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Are brain lesions symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

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Posted on Sat, 29 Mar 2014
Question: My doctor noticed lesions on an MRI. He ordered a brain biopsy. I still have not received a diagnosis. Could is be multiple sclerosis?
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Karanwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Please provide your problems in great detail Detailed Answer: Hi Ms. XXXXXXX Thanks for your query. There are several causes of brain lesions, such as, granulomas, Neurocysticercosis, demyelinating disease, multiple sclerosis- just to name a few. It may be multiple sclerosis or any of the conditions mentioned above. It will however be difficult to opine, unless you provide your problems in great detail or, upload the MRI and spinal fluid report for us to analyze. Pending receipt of your doctors' conclusion, kindly furnish- at the earliest- your problems in as much details as possible. Hope I have addressed your concerns to your complete satisfaction and you find my response helpful and informative. I will be happy to answer further queries, if any. In any case, I would keenly awaiting the required information. Fond regards and have a nice day, Col (Dr.) Rakesh Karanwal
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Karanwal (32 hours later)
Thank for listing other options. My doctor has access to the reports that you mention but I do not. The only thing he has told me is I do not have mad cow disease
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Karanwal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer: Ask doctor to brief you on your exact problem Detailed Answer: Well, XXXXXXX Your doctor's reply doesn't help matters. It is your fundamental and legal right to know about your medical condition. The doctor, on his part, is duty bound to apprise the patient of his disease. Kindly contact your doctor and ask for your test reports. Upload them for my perusal. I will analyze them and would be able to reach to a logical conclusion. I am really sorry I cannot comment further at this stage, in the absence of your problems and the test reports. Hope to hear soon from you. Best regards, Col (Dr.) Rakesh Karanwal
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Are brain lesions symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Brief Answer: Please provide your problems in great detail Detailed Answer: Hi Ms. XXXXXXX Thanks for your query. There are several causes of brain lesions, such as, granulomas, Neurocysticercosis, demyelinating disease, multiple sclerosis- just to name a few. It may be multiple sclerosis or any of the conditions mentioned above. It will however be difficult to opine, unless you provide your problems in great detail or, upload the MRI and spinal fluid report for us to analyze. Pending receipt of your doctors' conclusion, kindly furnish- at the earliest- your problems in as much details as possible. Hope I have addressed your concerns to your complete satisfaction and you find my response helpful and informative. I will be happy to answer further queries, if any. In any case, I would keenly awaiting the required information. Fond regards and have a nice day, Col (Dr.) Rakesh Karanwal