Why Multiple Sclerosis Is So Difficult to Diagnose

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In this video from Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, neurologist Dr. Bonnie Gerecke talks about the difficulties doctors face in diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS).

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The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are incredibly varied and no two patients experience the same symptoms with the disease. This makes the condition difficult to diagnose as most of the symptoms can be attributed to many other different medical issues.

Dr. Gerecke explains that some of the most common MS symptoms include vision problems, numbness or tingling in the body, balance issues, heat intolerance, and unexplained pain. She advises people to see their doctors if they experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis.

Patients talk about various vision problems they’ve experienced with multiple sclerosis.  

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor If You’re Newly Diagnosed

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