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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases And Back And Hip Pain

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
498 Doctors shared insights

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 ...Read more


Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Thomas Josa Dr. Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
35 years in practice
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Is there autoimmune disease that attacks ur spine? Spinal disease... Spine has degenerated extremely in past 6 ys, 7 spinal surgeries many more 2 com

Is there autoimmune disease that attacks ur spine? Spinal disease... Spine has degenerated extremely in past 6 ys, 7 spinal surgeries many more 2 com

There are: Seronegative spondyloarthropathies can attack the spine; however they do not cause degenerative disk disease which is what it sounds like you have diagnosed with. Imaging is able to distinguish between the two. Talk to your doctor to clarify your diagnosis.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Is it rare for an autoimmune disease to only cause lower back pain?

Is it rare for an autoimmune disease to only cause lower back pain?

Yes but...: A condition known as ankylosing spondilitis may affect only the spine.

Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami Dr. Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism
32 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan Dr. Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand Dr. Hand
Radiology
17 years in practice
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine
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How do you know if back pain is from an autoimmune disease? Would it have appeared on an MRI or ct?

How do you know if back pain is from an autoimmune disease? Would it have appeared on an MRI or ct?

Not necessarily.: Not necessarily. To accurately diagnose an autoimmune disease requires blood tests and usually referral to a rheumatologist.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Scott Selinger Dr. Selinger
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Monocytosis. Discovered in blood tests dating back few yrs, always denied, can any doc on here help? Not myeoprolif disorder. What autoimmune diseases?

Monocytosis. Discovered in blood tests dating back few yrs, always denied, can any doc on here help? Not myeoprolif disorder. What autoimmune diseases?

Too many causes: Monocytosis is not very specific for any condition and can be seen with numerous things including pregnancy, people without spleens, inflammatory conditions like ulcerative colitis/crohns, numerous autoimmune conditions, and sometimes with stress and depression. Overall it does not mean anything unless taken in the context of why the blood test was ordered and what symptoms are present.

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Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?

I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?

Neurosarcoid: Your sarcoidosis is more advanced then average with lesions involving the nervous system and bone marrow. Involvement of red blood cell-producing areas in your bones is resulting in reactivation of dormant bone marrow regions to maintain an adequate supply of blood elements. You need a sarcoid specialist experienced with the use of immunosuppressive drugs.

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Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
Neurology
32 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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I developed RA and Fibro after Cervical Spine fusion with implants. C 5-7. I believe I have allergic autoimmune disease. Can that be reversed?

I developed RA and Fibro after Cervical Spine fusion with implants. C 5-7. I believe I have allergic autoimmune disease. Can that be reversed?

Fibromyalgia: Is probably not an auto-immune disorder. You can discuss the natural history of sero-positive arthritis with a rheumatologist. Silicon implants can cause major problems, and there is a whole branch of science that has sprung up around induced auto-immune conditions with surgical implantation. Treatments are many and the rheumatologist knows more than anyone else what to do about this.

Dr. Paul Rosen Dr. Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology
years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Is extreme burning in the back of your head (with low grade fever and an intense brain vibration feeling) a common symptom of an autoimmune disease?

Fever and headache: With a fever, the first thing to consider would be a possible infection. Autoimmune diseases are typically considered once an infection or other conditions have been ruled out.

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Ebv positive had lumbar puncture if EBV infection showed in the spinal fluid what is the outcome of this would it prove to my doc autoimmune disease?

Not necessarily: Ebv is very common, and many younger pts experience infectious mononucleosis, but very few go on to develop an autoimmune condition of any type. Assume the lumbar puncture was done to look at possible central nervous system disease, perhaps ms, and typically, most doctors would not order ebv titers in spinal fluid. Perhaps you need to schedule a conference with your doctor and get more info.

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What autoimmune diseases may cause raised ALT, ankle pain, chest pain, spine & shoulder pain without ANA, HLA B27 being positive?

What autoimmune diseases may cause raised ALT, ankle pain, chest pain, spine & shoulder pain without ANA, HLA B27 being positive?

Not many: Sounds like you have already had a "work-up" for your symptoms (ANA. HLA B27 are not :common" tests The raised ALT may or may not be associated with your other symptoms. Do you have a liver problem? Hepatitis B, C often cause associated joint problems. Get this checked out by the same Health Care Provider who obtained the blood tests you mention Hope this helps Dr Z

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Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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