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Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Multiple Sclerosis may include:

Note that Multiple Sclerosis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Multiple Sclerosis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:

NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Symptoms of MS may be mild or severe and of long duration or short and appear in various combinations. The initial symptom of MS is often blurred or double vision, red-green color distortion, or even blindness in one eye. Most MS patients experience muscle weakness in their extremities and difficulty with coordination and balance. Most people with MS also exhibit paresthesias, transitory abnormal sensory feeling such as numbness or "pins and needles." Some may experience pain or loss of feeling. About half of people with MS experience cognitive impairments such as difficulties with concentration, attention, memory, and judgment. Such impairments are usually mild, rarely disabling, and intellectual and language abilities are generally spared. Heat may cause temporary worsening of many MS symptoms. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Neuromuscular Diseases: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Numbness, weakness, tingling or paralysis in one or more limbs, impaired vision and eye pain, tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait, and rapid involuntary eye movement. A history of at least two episodes of a cluster of symptoms is necessary for a diagnosis of MS. Because MS affects the central nervous system, symptoms may be misdiagnosed as mental illness. (Source: excerpt from Neuromuscular Diseases: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Multiple Sclerosis?

The phrase "signs of Multiple Sclerosis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Multiple Sclerosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Multiple Sclerosis signs or Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.


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