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Problems with Laboratory Specimens

Specimen collection and preservation may create laboratory problems. Probably the most frequent offender is contamination of urine from female patients by vaginal or labial secretions. Using more than 10 squamous epithelial cells per low-power field in a centrifuged urine sediment as the index of probable contamination, my surveys have found this present in 20%-30% of […]

Problems with urination and bowels

Urinary and bowel function problems probably cause the most inconvenience to a person with MS. They can be embarrassing to cope with and may be the ones most difficult to discuss with your doctor. As such symptoms in MS are likely to result from damage to the spinal cord, they may also be associated with […]