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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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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?

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

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