When You Visit Your Doctor - Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor:

  • Do you have cloudy or double vision?
  • Do you ever have eye pain or involuntary jumping of your vision?
  • Do you have problems with clumsiness or poor coordination?
  • Have you ever had numbness or tingling in your arms or legs? Tremors?
  • Do you ever have hearing loss or vertigo?
  • Do you have difficulty concentrating or problems with memory loss?
  • Do you have any problems with bladder or bowel control?
  • Do you have constipation?
  • Do you have any family history of multiple sclerosis?
  • Are you taking any medications?

Your Doctor Might Examine the Following Body Structures or Functions:

  • Complete neurological exam focusing on reflexes, strength, gait, sensation, and vision

Your Doctor Might Order the Following Lab Tests or Studies:

  • Lumbar puncture for removal and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)