The same basic question: lesions in the medulla and neck pain
I just posted the previous quesion.last Thursday about medulla lesions and neck pain, and sllight problems swollowingl Perhaps it would help to state that I have progressive MS and in my last MRI I had two lesions in the medulla, they are growing based on seperate MRIs. They were determened to be 1.9 cm and 2.3 cm. (I don't know how the judge what that means!) I am also experiencing dull neck pain, and slight problems swollowing. As I said in the last post, I know that the data does not indicate a direct correclation with syptoms and the existence of lesions. But could the pain possibly due to the lesions? Does the size even matter? I know that even a small lesion can be problamatic because the medulla is such a small area. My problem, whan does it mean that my medillar lesions apppear to be growing? What is the relatiohnship between lesions and pain?
1. I am not sure why an MS lesion would grow and not also shrink. Please ask your neurologist to clarify this. Are you sure about the MS diagnosis (this is not to make you feel uncomofrtable, but I think it needs to be definitively confirmed).
2. MS lesions can cause pain. 25 years ago they said MS does not cause pain; now most MS patients complain of pain.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.