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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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Could I have M.S.? double vision in right eye tripping over

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Could I have M.S. ?
double vision in right eye
tripping over on right foot over nothing
vibration type feel at times in feet
tingling of lips at times
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I had a MRI in 2013 - NAD
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
very short term memory loss.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 9 months ago.

Hi Viv. MS may present with visual disturbances, foot drop and abnormal sensations. So this would definitely be on the list of possibilities. But these symptoms are non-specific, and may be a result of other processes. Have you seen a neurologist yet?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I saw a neurologist re: double vision only . I hadn't connect the other symptoms together till now.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 8 months ago.

If there is clinical suspicion but a normal MRI, you could ask the neurologist about doing a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). While not always done early on, it can help to rule in or rule out MS. The presence of oligoclonal bands in the CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) suggests an inflammatory process like MS. The absence of these bands does not rule it out completely, but makes it far less likely.

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