Ms symptoms no lesions

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439664 tn?1204660958 I went to neuro today he said LP and ms panel was normal. He also said no meds because I haven't had any symptoms that have lasted liked numbed leg or vision loss for more than 1-3 days. Wants to wait until something shows up like these. He is going to do a evoked potential and then see him in 3 month for mri. Call him if something major comes up. I thought they put you on meds so you don't progress to something major or lasting.
Avatar f tn I still have a question..... Can you be diagnosed with MS with lesions, but no real major symptoms, a normal LP, VEP and Bloodwork? I didn't present with clinical symptoms, but instead had numerous lesions on my first MRI, and then showed more lesions on my 2nd MRI at the 6 month mark. It was all by accident that this was discovered. My only symptoms so far have been dizziness of and on for the last year and the Nuero noticed a slight left hand tremor on exam.
549269 tn?1236130637 The answer is no, you do not have to have lesions( plauques) on MRI to have MS. Sometimes the lesions are not visible on MRI at first. And a lot has to do with how strong the MRI machine is. I do not have a definite dx of MS, but I had 10 lesions show up on brain MRI. My dx is ADEM, one of the MS mimics for now! I would suggest reading the health pages on the top of this site. There is a lot of information on this and many more subjects about diagnosing MS.
Avatar f tn Is it possible for early MS to show no evidence on MRIs? At my appointment today he told me NO WAY it's MS because the brain MRI is free of lesions. I asked if he could run more tests to definitely rule out MS & he said no way because there's absolutely no way I have MS. He then explained that if I did, it would have shown up on the MRI. I believe him. But the more and more I do research online, the more I realize that further investigation is needed to confirm or rule out MS.
Avatar f tn I was told by a Doctor the trick with MS is lesions do not always correspond with symptoms. In MS a lot of damage is gray matter damage which does not show up on an MRI. I was told the rule of thumb for Neurologists is the symptoms lie equal or below the damage. So if you only had leg symptoms they would do an MRI of the spine. With left arm it would be cervical or brain. With it being left sided it could be on the right side of the brain or where signals cross the brain.
956292 tn?1334054869 Hello, Kov - Thanks for your reply. I have not had any tests except for MRI, EMG and EEG. I am keepng track of my sensory symptoms as I have been and am looking forward to my next appt. I am considering a second opinion s most of the forum has been advising. I have been told to take ibuprophin for pain. We will see. I understsnd that giving out dx. of MS or any other disease is dangerous without being sure it's the process of waiting that sometimes seems worse at times...
Avatar f tn Because you describe it as 'numbness and tingling everywhere', that seems more like peripheral neuropathy than MS. MS can't really present all-over simultaneous symptoms as the lesions that cause our symptoms are located in specific spots of the brain or spinal cord. Your EMG results should give a better indication if peripheral neuropathy is likely. Your report may have actually stated that demyelination should be included in the *differential diagnosis*.
1253197 tn?1331209110 That was very helpful and informative as I had never understood the difference between dymyelination and inflammation and did not realise that the former could cause lesions without any symptoms. So this means that we can be really oblivious to what is happening inside us...which is not such good news really. Anyhow thanks Alex and also I just wondered how often it is considered safe to take steroids in a year. I know that this will depend on the number of relapses someone has..
Avatar f tn t had a similar situation, but I can say that yes, there is a certain pattern with MRIs that indicate ms. MS is the only condition that has lesions that come and go. Lesions generally appear over time in different areas and can grow in their same place, and also recede and even disappear. They normally start out in certain areas and follow a pattern over time as,the disease progresses. Her comments as you state them, concerning your MRIs don't sound right.
Avatar m tn It will take a neurologist to diagnose MS. No test rules it in or out. Neurologists Specialize so I would get a MS Specialist to begin with. It can take awhile because they are busy. Most good neurologists take awhile to get an appointment. The one I have too 8 months and I was already diagnosed. Your PCP can do a neurological exam that is reflexes, following the finger and such. My PCP did one and found it to be very abnormal pointing to MS. She sent me to a neurologist.
1036535 tn?1278502599 I had an MRI in 2008-C5-C6 herniation, and possible old hemorrhage in pons. No hx injury. I had numbness in my face and dizziness. Doctors can't agree on if this would cause symptoms. Another MRI after shows 2 non-enhancing lesions. Abnormal EMG in R arm. Doc wants to do surgery on neck right away. I refuse after 2nd doc says don't!
994257 tn?1266242692 As for the lesions, I have no idea. They could be caused by MS, but besides drug use I am not sure what would mimic it. Have you had any problems with vision when you were not having a headache? How do you respond to being in the heat? The sweats suck, you wake up in the morning feeling like you took a freaking shower. Alot of what you described sounds like ms but dont go freaking out thinking you have it just because a few of us typed it sounded like ms....
1142731 tn?1335092049 (not in any order) electric shocks, feeling of water running down my leg, leg, arm, shoulder, wrist and torso jerks, no spinceter tone in vagina and anus, bladder weakness, leg weakness, fatigue, arm weakness and pain, calf pain, pins and needles on 1/2 side of my face, pins and needles from middle of my back running down too my bottom like a water fall. Lost eye sight twice for about 40 seconds each time. Had two days of vertigo, requiring medical attention.
Avatar f tn Can you have all the symptoms of MS but not have it because you have no visible lesions on MRI? Can injuries play a part in developing MS?
Avatar f tn Have you had an MRI of your spine? Often MS manifests in the spine rather than the brain.
Avatar f tn Can you have leg symptoms ( burning tingling numbness ) with only brain lesions and NO spine lesions
147426 tn?1317265632 Some neurologists actually presume to tell us that the MRI picture is 1000% of the truth about our disease. If we have No Lesions the we have NO MS. If there are No New Lesions, then our disease is not active or is not progressing. The T2 Hyperintensities, as we understand them, do represent those areas of demyelination on the neurons (nerve fibers). The appearance of enhancing lesions on the T2 images does correlate with appearance of new symptoms and new relapses.
Avatar f tn First you have to make the distinction between the lesions of MS and the lesions seen on an MRI machine. MS can only occur when the nerves of the central nervous system are damaged, so there are always lesions (areas of damage) in MS. MRI lesions are just those lesions big enough to show up on a particular MRI machine. The scientific answer is that "Yes" MS can occur with a normal MRI.
2034625 tn?1392643292 Hi all... I had a good long chat with the local ms neuro yesterday. She said that they need 9 lesions to make a diagnosis. Isn't this true only in the case of no clinical attack and on the 2005 McDonald criteria? Reading the 2010 revised criteria it would seem that I don't need the LP to confirm what's already visible on other exam findings and that many less lesions are required to dx CDMS. In fact, the more I look into this the more interesting I find the whole thing.