Mental ability and emotional condition in diagnosing multiple sclerosis
The doctor may ask you to repeat a series of numbers or answer simple
questions about dates, places, and current events. The doctor can usually judge
your emotional condition during the exam by paying attention to your actions
If the doctor suspects mental problems caused by
multiple sclerosis (MS), he or she may order tests
designed to identify more subtle changes than the ones that may be evident from
the brief mental section of the neurological examination. For more information,
see the Exams and Tests section of this topic.
Thinking about getting pregnant? Women with multiple sclerosis are as likely to get pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy as anyone else.
But MS can pose some challenges when you're pregnant. So, it’s good to be aware and plan ahead.