I've been experiencing tingly in my hands, arms, feet, & face... I did a MRI to check for MS, but everything came back fine... it's been a year that these symptoms won't seem to go away. Is there any way when they do the MRI the MS won't show the first time?
As I have said many times on this site (there is even a blog on abnormal sensations), tingling is a very non specific symptom that occurs normally and with a variety of benign disorders (e.g. migraine). In the absence of findings on exam or with diagnostic evaluations (e.g. MRI) or with follow-up evaluations, it is unlikely to be multiple sclerosis. I hope this helps
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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