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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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What can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle spasms in the back, and hip pain?

What can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle spasms in the back, and hip pain?

May not be related: The muscle issue could be related but not the pelvic inflammatory specifically disease. You need a specific diagnosis to help direct your physician's therapy. ...Read more

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I've tenonsynovitus since i went to uk, 2010 and i'm still NT recover. I'd back to malaysia, is it cause by overdo or the whether or autoimmune disease?

I've tenonsynovitus since i went to uk, 2010 and i'm still NT recover. I'd back to malaysia, is it cause by overdo or the whether or autoimmune disease?

See orthopedist: It appears that your tenosynovitis has never healed and you should consult an orthopedic doctor to find out what can be done about it before further damages or scarring occurs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would a +ANA only occur when you have the symptoms of a autoimmune disease. I had ANA test a while back it was neg. Then had another one it was pos?

Would a +ANA only occur  when you have the symptoms of a autoimmune disease. I had ANA test a while back it was neg. Then had another one it was pos?

Other causes: There are a number of conditions that can cause an elevated ANA besides Autoimmunitiy. I could just be temporary. ...Read more

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I had the standard blood tests for autoimmune diseases (no symptoms) all the tests came back normal except ANA of pos 1.4. Should i be concerned?

See below: Close to 30% of patients will have positive ana. If you did not have symptoms of autoimmune disease, it is not clear to me why this was performed. Odds are in your favor that you probably have nothing to worry about with you currently reporting no symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have an autoimmune disease even if every test comes back negative ? They ran a lot multiple times

Auto immune disease: Though unlikely it is possible. There are many tests doctors perform as indicated by clinical features. It is difficult to presume what you ' mean by all tests' as there are numerous tests to evaluate auto immune disease . Many of auto immune disease tests are interpreted in conjunction with your symptoms and what the doctors find in their exams. ...Read more

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How would u know if back pain is from an autoimmune disease or infection? I've had mris, cts, cbc, CBC w/ diff.

How would u know if back pain is from an autoimmune disease or infection? I've had mris, cts, cbc, CBC w/ diff.

See details: Back pain is not a component of autoimmune diseases per se. Infection involving the spine causes severe pain and fevers. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more