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Grandma has lupus, mom has positive ANA results, other grandma arthritis. Dr thinks I may have lupus. What are chances. Please help! Life expectancy?

Grandma has lupus, mom has positive ANA results, other grandma arthritis. Dr thinks I may have lupus. What are chances. Please help! Life expectancy?

Check out these: Clarify and confirm with your dr about the diagnosis of lupus. Life span depends upon the severity of involvement of vital organs esp. Kidneys and heart. God bless u! http://www. Lupus. Org/ http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lupus/ds00115. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumatoid Arthritis, even if early you need more than Aleve (naproxen) twice a day. If you are not seeing a Rheumtologist, please see one. ...Read more

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I have spinal arthritis. The Dr. About a year ago diagnosed me in my L2 area. Every time the weather gets cold my body aches and calves hurt bad.

I have spinal arthritis. The Dr. About a year ago diagnosed me in my L2 area. Every time the weather gets cold my body aches and calves hurt bad.

Exercise/PT: I would get both a PT evaluation and consult a personal trainer a your local gym. Contrary to older views, exercise is a mainstay of arthritis therapy. ...Read more

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62yr male w/gerd & arthritis. 1 dr said take arthrotec, another said arthrotec was hard on kidneys & liver & to take Advil (ibuprofen) with maloxx. Please advise.

62yr male w/gerd & arthritis. 1 dr said take arthrotec, another said arthrotec was hard on kidneys & liver & to take Advil (ibuprofen) with maloxx. Please advise.

Different suggestion: Misoprostil and diclofenac are the active ingredients in Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). Diclofenac is the NSAID for arthritis and misoprostil is used to prevent NSAID ulcers. Studies show short term protection is about equal for misoprostil and omrprazole, but misoprostil has a higher relapse rate and more side effects. Maalox reduces heartburn but does not protect from ulcers, so your NSAID plus Omeprazole best. ...Read more

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Hip joint popping out of place for yrs. Pain severe. Can't walk or sit. Can get back in 5min. Now hip joint pain chronic. Never saw dr. Arthritis?

Hip joint popping out of place for yrs. Pain severe. Can't walk or sit. Can get back in 5min. Now hip joint pain chronic. Never saw dr. Arthritis?

Require Workup: This is going to require a workup. The key word here is "severe". If you are having that much pain, you need to see someone and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have meniscus tear and arthritis under knee dr said joint replacement not arthroscopic surgery is long lasting help more do u agree?

I have meniscus tear and arthritis under knee dr said joint replacement not arthroscopic surgery is long lasting help more do u agree?

Arthritis: Hi, in older people with Arthritis the treatment for Meniscal tear is knee replacement rather than repair. Because the tear is most likely caused by the Arthritic joint. A study has been done and published in New England journal of Medicine and it shows Knee replacement is superior to repair, also Physical therapy in some cases is as equal to the surgery. ...Read more

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I have moderate arthritis in my neck, dr said in ten years.  I probably won't be able to move it. What can be done for this? In pain a lot my neck aches const

I have moderate arthritis in my neck, dr said in ten years.  I probably won't be able to move it. What can be done for this? In pain a lot my neck aches const

Neck pain: It should be avoidable. Check your vit. D level and your autoimmune status to rule out rheumatoid. If there is positive finding, seek appropriate physician's help and get treatment accordingly. If no abnormal findings, find a physical therapist or rehabilitation physician to teach you neck exercise and perform routinely. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/deg arthritis in lower back. Dr said steroid injection won't help but suggested another injection that numbs disc nerves. What is this?

Diagnosed w/deg arthritis in lower back. Dr said steroid injection won't help but suggested another injection that numbs disc nerves. What is this?

Facet blocks: Likely referring to injecting nerves supplying the facet joints followed by radio frequency ablations of those nerves. Can be helpful in cases with documented facet disease, but results are not universally predictable. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic knee surg. Aug. 9, after I took up jogging, sudden pain. Dr saw arthritis, shaved cartilage behind knee. Still hurts to walk.?

Call ur Dr: Ask the surgeon whether or not thy expect the pain to persist temporarily and for how long. Get a follow up if not get second opinion. ...Read more

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery july 2013, dr found arthritis in during surgery, and now it hurts to straighten my leg out is that normal?

I had knee arthroscopic surgery july 2013, dr found arthritis in during surgery, and now it hurts to straighten my leg out is that normal?

Very commom: Your symptoms seem to from your knee cap (patella). Chondromalacia patella likely. This responds well to therapy, activity modification and nsaid's. ...Read more

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Husband has daily knee, elbow & sometimes shoulder pain. Knees throb, stiff in mornings. Dr said blood test neg for arthritis. What kind of dr to see?

Husband has daily knee, elbow & sometimes shoulder pain. Knees throb, stiff in mornings. Dr said blood test neg for arthritis. What kind of dr to see?

Rheumatologist: Some types of arthritis can be diagnosed by history, physical examination, and sometimes X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI. Not all of the 120 painful musculoskeletal conditions show up on a positive blood test. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have pain in joints, off and on swelling in knees (looks like sack of water around knee area). Blood work normal for arthritis or gout so dr. Says I don't have either. Any suggestions appreciated.

I have pain in joints, off and on swelling in knees (looks like sack of water around knee area). Blood work normal for arthritis or gout so dr. Says I don't have either. Any suggestions appreciated.

Blood test not 100%: My advice is to seek a rheumatologist, if you do truly have fluid in the knees then this should be taken out and analyzed. This can help with diagnosing what is really going on. ...Read more

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My Dr diagnosed me with arthritis I know its progressive disease is it possible that it would start affecting me in a matter of months?

My Dr diagnosed me with arthritis I know its progressive disease is it possible that it would start affecting me in a matter of months?

2 kinds of arthritis: There are differant types of arthritis. One is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis which comes from usage like a seamstress developing arthritis in her hands. This is very common especially on the back, knees and hips. The other type is inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis and these are progressive diseases which need to be treated. Either can become symptomatic at any time. ...Read more

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Why won't my dr tell me what kind of arthritis I have? Have had all kinds of test, never received a diagnosis. Don't make since, not being treated.

Why won't my dr tell me what kind of arthritis I have? Have had all kinds of test, never received a diagnosis. Don't make since, not being treated.

Doesn't know: Maybe the doctor doesn't know the exact type of arthritis, as there are over 100 different types. Http://goo. Gl/rxbkd you might want to see a different doctor and see if that helps. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read more

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What is arthritis?

What is arthritis?

Inflammation: Autoimmune arthritis is when the body attacks the joint lining and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are other forms of arthritis, such as after trauma to the joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more