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Does Sjogrens Syndrome Go Hand In Hand With Lupus
Links between both: Maybe, not always. Women with primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause) are much more likely to develop addison's disease and need to be tested. The connection works the other way, with women with addison's disease having lower fertility than women the same age without addison's, but not all are infertile. 1 report of a man with addison's with low sperm, improved with treatment of addison's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is not an unusual complaint with cts. Once treated though those symtoms will usually fade with time. Everyone is different. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel syndrome more common in patient with psoriasis arthritis? Does it have any impact on treatment for cts if you have psa?
Yes: If the wrist has arthritis or the skin near the wrist is inflamed you would expect carpal tunnel syndrome much more commonly than normal. The medical treatment involves controlling the psoriatic arthritis systemically, injecting the wrist with a corticosteroid if necessary, and splitting the wrist. Surgery would be a last resort but only if medical treatment fails.. ...Read more
Hi I have caparl tunnel- like symptoms in my left hand. Do these symptoms appear with other conditions, or is it almost assuredly carpal tunnel?
Yes, likely CTS.: If your symptoms involve only the median nerve, it is likely carpal tunnel but testing with Nerve Conduction Studies or Electromyography would help differentiate among other conditions that affect the nerves that originate from your back or from your muscles themselves. Approximately 65% of patients have bilateral symptoms of Carpal Tunnel. ...Read more
Can swelling of fingers, along with knuckle, wrist pain and redness on hands be a sign of which, scleroderma or lupus or both...No reynaurds here.
My sciatica flare up and costochondritis type symptoms seem to go hand in hand, any nerve type link between the two issues?
16yrs old diagnosis with arthritis did not know what type only sympt joint pain on both sides of hand, wrist, shoulder, esp in mornings.Jra or sle?Fnger deform
Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever
Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom overlap: Sometimes people with hypothyroidism can feel so lackluster, fatigued, and slowed down that they appear depressed. Cognitive function itself may be slowed, similar to some depressions. That's why checking for thyroid problems is part of a workup for depression. A person can also have both conditions, and need treatment for each. ...Read more
Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?
Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since these are very difficult to treat or reverse. ...Read more
How often should one with stable lupus and secondary sjogrens with no organ involvement see their rheumatologist?
3-4 months: This depends on the prior history of your disease, current medications , and current symptoms. Some mecications require more frequent monitoring. Prior problems may require a closer watch. In general 3-4 months if your only medication is plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and you are stable. ...Read more
36 yo female with a history of Crohn's disease and degenerative disc disease. Have a numb spot on my pointer finger, my hands are cold and i get tingling. May have mild Crohn's flare. Neuropathy?
Neuropathy fingers: Peripheral neuropathy in inflammatory bowel disease ( ibd) patients has been reported and early on purely sensory symptoms are much more common. Talk to your pcp first, as there is certainly overlap with carpal tunnel (cts) and other conditions in many. Often it is not just one thing and just one focal spot in one finger for any of these whether it be ibd or cts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son has double joints, long limbs, long wrist, fingers & hands. Could it be Marfan syndrome? Something doesn't seem right.
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