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I had a fully dilated left pupil days , I went to a&

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I had a fully dilated left pupil for 3 days , I went to a& e and they sent me for a ct scan which was clear. I had an MRI scan which showed demyelination, what could this mean? My pupil did not react to light, but I had no pain or loss of vision. I am waiting for a neurology referral. Thank you
Rosaleen
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
how old are you?
any other health issues?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 47 with no other symptoms
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
basically this means that some of the nerves in the brain are losing their insulationit is a possible sign of MS.do you have a family history of that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No famly history. Will they have to do more tests to make a positive diagnosis?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yes, they might need to do a spinal tap
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can demyelination occur for any other reason? I have only ever had time of work sick for iron deficiency anaemia about 5 years ago
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Not likely. No. I'm sorry

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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