I recently had a spinal tap and my results came back positive with a high number of oligloconal bands and elevated IgG level. I have a fungal infection on a couple of toenails and was wondering if that infection would have affected the results. I also have genital herpes, although I haven't had an outbreak in years, and was wondering if that could have affected the results. I know the bands and igg level are positive indicators of MS but could it be something else?
I had both a brain MRI and spinal. They did find a few small lessions but some were in the "right lateral mid corpus callosum". I was told that this isn't the common area for MS to show up. There were a couple other areas that were noted but nothing definitive. I was scheduled for a follow up MRI in a couple months (would be almost a year from the first) to check for changes.
I haven't realy had significant symptoms. A nuerologist ordered the original MRI. I had actually gone in because I have a lot of trouble with migraiens. I have also had problems with dizziness and a couple episodes of blackout with the dizzy spell. I had a spinal tap done to check the fluid pressure level (?) and she went ahead and added the MS test because my father and grandfather both have the disease. When it came back positive I had another MRI with contrast and without.
I do have trouble with my toes going numb. It seems to be the middle toes on each foot, not the big toe or the littlest one. It is usually only one foot but happens to both. SOmetimes it happens to both at the same time. The did a thoracic (?) MRI to check for spinal lesions but it came back ok. There is no explanation for the toes. In my Dad's experience with MS his numbness is not something that comes as goes. I guess it does after the flare up is over then he sometimes has issues with whatever area had been affected. I have had this problem with me feet for many years but can't remember a time that they were numb for an extended period, usually 24 hours or less.
Could this be a symptom?