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

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

Early Symptoms

The nature of multiple sclerosis and the vagueness of a symptom appearing here or there over time, without any apparent connection means there is a lack of data on what can accurately be considered as early symptom of multiple sclerosis... Read More