That is one of the first things my neurologist told me early on….not every health problem is caused by multiple sclerosis. In a story he shared to illustrate his point, he told of a patient who spent an entire weekend doing yard work and cleaning out her garage. The patient was not typically in the habit of being a weekend warrior. On Monday morning, she was rather fatigued and wondered if her MS was the cause. Upon calling the doctor’s office, she was reassured that her fatigue was “normal person” fatigue caused by being a weekend warrior. That story made attendees at the newly-diagnosed meeting chuckle. Sometimes it is easy to distinguish MS-related symptoms and problems from other health-related issues which anybody might experience. For instance, if you do not brush your teeth regularly and never floss, you might develop gingivitis. MS does not cause gingivitis. However, if you have weakness, tremors, or...
Alternative Names Leukocoria Home Care If you see a white pupil, make an appointment with your health care provider right away. Pediatricians routinely screen for a white pupil in children. If a child develops a white pupil or cloudy cornea, immediate attention is needed, preferably from an ophthalmologist. Call your health care provider if Contact your health care provider if you notice any color changes in the pupil or cornea of the eye. What to expect at your health care provider's office The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions, such as: When did you first notice this problem? Are both eyes affected? Is there any change in the vision, including a decrease in vision, blurred vision , or other vision problems? What other symptoms do you have? Is there a family history of disease such as congenital cataracts or retinoblastoma? Are the eyes crossing? Have you had any recent eye surgery? The physical examination will include a detailed eye examination. The following tests...
ICP; Intracranial pressure - increased; Intracranial hypertension; Acute increased intracranial pressure; Sudden increased intracranial pressure
Bulging of the soft spot on top of the head (bulging fontanelle)
Older children and adults:
Signs and tests
A health care provider will usually make this diagnosis at the patient's bedside in an emergency room or hospital. Primary care doctors may sometimes spot early symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache, seizures, or neurological problems.
An MRI or CT scan of the head can often determine the cause and confirm the diagnosis.
Intracranial pressure may be measured during a spinal tap (lumbar pu...
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