Are ms symptoms bilateral

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Avatar f tn Are lesions in ms always bilateral? I had discussion with someone yesterday who said they are.
Avatar f tn My symptoms are fairly bilateral. Maybe not exactly, but on the whole I seem to develop the same symptoms on both sides at the same time. I sometimes wonder if that's because the lesions in my spine are all in the "central substance" or "central cord" so maybe they're somewhat symmetrical. Pure speculation on my part.
Avatar f tn Bilateral symptoms are more common in transverse myelitis than in MS. Have you had spinal cord MRIs yet? (Cervical and thoracic.) The character of the lesions is usually a little different. With TM you have a single large lesion that spans more than two vertabrae, and plenty of inflammation. Thoracic is more common than cervical.
Avatar f tn I know you said typical. It's just said so often by many people. I hate for anyone to think, maybe it's not MS because the sx's are bilateral. I meant no harm by my comment!
Avatar f tn Hi! Not trying to scare youbut have they ruled out MS?
387113 tn?1313512083 I was looked at closely for MS but all studies are neg. My symptoms are primarily right sided but a little on the left too. Symptoms come on x 2 mo or so then go away.
567489 tn?1297250714 I just spoke with my GP in order to prepare for the neuro appt I have coming up on Monday - wanted to get my lab results to bring with me. He read the MRI results online and said - 'bilaterally? I cannot believe it'.. My GP doesn't want to believe that this is MS -- but nonetheless he told me that the MRI showed bilateral demyelination, and he wondered why I don't have symptoms bilaterally - I said "I DO!" it's just must worse on my left arm than on my right!
387113 tn?1313512083 m a limbolander OF COURSE and was just wondering... Does MS typically present unilaterally or bilaterally? My symptoms are much stronger on the right side and very mild or absent on the left. SO.... Hmmmm....
Avatar f tn you speak of your problems as bilateral, which is not normal (possible but not normal) for MS. MS can be hereditary but for example, from parent to child is around 1% last I heard. There are other diseases that mimic MS, many of which can be ruled out by blood tests and you did not mention any blood test results. MS for each of us is different. If you put 100 MS patients in a room, you would have 100 different symptoms and problems.
Avatar f tn AIC will just indicate diabetic possibility but there are so many diseases that mimic MS. An LP can indicate MS but not always. Mine was totally negative for bands. Lurk all you want, we love company and I hope you get some answers soon!
Avatar f tn The title of your question however, is related to distinguishing symptoms of MS and Fibro, but, those symptoms you have mentioned are related moreso to MSers. BE certain to get in with a PRO immunologist, because of what you went through, and what you are experiencing. Unlike fibro, to have MS you have to have visible damage within the CNS. I truly hope you find something to help with the nerve pain.
378497 tn?1232143585 Hi, You are correct, lung cancer may present with the symptoms in the bone before the symptoms in the lung become troublesome. The absence of a mass lesion in the chest raises doubts however - the minimal pleural effusion may be worth exploring, but doesn't seem compelling as evidence of malignancy in the lung. The other cancer with a propensity for presenting with bone metastasis symptoms before the primary site symptoms is renal cell cancer - that may be another avenue to explore.
Avatar f tn I have these symptoms and a diagnosis of RRMS. Bilateral trigeminal neuralgia is almost exclusive to MS. I have it as well to match my brainstem lesions. As noted on one of my recent posts, dysautonomia can occur in MS with brainstem lesions so it may be tough to parse out the different symptoms to different diagnoses. The bilateral trigeminal neuralgia points to MS. The rest of the symptoms I can't be so definite about. But I have done much research on the trigeminal neuralgia.
Avatar n tn Hi there, that neuro is full of it with respect to bilateral brain lesions not found in MS. They can be unilateral or bilateral. With respect to leg issues and spinal lesions, I am not the best person to answer that. I have leg issues with no cervical spine lesions and my previous neuro did not think it necessary to do a thoracic spine MRI. I know spinal cord lesions are much harder to detect than brain lesions and just because you don't see them doesn't mean they don't exist.
Avatar m tn s up) for MS to be likely, especially when there are so many other more common non-neurological conditions/issues that it could be. MS has many mimics and when you google symptoms, MS will usually come up somewhere because the sx's are so varied. More often than not, sx's are medically explained by the more common and if as you say, you "can see a reason for each of these" because of prior diagnosis's and medication etc.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome, It might not help very much to read first symptoms (sx's), because individual MS sx's vary so much, that each person with MS is said to be unique.
2160506 tn?1336935487 also i think that these are first signs of MS but doctors cant diagnose it possible?I will be grateful if u answer my questions.