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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
Negative: Sarcoid is not usually associated with +ana. However, +ana can occur in up to 10% of the population, so there may be some overlap.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
Depends: Excess activity or weight lifting can contribute to the symptoms you describe. You should talk to your doctor for a full evaluation if your symptoms p... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
No: Venous stasis is more associated with vascular ( circulation) problems. If you are concerned about lupus, you can talk to your primary doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
No: Not to my knowledge. Some studies are suggestive but there are no conclusive studies linking aspartame and joint pain as far as i know. If you're not ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
Avoid purine foods.: You should try to avoid alcohol and purine-rich foods such as organ meats ( liver, kidneys, gizzards) or shellfish. Also drinking milk and consuming v... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
Possibly: There is insufficient information in your question to determine whether you have sarcoidosis or not. You should definitely see a doctor if you are not... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lafferty
32 years experience
Yes: There is a condition called discoid lupus where patients have scarring, especially on their scalp. There is also a condition called subacute cutaneous... Read More
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