Hi everyone, I just found this site and hoping someone has had a similar experience or some insight to share.
For background I'm a relatively active 26 year old in generally good health, who's been experiencing nerve pain on and off for many years, with 3 distinct bouts of severe pain lasting weeks or months in the last 2.5years, with tingling and numbness in my foot and leg for the last two bouts, the most recent of which has been of varying intensity for 2-3 months.
Obviously my primary concern is MS, and I've sought diagnosis. Blood tests all come back negative, lumbar MRI is all 100% normal, but brain MRI came back with 5 white matter lesions <6mm in diameter, and none in contact with my ventricles or cortex. Dr I've been seeing is sorta avoiding telling me anything, but had said the lesions aren't incredibly alarming.
Big question: how normal is it for a 20-something year old to have multiple white matter lesions? All the information I've been able to find is in regard to individuals 50yo+, those with MS, or those with a condition that's been ruled out for me in differential testing.
Sorry for the long-winded question, help is appreciated!