I was diagnosed with Relapse and remitting MS yesterday based on my clinical examination and my MRI results. However, i am still awaiting my LP results but he has diagnosed me before they’re back? He still wants to get the results but has already concluded that it will be positive and therefore diagnosed me already.
How can he diagnose me without them being back?
He says he will write to me with the results and if positive LP then he will refer me to the MS nurse with all the results and if negative maybe he will rethink but has said im diagnosing you with MS already though as you already meet the criteria without the LP?
My MRI showed lesions in my brain (periventricular) and spine (c3,c4,t5,t10) although small they are there, however the radiologist reported they are non specific but based on the clinical evidence demylination seems likely.
I don’t understand how he’s so sure when even the radiologist says they’re non specific.
Has anyone else been diagnosed without an LP?
Me and my family are just very confused why he’s diagnosed me without all the evidence being back. Does it matter that my leisons are nonspecific they are still able to diagnose?
Sorry if this all sounds jumbled i’m just very confused how he has diagnosed me but still wont refer me yet until my LP doubly confirm it…