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    leg swelling with ms
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    An_204932 posted:
    my mother has had ms for 16 yrs. here lately her leg or foot will swell. could this be related to the ms?
     
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    Neil S Lava, MD responded:
    Patients with multiple sclerosis who have reduced leg function, especially if they sit in a wheelchair all day tend to get swelling in her legs.
    However there are other causes of leg and foot swelling. This problem should be discussed with your mother's physician.
     
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    An_204933 responded:
    I just took my mother to the dr. today and he said her swelling is a combo of her ms and arthritis. Thank you for taking the time to write!
    I was also wondering what the chances are of me getting ms? I have noticed a numb spot on my shoulder that tingles. Sometimes it is almost unbearable. I am close to the age my mom was diagnosed.
     
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    Neil S Lava, MD replied to An_204933's response:
    Because your mother has multiple sclerosis, you have a slightly greater risk of developing this disease. The risk is between 2-4% compared to the general population.This is not a big risk.
    Numbness is a nonspecific complaint and can have many causes. You might discuss your symptoms and concerns with your physician.


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