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Why do my joints hurt. Could it be autoimmune disease?

Why do my joints hurt. Could it be autoimmune disease?

Could be: Your joint pains could be caused by many things, and autoimmune disorders are a possiblitiy but not necessarily the cause. Simple arthritis, to rheumatoid, to lymes disease are other possiblities. The long and short of it is, you need to see a dr. For a clinical evaluation and get the proper testing and diagnosis to be sure, and then get the proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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 ...Read more


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How to get fast relief from aches of muscles and joints in autoimmune disease?

Steroids: Auto immune disease is usually treated with immunosuppressive medications such as steroids Talk to your own MD ...Read more

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Which autoimmune diseases cause joint pain headaches and positive ana?

Which autoimmune diseases cause joint pain headaches and positive ana?

Many different: Causes, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. You need to see a rhematologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have hives, joint aches, extreme coldness and fatigue....do I have an autoimmune disease? I am a 31 year old female who is extremely active

I have hives, joint aches, extreme coldness and fatigue....do I have an autoimmune disease? I am a 31 year old female who is extremely active

?: The symptoms you listed can just be due to viral illness, or a reaction to a medication you are on or received lately, or something else more common than an autoimmune disorder, given that you sound healthy otherwise, kindly visit your doctor, present your concerns, it is much easier to rule out an autoimmune disease than to confirm it, wish you wellness, ...Read more

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I have PAD pos ANA. Muscle joint pain. What are early symptoms of autoimmune disease flare? I have rheumy. Stop seeing because I wasn't having symps

I have PAD pos ANA. Muscle joint pain. What are early symptoms of autoimmune disease flare? I have rheumy. Stop seeing because I wasn't having symps

Define PAD: PAD means peripheral artery disease. This would be unusual in your age group depending on the rest of your symptoms and findings. A +ANA is seen is autoimmune disease but is only a clue and by itself is not diagnostic. It can be seen in other clinicial settings and is not diagnostic alone. You best decision is to return to see your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disease create bone pain, not only joint pain? Feels like someone's hitting me with a hammer in my bones randomly follow by dull pain

Can autoimmune disease create bone pain, not only joint pain? Feels like someone's hitting me with a hammer in my bones randomly follow by dull pain

Unusual: I presume that you are not on any statin drug which can cause bone pain. Have joint hypermobility also makes you more prone to get joint problems but not the bone itself. Have your seen an orthopedist or rheumatologist? I note that you are not on calcium supplement. Do you have any risk factor for osteoporosis? ...Read more

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Is there a autoimmune disease that gives you stomach aches, bloaty stomach and joint pain in a child? If so please list them

Is there a autoimmune disease that gives you stomach aches, bloaty stomach and joint pain in a child? If so please list them

Autoimmune disease: Classic worry is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis although other autoimmune issues can arise in children, though much less frequently than adults. It could also be a food intolerance or even a food allergy....Discuss at length with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a little vitiligo on my glans that never spreaded with time. Father has psoriasis. Now I have neck and joint pain. Autoimmune disease?

I have a little vitiligo on my glans that never spreaded with time. Father has psoriasis. Now I have neck and joint pain. Autoimmune disease?

Not necessarily: Most joint pains are not from autoimmune disease but from osteoarthritis. However if the joints involved are swollen and warm, then an autoimmune disease is possible. At this point, if Naproxen relieves the joint problem, you may continue with it. But if the problem gets worse, consult your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What helps stiff joints? I have trouble moving my legs once they have set in a position esp in the a.M. 22yo & being screened for autoimmune diseases

What helps stiff joints? I have trouble moving my legs once they have set in a position esp in the a.M. 22yo & being screened for autoimmune diseases

Restless leg: Perhaps from restless leg syndrome if the problem is most noticeable on awakening. However you also have finger burning and swelling and thus you need to see a neurologist about this. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases can cause severe pain in most of a persons bones/muscles/joints? ANA was normal, so PCP says not Lupus. I need suggestions.

What autoimmune diseases can cause severe pain in most of a persons bones/muscles/joints? ANA was normal, so PCP says not Lupus. I need suggestions.

Polyarthritis: Several diseases and conditions can cause polyarthritis. I would suggest you make an immediate in-person appointment with a Rheumatologist to evaluate the range of motion of your joints, any joint changes related to a myriad of causes. Don't guess at your problem. Physicians are taught to diagnose based on your medical history, chief complaint, laboratory tests and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Seen rheumatologist coz of dry eyes n multiple joint pain. Doc said I have no autoimmune disease without doing any blood test. How can he be so sure?

Seen rheumatologist coz of dry eyes n multiple joint pain. Doc said I have no autoimmune disease without doing any blood test. How can he be so sure?

Sjogren's?: You need to see a rheumatologist to sort out your problem. Off hand, I think the presence of dry eyes and joint pain points to Sjogren's syndrome which can be confirmed by blood tests. ...Read more

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ESR, TSH normal. Dry eyes, dry lips, joint pain. Autoimmune disease? What further tests needed?

ESR, TSH normal. Dry eyes, dry lips, joint pain. Autoimmune disease? What further tests needed?

See rheum: You need to consult a rheumatologist. Sjogren's syndrome comes to mind. ...Read more

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I have joint pain and sometimes feel fever, twitching. Ana 1:40 but Rf, anti ccp, anti dna, anti sm, crp, Esr, scl-70 are negative, autoimmune disease?

I have joint pain and sometimes feel fever, twitching. Ana 1:40 but Rf, anti ccp, anti dna, anti sm, crp, Esr, scl-70 are negative, autoimmune disease?

Consultation advised: Unfortunately, Medicine is much too complicated to be able to give helpful advice on the basis of such limited information. An IN BOX Text consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from your consultant. Http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body.
Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
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What do autoimmune diseases attack?

What do autoimmune diseases attack?

Autoimmune diseases: 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 cells, platelets etc. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune diseases very common?

Yes.: Most people with hypothyroidism have the disease hashimoto's thyroiditis. When you add psoriasis, colitis to the diseases ra, spondyloarthritis, type 1 diabetes, and onward, you have a majorpercentage of american's having an "autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What can cause an autoimmune disease?

What can cause an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune diseases: 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 cells, platelets etc. ...Read more

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How does someone get autoimmune disease?

How does someone get autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease: It is not fully understood and reasarch is still on. It happens in idividuals who are genetically susceptible triggered by an offending agent which could be a bacteria, virus, environemental toxins, drugs, food allergens, radiation, chemicals, hormonal to name a few. It is a flu like onset with fatigue followed by symtoms referable to the target organ, tissue or cell that is affected. ...Read more

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What family members get autoimmune diseases?

No certainity: Although autoimmune disease have high genetic transmission rates, I do not know if you can say who will get what until signs/symptoms appear. So the best advice I can give is that you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of conditions which are prevalent in your family and be vigilant and honest in recognizing them and taking action to be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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How can someone contract autoimmune disease?

How can someone contract autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease: It is not fully understood and reasarch is still on. It happens in idividuals who are genetically susceptible triggered by an offending agent which could be a bacteria, virus, environemental toxins, drugs, food allergens, radiation, chemicals, hormonal to name a few. It is a flu like onset with fatigue followed by symtoms referable to the target organ, tissue or cell that is affected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what autoimmune diseases are?

Body attacks itself: Autoimmunity is when the infection-fighting system turns against the body. Examples include many cases of hypothyroidism, some joint problems (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), ms, psorias and inflammatory bowel disease (eg, crohn's). ...Read more

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Are there drugs to treat autoimmune diseases?

Yes: Yes. There are many medications to treat autoimmune diseases, depending on the specific disease. ...Read more

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How are diet and autoimmune diseases related?

Maybe not at all: People will often espouse the supposed benefits of certain foods or supplements in helping to treat autoimmune diseases or in making those diseases worse. The trouble is there are virtually no large controlled studies that clearly substantiate these opinions. Until that happens, I remain very skeptical. ...Read more

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What are the most common autoimmune diseases?

Depends on field: For general diseases in all fields these are some if the most common: SLE, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Difficult to know: There are many different autoimmune diseases, and each fits into separate categories. Many create arthritis, kidney failure, rashes, hepatitis, etc. You would be better off picking one illness and repeating your question. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an autoimmune disease?

Ask your doctor: The autoimmune diseases are a complex group of diseases with many different types of symptoms. If you are concerned your first step should be to ask your doctor. Most of these diseases are diagnosed based on your medical history and physical examination followed by lab to help confirm a clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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How can someone contract an autoimmune disease?

How can someone contract an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease: It is not fully understood and reasarch is still on. It happens in idividuals who are genetically susceptible triggered by an offending agent which could be a bacteria, virus, environemental toxins, drugs, food allergens, radiation, chemicals, hormonal to name a few. It is a flu like onset with fatigue followed by symtoms referable to the target organ, tissue or cell that is affected. ...Read more

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How do individuals develop autoimmune diseases?

How do individuals develop autoimmune diseases?

Excess immune stimul: A manifestation of excess immune stimulation which leads to inflammation of your tissues- myelin in ms, joints in ra...
The immune stress can be environment edible, infectious...
Chronic stress leads to compensatory changes in adrenal, thyroid & other hormones wreaking metabolic havoc in your system.
Plus other stressors contribute- poor diet, lack of sleep...
Genetics play roll
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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. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more