What are multiple sclerosis symptoms and signs?
Multiple sclerosis symptoms are dependent on the area of demyelination. Symptoms and signs of multiple sclerosis include:
- Visual changes, including loss of vision if the optic nerve has been affected
- A sensation or feeling of numbness, tingling, or weakness, and the weakness may be mild or severe enough to cause paralysis of one side of the body
- In some cases, individuals may develop incontinence or even an inability to empty their bladder.
- As multiple sclerosis progresses, some affected individuals are left with muscle spasticity, or an involuntary painful contraction of certain muscles.