ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data that you have posted. I can understand your concern being a mother of 15-year-old and facing all this. I will try to help in my way. The first thing is complete detailed neurological examination is very important in this case. Due to ...  Read Full »

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