Last reply 7 months ago
Lesions and Symptoms

Hi All,

Do lesions correspond with symptoms?

I have a conus lesion and some in my brain (still CIS stage.) I have recently had an open mri (amazing experience) to look at my neck area, as I have been complaining of strange arm sensation. The radiographer report said there was nothing of note, but my neuro wanted to take a look at the scan to double check (still waiting to hear). If there is a lesion, this would have happened 5 weeks post my first CIS attack and therefore qualify for space and time (just). However, could this arm symptom, just simply be a day to day MS symptom and does not mean a new lesion?

Be great to hear your thoughts, sorry I am new so apologies if this is a stupid question!

Thanks,

Casey

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stumbler
7 months ago

@caseyxo , there’s no such thing as a silly question, although some of the answers……….. 😉

Do lesions correspond with symptoms? Of course. The problem is that symptoms are caused by problems in messages being transmitted between the brain and the nerve endings around the body. So, any lesions affecting your arm could be anywhere from the neck and into the area of the brain that deals with motor function.

I would say that pinpointing symptoms to specific lesions may not be an exact science. But, that’s a question better raised with the experts, rather than based on my non-medical logic.


caseyxo
7 months ago

Thank you @stumbler that does help.

Essentially then my arm “could” be from an existing lesion in the brain from my CIS attack, not necessarily a brand new lesion that could only be in my neck. I think the waiting is starting to get to me!


Anonymous
7 months ago

Please ask a medical professional not some strangers online. My neurologist explained every lesion and how they affected me. Please ask a professional they will explain everything to you.


stumbler
7 months ago

@dominiqueg , I’ve had MS for almost as long as you’ve been alive! I’ve learnt a lot about MS in that time.

Medical Professionals are not the easiest people to contact, so members can share their experiences here to get a quicker response. My response was qualified, suggesting that a better response would be received from a Medical Professional.

Referring to me as “some stranger online” is, quite frankly” insulting. Your response could be considered as infringing one of the House Rules (https://shift.ms/house-rules) :-

“Keep it friendly.
You’ll probably meet people with different opinions to you. If you disagree with someone, please do so in a calm and respectful manner. We will remove any member who we feel is being harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening or aggressive. There’s no place for that here.”


Anonymous
7 months ago

@stumbler you are a stranger online. Im sorry but i when I see a cat I call it a cat.


Anonymous
7 months ago

@stumbler not because you’ve had ms for a very long time that you’re a specialist get over yourself


caseyxo
7 months ago

I appreciate your response @stumbler. I know this isnt medical qualified responses on this forum, but responses from people who are living MS everyday which is an invaluable source of information for me ALONGSIDE professional information. Timely, helpful comments from fellow MS suffers… long may it continue


stumbler
7 months ago

@caseyxo , thanks for your comments and sorry that you got caught in the middle of that exchange.

Situations like that don’t occur very often. 😉

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