A 46-year-old female asked:
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20 year history of recurrent mouth ulcers. I think when stressed. Dr wants to test for lupus. Arthritis. Chrons hepatitis do have slight finger stifness write type and ply hky. Is this all necessary?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Yes: This sounds like some sort of inflammatory/autoimmune disorder and these tests will help determine which one. While they can have similar symptoms, the treatments are very different.
Answered on Dec 13, 2013

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