U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old member asked:

how is sjgrens formally diagnosed?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Several ways: History, physical examination, lab tests for sjogren's antibodies and on occasion a "lip biopsy" removing some minor salivary glands from inside the lower lip to examine them microscopically.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Sjogren's syndrome: Sjogren's syndrome can be difficult to diagnose because the signs and symptoms vary from person to person and can be similar to those caused by other diseases. Side effects of some medications also mimic signs and symptoms of sjogren's syndrome. A variety of tests can help rule out other conditions and help pinpoint a diagnosis of sjogren's syndrome. Please see your doctor for evaluation.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Related questions

A 39-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 28-year-old male asked:
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Aug 24, 2013

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.