G35.9: Multiple sclerosis, unspecified
You have multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is often abbreviated to MS. With multiple sclerosis, the brain and spinal cord can become inflamed in different places. The cause of this disorder is not yet known. The brain is made up of several areas. For example, the cerebrum is used to think and plan actions. In the cerebellum, movements are initialized and coordinated. The brain stem is responsible for various unconscious tasks such as breathing. The brain stem passes into the spinal cord. The spinal cord begins at the brain. The spinal cord runs in the spinal column. Nerves run from the brain to the organs, skin and muscles, and back again, via the spinal cord.
Depending on which areas of the brain or spinal cord are damaged, one may have different symptoms. The severity of the symptoms may vary, too. Someone’s vision may be impaired, for example. Or they may perceive certain stimuli, such as touch and heat, less well. They may also feel a tingling or pain. The person may no longer be able to move certain parts of their body properly. There may also be many other symptoms.
The symptoms also depend on the severity of the inflammation. For example, there may be times when the inflammation is less severe. The symptoms may then be fewer or non-existent. There may also be times when the inflammation is more severe. The symptoms may then be more severe.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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