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Autoimmune Diseases Cause Night Sweats
I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?
Get seen: Maybe one woman in 4 has a positive ANA but seems fine. I'd stop worrying about the ANA. I doubt you have leukemia but you need a complete history and physical exam and basic labs (CBC, chem profile, urinalysis) by a competent physician. Night sweats are serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have auto-immune hepitis and i recently have a lump below the rib cage on my right back side with night sweats could I have cancer?
Not likely, but: ...It definitely should be checked out. You should see your liver specialist. ...Read more
See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Inflammation can cause intestinal permeability with leakage of protein and toxins and infections into the blood stream that cause the immune system to become activated. Once activated the immune system can have a variety of responses to the invader, one of which is against the bodies own tissue- hence an autoimmune reaction as seen in crohns, celiac, thyroiditis, pernicious anemia and others. ...Read more
Why is the ultimate cause of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura unknown, aside it being an autoimmune disease?
Life reality...: Life reality tells us that behind what we know always still hide a lot of what we do not know, which may be in time revealed or even proved to be false/ conflicting; that is the facts of life so we have to learn how to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more
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
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
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