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Choices leaflet: Diagnosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can present different symptoms in different people at different times and the process of diagnosis can be a lengthy one for some. Formal diagnosis is based on a number of things such as looking into medical history, neurological examinations and a series of tests. Other conditions need to be ruled out before a diagnosis can be confirmed. 

Diagnosis (Web page version)

Diagnosis (PDF Choices booklet)

Diagnosis (Word Choices booklet)

Other useful resources

Is it MS?


Symptom diary (PDF document)

Symptom diary (Word document)

Newly diagnosed?

Download a copy of our newly diagnosed booklet or order a printed copy using our form

Newly diagnosed booklet (PDF document)