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If I have the characteristic scar tissue in the brain, will I develop MS?

Posted In: Multiple Sclerosis 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 8, 2013
  • 07:35 PM

So..I've been posting in medicine forums today because I'm quite worried. Well guys, medicine students, doctors, people with multiple sclerosis...I REALLY need some answers so i will try to be brief: I'm 18 years old and a couple of years ago I had an MRI of my brain and it showed scar tissue, the typical scar tissue radiologists find in people with MS (it was exactly the same patron, various circle marks in the tissue) and the radiologist put in the results something like "Diagnose of Multiple Sclerosis (...)confirm diagnose of MS with clinical exam". When I went to the neurologist, he didn't stop telling me how unusual was for a 16 year old to have scar tissue on the brain but he also told me he didn't think I had MS because I didn't have the symptoms, though I had told him I had pain in muscles and bones sometimes, weakness in arms and legs and ocasional numbness and tingling. He said that if I had the symptoms they should be much worse. Now I realize he and my parents probably refused to believe that someone so young and lively could have this disease and tried to convince themselves i didnt have it, so they denied the possible truth. The neurologist told me that i looked healthy, that I should continue with my activities in University as always. He told me there was no reason to worry and that he thought my scar tissue probably was the result of a trauma I could have had when I was a fetus. This explanation never convinced me, but my parents wanted to forget the subject and not talking about it again...it made them so anxious. They just can't contemplate the possibility of their daughter having an incurable condition. Now I have constant weakness and fatigue and my pain has increased considerably. I've been incredibly terrified thinking about this in the past but now I'm not scared, i just want some answers so I can deal with them and take advantage of my time because I know MS is degenerative and everything would get worse. So, do you think i have MS? If i have the scar tissue it means I will develop the disease? Or there could be another explanation? What is more probable? I just need someone who knows about this to tell me the truth. Thank you, from my heart

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