Is it possible for lesions to disappear?

I had an MRI showing 5 lesions on the brain in 2001. My recent MRI showed the same 5, but more appeared and 3 on the spinal cord. I’m quite aware mine most likely won’t go, as they have been there a decade and more appeared, but curious if it’s possible for them to ever disappear? Or is it scar tissue so will always be there, whether or not causing current symptoms?


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  • Erin Rush moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi Gemma Kennedy! It is possible for lesions to disappear, but even if they do, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will experience a lessening of MS symptoms. While not everyone experiences diminishing lesions, some of our members have and perhaps they will share their experiences here. Here is a thread that includes some discussion of disappearing lesions, mostly related to CIS (Clinically Isolated Syndrome). I hope this answers you question and thanks for reaching out!
    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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