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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.

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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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Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated.

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What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

Autoimmune: Complex question. Any autoimmune disorder that can alter the central nervous system could cause sensory changes. Ms, lupus, sjogren's and many diseases that are not exactly autoimmune but cause inflammation or demyelination can cause this (b12 deficiency, et al). There are some peripheral neuropathies that can be autoimmune and cause numbness. See a good neurologist.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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?

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Which autoimmune disease or other process causes big toes to suddenly deviate into other toes, creating painful bunions, and the pisiform bones in wrists to enlarge at the same time?

Which autoimmune disease or other process causes big toes to suddenly deviate into other toes, creating painful bunions, and the pisiform bones in wrists to enlarge at the same time?

Destructive joints: There are inflammatory arthritites that can cause deviation and destruction of small joints: rhuematoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, etc. See your doctor for a referral to a rheumatologist if you are concerned. Hope that helps!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

RPC: As a rheumatologist, I have quite a few patients with relapsing polychondritis (RPC). Patient is do respond to therapy but do require routine evaluations every 3-4 months. There are multiple drugs that may be used but this depends on clinical findings as well as laboratory and imaging findings. I recommend that you be seen by a rheumatologist.

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Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! does this mean that i don't have an autoimmune disease?

Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! does this mean that i don't have an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disorders: Esr is an inflammatory marker tha is elevated in inflammatory disorders, anemia , pregnancy, , kidney cancers , tb, lymphoma to name a few. It measures rate at which red cells sediment in a test tube in 1 hour. It is used more to monitor response to treatmemt is such disorders and helps in diagnosis of certain conditions. Esr can be elevated with negative ANA in several autoimmune disorders.

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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