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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/8/2006 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, new here. :)
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis and now a tumor or lesion on T12 within my spinal cord. It's at the base of the nerves in there.
I have two, is this tumor something that manifests itself with MS? None of the many doctors I've seen have mentioned it, and I didn't know until today that it might be related to MS, This tumor is called a meningioma (sorry if I spelled it wrong). But usually the meningioma is in the brain. A very small percentage of people have these in the spine, which is me. So does mean I could have MS? do you all deal with swelling of hands/feet/face? I already take water pills but I don't want to take more because then I'd start needing more. I've tried parsely tea, but that doesn't do much, if anything.
Thanks. :)

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 12/8/2006 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   

I have not ever heard of a meningeoma associated with MS.  You might go to the National MS Society website and do a search ( and see if there is anything there.

The only time I get swelling of the hands and face, related to having MS, is when I've been on a dose of steriods...which I haven't used for years, now.

I do get swollen feet and ankles, primarily because I'm in a wheelchair and sit all the time, disruupting the normal blood (and other body fluids) flow, from feet back to the head and through the body.  about the only t hing that helps that is to sit or lie down with my feet elevated.

MS lesions are not generally described as "tumors".  They're a scarring of the myelin sheath, the outer covering, of the nerves. Most often they occur in the brain, in specific areas of the brain, but also can occur on the spinal cord. But they would look quite different than a tumor on an MRI.




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