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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases With Morning Stiffness But No Swelling

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Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?

Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?

Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative. Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout. See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...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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What supplements are best for someone with swelling and autoimmune diseases?

What supplements are best for someone with swelling and autoimmune diseases?

Multivitamin: This depends on whether you mean joint swelling, skin, nerve, abdominal swelling it other areas. The specific autoimmune disease can also make a difference. As a general rule stay away from anything advertised to boost your immune system. If it works it will make an autoimmune disease worse. Most of the time multivitamins are safe. Other supplements depend on the individual disease. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed w/ autoimmune disease & fibromyalgia have large non painful swelling in groin/thigh junction which has been getting larger ?

Have been diagnosed w/ autoimmune disease & fibromyalgia  have large non painful swelling in groin/thigh junction which has been getting larger ?

Inguinal hernia: The hernia by itself isn't a dangerous condition. It doesn't get better or go away on its own. However, if untreated it can lead to a serious complications. If hernia is enlarging or getting painful the surgery is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pain in joints?I'm 59 years old, male pain, peaks 12hrs.Lasts three days.No swelling, no feeling of heat in that area.Starts with a sense of stiffness.In a course of 6 weeks, has moved to hands, shoulders and hips.On a scale from 1-10 pain is

Joint : Joint pain can be caused by a variety of rheumatologic conditions. Examples are osteoarthritis, or other types of inflammatory arthritis. Viral syndromes can also cause arthritis. Some medications or supplements can even cause joint discomfort. Joint pain would definitely be something a primary care would want to know about in order to fully evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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Last 2 weeks i'm experiencing back pain and early morning stiffness. Could it be related to my daily masturbation?

Urogenital System: How often are you masturbating? Inflammation of the male urogenital system can produce referred pain to the back. ...Read more

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What's the cause of morning stiffness of muscles and joints?

What's the cause of morning stiffness of muscles and joints?

Swelling: This can be just a little in the tissues and after you are up and about the use of the joints and soft tissues mobilize the swelling and decrease it leading to improvement. ...Read more

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What can be done for morning stiffness?

Etiology : Morning stiffness can be done to a variety of causes from arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue diseases, pmr, etc. The point is that there can be a variety of causes and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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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. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more