Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 proctitis

Definition:

  • proctitis - inflammation of the rectum or anus; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; often associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

The average time between clinical onset of MS and diagnosis by physicians is 4 - 5 years.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly. There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time... Read More