This is my first post on the Forum and would just like to ask the community what is a Lesion? Been unwell for a while and backwards and forwards to GP with various symptoms and getting no where (everything was put down to stress), however I saw a lovely nurse practitioner who listened and she referred me to a Rheumatologist due to joint pain, back pain, horrendous shoulder and rib pain etc and had an MRI which showed no inflammatory arthritis but a lesion on my spine in the thoracic region and had a CT scan done but still waiting to hear regards this.
I know a bit about MS due to my brother, grandfather and 2 uncles having it on my dad’s side and obviously I am a bit worried about this lesion and could this indicate MS - do the lesions need to be in a specific location on your spine for it to be MS? I have pins and needles, vertigo (I fell a couple of weeks ago), sore itchy palms and feet, I did have one episode of double vision in the summer and horrendous zaps in my head a week later but GP said it was probably a one off and caused by stress, even though I keep saying I am not stressed!
I just want to make sure I have the correct information when attending appointments at the hospital and would the rheumatologist refer me to neurologist or back to my GP to do it? I know i have initially thought of MS but the lesion could be anything I suppose!!
Thanks for your time Julie