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Can testing be done to see if you have a connective tissue disorder

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Conn Tissue Dz: You may have had an ANA test, which may be positive. Low positive--1:80 may not mean much. The test is not specific for any connective tissue diseas ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
20 years experience Rheumatology
What test: Depends on which test was positive and for which connective tissue disorder.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Rheumatologist: Talk to a rheumatologist to confirm your diagnosis. Blood tests might be needed. A minimum of a yearly follow up is needed provided no other symptoms ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Follow up: Follow up with the doctor, have the wound evaluated and get the biopsy results.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
5 years ago?: Skin biopsy is not always specific in diagnosing a disease. Are you still suffering from the same condition, has the condition progressed, do you have ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not ignored: Are you on an estrogen preparation ? Estrogen can increase the ESR although not to the degree noted. Since this points to inflammation, you shouldn't ... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No, you shouldn't. : This elevated ESR suggests an ongoing inflammatory response, and in the absence of a known infection or acute tissue damage and repair, i'd be concern ... Read More
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Chronic illness : Low grade fever and ESR greater than 100 is of concern and could be due to several reason including occult sepsis, inflammatory disorders, maligna ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: It depends on which connective tissue disorder. I ask my patients with lupus to avoid them. The risk is that several ct disorders may be associated wi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Why do you say so?: Have you suffered from symptoms suggesting connective tissue disorder? Remember we are never born equal in function and anatomy. Hence, I would not wo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
No: Ms is an autoimmune neurological condition.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Despite some "pop" claims, they're seldom related. Pectus has no relationship to "connective tissue disorders" like lupus and scleroderma. The relatio ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible.: What kind of connective tissue disease? Sometimes rheumatologic disease comes and goes. Sometimes they disappear. For most of them there are good t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on which disease you have and how much weight you are using. But in moderate amounts, and as long as it doesn't cause any excessive pain, y ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are too many possible causes to even begin to list them. The ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. If your symptoms sug ... Read More
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