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  • maleal50
    Good morning, I have had some peculiar symptoms but my MRI was clear it was of the brain and cervical. Here's my symptoms.

    Complete body numbness that started suddenty and progressed from extremities to all over body including face. 
    Urinary retention as well as bowel issues
    fatigue/dizziness, I compare it to the flu.
    loss of appetitie
    weight loss

    I am so confused by all this and I have no idea where to go from here now. Is there a way to have this and have a normal MRI?

    Thank you in advanced for any information.

  • MS_Navigators
    Hello maleal50,

    I am sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms and having a difficult time figuring out what is causing them. Around 5% of people with MS do not have lesions on their MRI at the time of diagnosis. However, if repeated MRIs continue to show no lesions it does become important to look for other possible causes of a person's symptoms and question the MS diagnosis.

    You can read more about MRIs at this link.

    You may also want to view our information about Possible MS and Diagnosing MS.

    MS Navigator Stephanie