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What should I ask my doctor if I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I might have MS?

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If you're experiencing multiple sclerosis symptoms, ask your doctor the following:

1. Are my symptoms actually a sign of multiple sclerosis?

2. Is there a test for MS?

3. What causes it?

4. Do symptoms come and go? Do they get worse over time?

5. What can slow the course of the disease?

SOURCES:

National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Medscape: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Medscape: "Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

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