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Can anesthesia trigger a flare of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms?

The risk that your multiple sclerosis (MS) would act up with general anesthesia or an epidural is very low. There has been some concern that spinal blocks as an anesthetic could have a prolonged effect in people with MS, but this generally applies when significant disability is involved.

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