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I have Transverse Myelitis and possibly MS

By June 8, 2012 - 9:06am
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They are still doing tests. One hospital positively diagnosed me with MS, but another hospital although they are 99% sure it is MS, they are still doing more tests. Can you please give me info on how the two diseases interact?

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Hi ssikora,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Transverse myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord, which often targets insulating material covering nerve cell fibers. Transverse myelitis may result in injury across the spinal cord, causing diminished or absent sensation below the injury.

The disrupted transmission of nerve signals due to transverse myelitis can cause pain or other sensory problems, weakness or paralysis of muscles, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. Some of the symptoms can be pain in the neck, back, sensations of numbness, tingling, coldness or burning, weakness in your arms or legs, Bladder and bowel problems. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease in which your body's immune system eats away at the protective sheath that covers your nerves. This interferes with the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Ultimately, this may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves, a process that's not reversible. Symptoms can include; Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, Partial or complete loss of vision, usually in one eye at a time, Double vision or blurring of vision, tingling or pain in parts of your body, fatigue, dizziness. Hope this helps

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