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  • thefoxyroxy
    Brain mri with contrast cake back no lesions? My dr said not ms if I have no brain lesions. All symptoms point to ms. Been checked for lymes disease and I do not have that. 
    Can a spinal tap show me where a brain mri didn’t? 
  • MS_Navigators
    Hello thefoxyroxy,

    I am sorry that you have not been able to find answers from your doctor about what is definitively causing your symptoms yet. I included some information from our website about not having a brain lesion on your MRI that I think will be helpful:

     "....approximately 5 percent of people with clinically-definite MS do not initially show lesions on MRI at the time of diagnosis. If repeat MRIs continue to show no lesions, the diagnosis of MS should be questioned."

    You can read more about MRIs by clicking on this link.

    Below are other links that may be useful regarding the diagnostic criteria for MS and lumbar punctures:
    Diagnosing MS

    Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

    Please give us a call at 1.800.344.4867 (M-F 7am-5pm MST) if you have any additional questions.

    Best,
    Stephanie, MS Navigator 
  • Chrissyny
    🌻🌻🌻🌻Glad that no lesions. 😊😊😊😊😊❀️❀️❀️❀️✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼
     Might be helpful to read the MS information.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    But do what you need to do to rule out other diagnoses πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    get/keep copies of ALL reports, ask for discs, tests.  You might want a second opinion later on✌🏼😊❀️
    Youll get there, keep smiling ✌🏼❀️😊✌🏼❀️😊✌🏼❀️😊✌🏼❀️😊
     
  • lovereign
    A spinal tap/lumbar puncture would be the next best step in the diagnosing process. The doctor should have also done an MRI with contrast of your cervical and thoracic spine. I've heard some people with MS only have lesions on their spine and not on their brain. However, I learned from my neuro yesterday that MRIs of the spine are typically only done when you are having issues with your gait, balance, and/or bladder and bowel dysfunction. So if you are, I would request a spine MRI as well.
  • thefoxyroxy
    lovereign wrote: A spinal tap/lumbar puncture would be the next best step in the diagnosing process. The doctor should have also done an MRI with contrast of your cervical and thoracic spine. I've heard some people with MS only have lesions on their spine and not on their brain. However, I learned from my neuro yesterday that MRIs of the spine are typically only done when you are having issues with your gait, balance, and/or bladder and bowel dysfunction. So if you are, I would request a spine MRI as well.

     Crazy cuz yes I’m having crazy hair balance and leg issues. So frustrating he didn’t order the full mri! I’m going in for lumbar spine dusk fusion on the 21st and am scared to death about how this will effect me. I have no idea how I’ll recover when my body feels like it’s moving with cement surrounding it.