Asked by: Ishtiaq Conroy
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th May, 2020

How does a neurologist test for MS?

There are a number of simple tests that a neurologist can carry out that can suggest, or rule out, MS as a cause of symptoms. These include checks on movement, coordination, vision, balance, reflexes and other functions of the senses. There is as yet no blood test that can show whether you have MS or not.

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Keeping this in view, can a neurological exam rule out MS?

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) There is no single diagnostic test that is proof-positive for multiple sclerosis. Since diagnosing MS can be very difficult, it must be done by a neurologist who specializes in treating MS.

Also, can MS be detected in a blood test? No blood test can diagnose MS individually. However, the doctor may order blood testing to rule out other conditions that have similar symptoms. Blood testing can rule out the following health problems: Lyme disease.

Hereof, do you see a neurologist for MS?

If you've been diagnosed with MS, you'll need to be seen regularly by a neurologist—a doctor who specializes in diseases and conditions that affect the nervous system. This could be the neurologist your regular physician referred you to when you started having symptoms, of course.

How do I get my doctor to test me for MS?

It starts with a visit to a neurologist that includes a physical exam and a look at your medical history. Your doctor may order several tests including: An MRI of the brain and spinal cord. A spinal tap to check the fluid around your brain and spinal cord.

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