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Q. I am under treatment for multiple sclerosis. Should I avoid masturbation?

Answered by
Dr. Alexander Davis, Md
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 01, 2020 and last reviewed on: Nov 07, 2020

Hi doctor,

I got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I had my first attack one month ago. I felt weakness in my left arm, hand, fingers, left leg, foot, and toes. Also, I cannot control my finger movements. It kept getting worse every day until I could not move my ankles and my toes. I had a cortisone course of eight days. It got finished a week ago. And now, I am having immunoglobulin therapy. I am getting better every day, and now I can move my ankle and toes. My question is, will masturbation affect me at all? I am currently taking three medications Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol, Neurobion as Vitamin B1, B6, and B12. I took a lot of blood tests, MRI scans, and CT scans.



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I am sorry to learn about your condition, and I am glad you are getting good treatment. I wish you all the strength you need to lead an everyday life despite your MS (multiple sclerosis). As to your question: Masturbation does not affect your MS whatsoever. Of course, compulsive masturbation, especially combined with prone, can cause hyper-arousal states that can be a problem in a marriage. But at the age of 16, moderate masturbation is not a problem. Also, not when we consider your MS. So feel free to release your tension sometimes.

Please stay strong.

The Probable causes:

The patient has MS and is worried that masturbation could have an impact on his MS.

Probable diagnosis:

1. Anxiety due to MS.
2. MS.

Treatment plan:

Moderate masturbation is fine, also with MS.

Preventive measures:

No prone masturbation.

Regarding follow up:

Any time you want. I am here for you.

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