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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
Masseuse thinks it's autoimmune dysf. I'm worried- serotonin syndrome?/liver or kidney damage? -on 300mg Effexor, (venlafaxine) 60mg Adderall & drink. HBP, edema..
Masseuse : Why not ask the masseuse to recommend a good rheumatologist. If you'd rather an opinion from a real doctor, you might see a FP or an internist and let them evaluate you ...Read more
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
A friend just told me that Crohn's can cause swelling from gastrocnemius to ankle. Is this true? Should I ask my doc for an autoimmune suppressant?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inhomogeneous thyroid w/ 1cm nodule. blood tests normal. Wrists in severe pain with swelling, possible hashimotos diagnosis? Need autoimmune test?
Probabl: Hashimoto's is something your doctor can say you have or do not have. IT IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE that can effect thyroid function. People with Hashimoto's are at significant increased risk of other autoimmune diseases. If there is any concern the wrist pain is autoimmune a work-up should be done! Don't panic! Autoimmune risk low in general and increased risk of a low risk is still low! ...Read more
Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt
Biopsy Needed: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis. On CAT scan, it sometimes looks like a pancreatic mass. I saw a patient who was thought to have pancreatic cancer. but her biopsy showed autoimmune pancreatitis. Sometimes autoimmune pancreatitis is part of IGG4-related systemic disease, and can mimic other diseases like sjogrens. Since you also have facial swelling, consider this dx ...Read more
What cancer/other could cause long-term low-grade fevers lymph node swelling sweats malaise when CXR mammograms FBC ESR CRP UE autoimmune all normal?
In Box consult: Difficult to answer as more information would be needed to narrow down the possibilities from a very long list of potential causes.May want to consider an In Box Text consultation at Health Tap. After posing your question you would need to be available to answer questions from the physician. ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
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