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symptoms lupus vs rheumatoid arthritis

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Couple: Of possibilities. If this is your regular pain involving multiple joints and not controlled by the dose that usually controls your flares you might ne ... Read More
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, no ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Both can be bad: As a whole rheumatoid arthritis attacks your joints and tendons but can be controlled medically in most patients. Lupus can affect the entire body mor ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: Either disease can be relatively mild or very severe. Lupus has the potential to be more severe because it is more likely to cause major internal orga ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not.: You would best speak with a marine recruiter for the answer. My guess is these diseases would disqualify the affected individual from serving.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Tests are accurate: If you have the right tests theses are quite accurate.You should discuss with your doctor who ordered the tests, because he knows your clinical histor ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Neither: Neither. They are independent diseases.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood yest: Often overlap. Both being positive suggests some autoimmune phenomenon.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
URTI and flares: A possibility but not definitive or highly probable. Flares can be triggered by many and any things. Drink plenty of fluids/electrolytes and rest a l ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This answer will change as we know more about RA & lupus. From several large family studies, the risk of an offspring to develop an autoimmune conditi ... Read More
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