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Neuropathy & MRI

I had an MRI of the brain without contrast 3/09 showing 4.0 mm mildy hyperintense focus on the FLAIR sequence. I have neuropathy in both arms and legs and pain in bilateral arm pain.  My neurologist presciped Neurontin, should I explore the idea of MS based on the MRI?
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Thank you for your question. Although without being able to placing your findings in context with clinical features and the results of other investigation such as hematological, MRI, I can not offer the specific advice & treatment you need. However, I will try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern.

Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease and symptoms could be loss of muscle coordination & strength, normal sensation and vision.  In neuropathy, common symptoms could be pain, numbness and tingling in extremities or in affected area. Therefore, I would recommend consulting a neurologist here who will clinically examine you and review your reports in order to reach at probable diagnosis here. Hope this helps.
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