First MRI Showed Lesion on my Brain STem

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First MRI Showed Lesion on my Brain STem

Post by peaches » 9 years ago

My first MRI did show lesions on my brain stem. Does this mean I have MS?

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Post by scoobyjude » 9 years ago

All I can tell you is that on my first MRI, I also had lesions on my brain stem. Does that mean you have MS? Possibly but not positively. It seems as if you are searching for more info. Maybe it would be helpful to go through more testing or at least talk to your neuro about your questions.

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Post by peaches » 9 years ago

Did you get MRI's on the rest of your spine areas? What did they show?

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Post by scoobyjude » 9 years ago

I did and at that time I had one lesion on my brain stem and one on my cervical spine. When I was dxed 2 years later I had one on my thoracic spine.

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Post by peaches » 9 years ago

Sounds like the docs use these MRI's to tract progress? Maybe I need to keep going getting the rest of the MRI's done so there is a baseline?

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Differential Diagnosis of MS

Post by notasperfectasyou » 9 years ago

I don't know if this article has been on the site yet, but I think it's a good one to have around:

The Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

It discusses the diagnosis of MS and other illnesses that mimic MS (or are misdiagnosed as MS). I hope that was enough explanation to make this searchable. Ken
It would be really nice to be able to put links in here

If I have included a bad link, google the word "Scholar", click link for "Google Scholar". Search for the name of the paper and author in Google Scholar.

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