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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 pain in many regions. Is it due to 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 »

Can I 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 »

Why do I experience brain fog only during the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have been having several issues lately that have really been bothering me. The first one started back in September. I started leaking urine. This issue is still going on and has not stopped. I went and saw a doctor, and they gave me some antibiotics and thought i...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is a more accurate test compared to the CT scan and does not impose the risk of radiation. I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels a...  Read Full »

Can lesionectomy surgery cure the small lesions on my frontal lobes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two small lesions on my frontal lobes. I read lesionectomy surgery is possible using a laser to burn the lesions. What are your thoughts?  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know details about your symptoms and also would like to see images showing those lesions and their radiological report. Is the diagnosis about those lesions confirmed on neuroimaging or still doubtful about the etiology of those lesions? Burning brain...  Read Full »

What causes muscle twitches and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. My weight is 70 kg. I have had muscle twitches all around my body and heart palpitations for around six months. Recently I have had a general weakness in both of the triceps that sometimes migrates into my forearms. I have also experienced anxiety and depress...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your symptoms: 1. Since when you started to have these twitchings? Are these since six months only? 2. In which body parts you get these twitches? 3. Are these twitching increasing with time, or is it the same or dec...  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 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)'s that have been normal, except for an incidental finding of a pineal gland cyst. I ...  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 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)'s...  Read Full »

My colleague's daughter is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I wanted to ask you about my colleague's daughter who is only 37 years old and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It is been tough on her, especially dealing with spasticity. She is in a lot of pain and has trouble holding onto things, even doing simple tasks. I am not very familiar ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I am so sorry for your colleague' daughter. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated disease. It means that the reason for the disease is an auto-reaction and self-harming of the body's immune system against the brain and the spin...  Read Full »

Would you please check the results of my neck sonogram and interpret the results?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weigh 165 pounds. I am a MS patient and I take Aubagio 7 mg. My MS is under control with no problem and it is stable. I was feeling very tired, had pain on the neck before four months. I went to the doctor and she sent me to do a neck ultrasound a...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Lymphadenopathy is benign and self-limited in most patients. It refers to lymph nodes that are greater in size than 1 cm or abnormal inconsistency. A detailed and relevant medical history and physical examina...  Read Full »

I am getting recurrent infections after bladder wall removal. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an operation three years ago, and a part of my bladder wall was removed. I had surgery around three years ago, where a urologist removed a part of my bladder wall. It has never been repaired, and I need it to be repaired. I have had ongoing sepsis and infection with routine antibio...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Thanks for consulting with Icliniq Overviewing your case, it seems to me that you got neurogenic bladder secondary to MS (multiple sclerosis). The neurogenic bladder will have high pressure and will lead to bilateral reflux over time, which will lead to urinary in...  Read Full »

I have MS and have taken MRI. What can be the reason for hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently have multiple sclerosis (MS) and receive Tysabri as a treatment. During my recent MRI, several things showed up, which have been dismissed out of hand by my MS Provider. 1. In comparison to previous scans, there is a new focus of increased signal change in the right tempora...  Read Full »

Dr. Ardit Tela

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your question carefully, and I will try to answer in detail. I understand your concern. I would like to have additional information please, 1. Since when you have the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and for how long are you on Tysabri (Natalizumab)? 2...  Read Full »

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