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There, i have a few questions with regard to my late

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Hi there, i have a few questions with regard to my late father's nerological health.
(He was diagnosed 1992 (aged 33) with M.S. & in 2012 he was diagnosed with Motor neuron disease.My questions are really relating to the genetic risk of inheritence. I have been attending my g.p over the past year with increased frequency and severity of joint pain & swelling ? Autoimmune reason
Further concerns were raised 3 wks past when i thought iwas having an adverse reaction to a trans dermal anti inflammatory patch. The doctor who examined me was concerned that there may be underlying neurology.( ie, abnormal gait, and lack of reflex reactions at joints. )
Shoul i be worried??.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
*Additional info.*
My father was diagnosed with bulbar ALS in november 2012.
He had stem cell transplant in dec 2012, in Vienna , Austria.
( his own astrocytes were aspirated form bone marrow and transplanted into. cervical and lumber spine. .)
The progression of his disease fom feb 2013 was extreme. Hevdiedvexactly 1 year from diagnosis in nov 2013 (aged 53)..
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Does he have any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only significant issues over the past 18mnths are those above. During flare ups of above symptoms , i feel my balance & co ordination is poor and my eyesight feels worse(. I have been put this down to lack of sleep at this time
(Im not over weight and i excercise reg.
No reg meds, or alcohol)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry , misread your Response.
-My dad had no other med issues .
M.S. - would exacerbated roughly once every 3 - 5 yrs.
- he was independently mobile and self caring from dignosis in 1992 - 2012.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I am not aware that this is inheritedHowever, you are half your fatherSo that is concerningALS doesn't usually present like this though. Do you have any symptoms?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I wouldnt say so but the physician who assessed me in hospital was concerned that i had sympt9ms suggestive of chorea , i.e.. Involuntary movement, contacture of hand abnormal gait. He has referred me for urgenr M.R.I. which will be within 4wks.
Meantime i am worried sick .
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I am not too worriedIt seems not related
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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