I have two bulging disks that are significantly pressing on my spinal cord in my neck, and they're suspecting MS because even though the disk problem is significant enough that I've been recommended to have surgery, those disk problems don't begin to account for all of my symptoms.
So my neurosurgeon wants me to be evaluated for MS before he proceeds with surgery, even though he says the surgery is definitely needed either way.
My question is, if I do have MS, do MS symptoms tend to worsen if you have any kind of major surgery? If the MS symptoms do often worsen with surgery, in what ways do they generally worsen?
Also, does having MS tend to make it more difficult to recover from surgery in any way? If so, how?
How about for more minor procedures - for example, even though it's not really surgery, I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy in a couple of months. Is there any risk of symptoms getting worse with that type of procedure?
I'm not at all assuming that I have MS (I have my first neurologist appointment next week) but at the same time I need to factor in at least the possibility of my having MS into the other stuff I'm trying to do.