The neurologist's tests

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Dololo
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The neurologist's tests

Post by Dololo » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:53 pm

I'm just wondering about all those tests a neurologist performs, like reflexes and point your finger to your nose, etc etc. Is it possible to have MS even if all those tests turn out normal?

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Re: The neurologist's tests

Post by ElliotB » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:26 pm

Those tests are designed to be part of an evaluation process and ultimately the McDonald Criteria is what is generally used to validate a MS diagnosis. You can read about that criteria here:

https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/ ... uidelines/

BUT a diagnosis of MS can be difficult to determine in some cases and although the McDonald criteria relies heavily on MRI results, a small percentage of those diagnosed with MS don't have lesions.

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Re: The neurologist's tests

Post by NHE » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:32 pm

Dololo wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:53 pm
I'm just wondering about all those tests a neurologist performs, like reflexes and point your finger to your nose, etc etc. Is it possible to have MS even if all those tests turn out normal?
I used to pass a Romberg test with flying colors. I was stable for 2-3 minutes and then some. Not anymore.

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