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Autoimmune Diseases When It Affect The Joints Of The Toes
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?
Autoimmune disease is also known as Autoimmune conditions. 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
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
Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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