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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases That Cause Joint Pain

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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 ...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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Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Too many: Many autoimmune diseases can cause the symptoms you described except for kidney infection. However they can cause kidney damages. Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, MCTD. Just to name a few. ...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.
Take care. ...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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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Had allergic reaction to Cephalexin. Could this cause an autoimmune disease to activate? Such as rheumatoid arthritis? Having never befoe joint pain

Had allergic reaction to Cephalexin. Could this cause an autoimmune disease to activate? Such as rheumatoid arthritis? Having never befoe joint pain

Arthritis,: As a sequel to drug allergic reaction, can sometimes occur, not as a result of an autoimmune process, but a different immunologic mechanism and clears with time. If you believe your condition is really bothersome, you may want to see a rheumatologist for assessment, good luck ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Bloods and physicals from 2 rheumatolgists ruled out autoimmune. I have boughts of anxiety & joint pain. Even fingertips and teeth?

I have anxiety. Bloods and physicals from 2 rheumatolgists ruled out autoimmune. I have boughts of anxiety & joint pain. Even fingertips and teeth?

Possibilities: As a different thought, you may want to check in with a holistic dentist and do some research on your own... Sounds like you are searching for a solution. You can find a list of accredited biological & holistic dentists as well as a wealth of information at; www. Iaomt. Org www. Iabdm. Org consumers for dental choice www. Toxicteeth. Org
the human detoxification system - www. Quicksilverscientific. Com. ...Read more

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Is joint pain worse or better in the cold with autoimmune? And what can I do to make it better without meds? Exercise? Stretching? Toning?

Is joint pain worse or better in the cold with autoimmune? And what can I do to make it better without meds? Exercise? Stretching? Toning?

See details: Generally temps do not effect joint pain all that much. Humidity and drops in barometric pressure have greater effect. Beware trying to treat autoimmune causes of arthritis by so-called natural means. These are systemic inflammatory diseases that carry great risk. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have PAD in legs. Increased muscle joint pain. Positive ANA. What are early signs of autoimmune flare? I have a rheumy but stopped seeing her.

I have PAD in legs. Increased muscle joint pain. Positive ANA. What are early signs of autoimmune flare? I have a rheumy but stopped seeing her.

Go See Rheumy: And by Rheumy, I mean your rheumatologist. Positive ANA as my wife commonly states (rheumatologist) is not diagnostic of anything and can be positive in a variety of conditions. Honestly your rheumatologist is the best person to interpret a flareup vs. Other. ...Read more

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Father has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, I also have joint pain. Does that mean an autoimmune disease will pass on to my son as well?

Father has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, I also have joint pain. Does that mean an autoimmune disease will pass on to my son as well?

Not 100%: While your son will have an increased chance, it is not for certain he will have an autoimmune disorder. He has a different mother with different genetics as do you and your father. ...Read more

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Autoimmune diseases that cause low parathyroid levels?

Autoimmune diseases that cause low parathyroid levels?

Hypercalcemia!: A low PTH means hypercalcemia! There are many diagnoses! See either a endocrine or rheumatology specialist! ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

2ways: Autoimmune diseases can suppress bone marrow production of white cells or can cause the destruction of circulating white cells. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes over productive salivary glands?

Not typical: Typically an autoimmune disorder will not cause excess saliva. Reflux, new dentures, infection, pregnancy, or new medications can cause excess saliva. Some conditions affect muscle coordination and they can be associated with excess saliva. ...Read more

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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...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


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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