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Should i see a specialist for wegener s granulomatosis or can my regular doctor take care of it

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Dr. Kimberly Liang
18 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune disease: Like all autoimmune diseases, the cause is not really known, but likely a combination of genetic factors and environmental exposures (e.g., infections ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If needed: Your primary care physician may be managing your disease well. However, if you are having constant flare-ups of lung and/or kidney diseases, along wit ... Read More
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Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
WG: Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a rare disease that causes the walls of blood vessels to become inflamed (called vasculitis). This limits blood flow ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Yes: Wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the lungs, kidneys, and oth ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatologist: Check with american college of rheumatology for a rheumatologist near you.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ankle swelling: Any good family doctor should be able to handle the diagnosis and management of chills just fine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Specialist: Keep your primary care in the loop but a heme/onc doc should be involved with leukemia.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience Travel Medicine
Regular Doctor: Your regular doctor should be able to guide you through a re-hydration strategy, starting with exploring, and treating, why you are dehydrated in the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic Pain: Chronic pain can often be managed by your primary care doctor -- start there first - -pain management may be a necessary referral in difficult cases.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Tenosynovitis: Start with your primary care doctor -- we can often make helpful recommendations. If your symptoms are moderate-severe, we may refer you to a special ... Read More

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