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Symptoms common to MS and minor brain infarctions

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I recently had an MRI scan of my Brain due to my Blood Presure being so high which showed i have lesions although it wasn't clear enough for a diagnosis. My doctor said he was going to talk to the Consultant about having a Lumber Puncture done to check for a certain protien and if that is missing then it was somthing completely different from what they were looking for which was a stroke. Do you think i could have M.S.

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replied January 27th, 2009
Multiple Sclerosis Answer A5559


Current medical status: Lesions on brain tingling in fingers and feet blurred vision somtimes aching joints,, feeling generally unwell.


The symptoms you describe might indicate that you have Multiple sclerosis. However, it cannot be either confirmed or excluded without analyzing the cerebrospinal fluid for oligoclonal bands, which are actually inflammation markers.
Having in mind that you suffer from high blood pressure, you might be also experiencing multiple minor brain infarctions. The symptoms that appear are closely related to the areas of the brain that are affected.


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