Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - U

  • ulcerative colitis - an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown origin involving the colon and rectal mucosa
  • urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, the tube which carries urine from the bladder; usually the result of an infection
  • urinary incontinence - inability to control urination; involuntary or spontaneous urination
  • urinary retention - urine retained in the bladder; usually relating to the inability to pass urine despite the urge to do so
  • urticaria - hives - red, itchy, raised areas of the skin of varying shapes and sizes usually in response to an allergen
  • uterine fibroids - fibrous, non-cancerous, growths within the uterus
  • uterine fibroids enlarged - enlargement of uterine fibroids
  • uterine neoplasm - abnormal growth of tissue within the uterus (the most common type of neoplasm in the uterus is fibroids)




Multiple Sclerosis

In 1936, only 8% of patients with Multiple Sclerosis were reported to survive beyond 20 years after onset of illness.

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