... We have suspected I have an AI disease. However the nuero wants to do an MRI and MRA and then a spinal tap. She wants to rule out tumors, MS, and other lesions. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Nik,
Thank you for your honest and detailed reply, that helps a lot to understand the similarities and differences between symptoms. i appreciate you taking the time to write all of that which is very helpful to myself and no doubt lots of other people. I'm very sorry you have to face this and very sorry for your brother too with his ON. I know how certain symptoms can... (7 replies)
... Hi there. You asked "if I touch my face it's not truly numb yet it feels numb when I don't touch it and there is less sensation on touching with fingers than the other side. Also my eye feels like it's swollen but it doesn't look swollen nor is it even red but it feels like someone's punched me in it. I'd like to know what true ON feels like, my eye aches and does feel tender... (7 replies)
... How has your Neurological exam been? normal? Abnormal?
If you have a normal Neurological exam/evaluation and MRIs are normal MS becomes highly unlikely.
It is possible to have spinal cord lesions and not brain lesions, however, if the Neurological exam/evaluation is normal it would be highly unlikely to have spinal cord involvement.
I don't doubt this. But... (10 replies)
... A MRI is the first test given to a potential MSer. ... (14 replies)
... said I did not have Fibro...My sister in law has MS and she has body twitches, numbness, vibrations etc just like me. So it was always on my mind...I never had a MRI of my spine....Can one have lesions on the spine and not the brain? ... (10 replies)
... The MS specialist said peripheral white matter lesions, one neurologist said juxtacortical T2 hyperintensities and the other said I have a couple of pericallosal lesions but that my other lesions. ... (14 replies)
... lly important. MS affects men differently than women AND no two MS patients have the same symptoms or develop the same progression. For instance, I have over 100 lesions on my brain and brain stem. I just had my yearly MRI and at least 20 new black holes have developed, meaning there is no brain tissue to support the damage. ... (26 replies)
... spine MRI which were deemed normal except for a pituitary adenoma. I went back to neuro. For an EMG which was normal. ... (3 replies)
... mentioned my ongoing headaches. This made his eyes pop open and ordered a blood test for Prolactin level and a MRI with and without contrast. ... (11 replies)
... Can you have MS without have lesions on your brain? ... (7 replies)
... Which the Dr didn't seem to understand. I explained that it's not that i want MS. But i felt like maybe i finally knew what was wrong. I asked about doing full MRI and spinal tap, Dr said that he wouldn't recommend it. that it would be unneeded risk to myself. ... (7 replies)
... Then I've the MS specialist writing back that he can't answer this question either, and to ask the Mri clinic? ... (40 replies)
... vascular. I will see a rheumatologist and see what he thinks. I understand radiologists only report what they see. My February 2015 Mri report and my January 2016 report were reported on by the same radiologist. ... (40 replies)
... If these lesions are ischemia, would the size be significant, like 5mm, 6mm, 3. ... (40 replies)
... Brain Mri with contrast. Pre and post contrast comparison was made with the previous Mri studies. ... (40 replies)
... Thank you. I truly do not want MS. I am aware though that I am at a slightly higher risk for it as I have a sister who has it. She was diagnosed before she had an MRI. Of course that was back in the 1980s.
I am not confident that the neurologist diagnosed correctly when he went from probable Ms to hemiplegic migraine just on the basis of lumbar puncture. No explanation was... (6 replies)
... E. But if the lesions on my brain are ischemia, would a 5 and 6mm lesion be from ischemia? ... (40 replies)
... ractitioner I saw two diffrent nerologystes that didn't help me and I got no answers from them. I am at the same age like you and I finally convince my dr to get Brain MRI beacuse as you said they are expensive and doctors don't want to order them. On March 21 I had near syncope episode while I was driving. ... (7 replies)
... It would probably be a good idea to have a spine MRI as well as the normal brain MRI when you see the Neurologist. ... (2 replies)