A 14-year-old female asked:
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i think i might have lupus, i don't know if i need to go to the doctor and i am scared the doctors won't believe me.

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
There are blood: tests so the diagnosis is usually easy
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

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