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what is the difference between lupus and crohns

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
IBD, IBS: These are three totally different conditions. Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder. Ibd (inflammatory b ... Read More
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Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
U can not: Symptoms can be similar. Hustory, exam, blood work, tests, enfodcopy etc. Can help narrow the diagnosis. Ibs is usually when nothing else matches.
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Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
Tricky: Best bet is to see a rheumatologist first as this person deals with autoimmune disease all the time. They will do the proper work up and help direct ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No way to compare: These are two totally different diseases. The answer depends on disease severity in each case.
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Both can be: Mild with little Sx and both can be quite severe. It individual severity of disease that counts!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
No. : Canker sores or aphthous ulcers are not contagious. However, the origin is an autoimmune response of your body. Crowns and lupus have an autoimmune ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, no: The studies show that dentin is not recognized as a self structure by the immunologic system, being the component of the tooth makes it impossible. Ho ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: Not to my knowledge.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
About Crohn's disea.: Crohn's disease is inherited through genes and is not contagious. It can be painful when flare-ups occur and may affect any part of the digestive syst ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Health psychologist: Most lab tests have some degree of error, but they are probably correct. In any case, it might really help to have sessions w/ a therapist specializin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Teasing out the pain: Sometimes the sx are not from the sle or ibd. Fibromyalgia (fms) afflicts 20% of lupus patients. This is a non-inflamatory pain syndrome. Primary symp ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Does not make sense: No one could have that many diagnoses. Something is grossly wrong. Start from the beginning and get another opinion. See a rheumatologist (or another ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Steatorrhea : Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain me ... Read More
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