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A 28-year-old female asked:

My left hand and arm have been going numb, with shoulder and neck stiffness in morning. previously tested positive for anti dsdna. gp thinks nothing?

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Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Need more evaluation: Numbness may be nerve-related and you may need neurology evaluation. It may be metabolic, like thyroid or sugar. It may be mental, like anxiety disorder. Positive anti-dsDNA antibody test may indicate an autoimmune disease such as lupus. You need to see a rheumatologist for further testing to confirm this or remove this as a possible cause.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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