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Does a false positive ELISA mean I have lupus or a the disease? Or could i be healthy and just get these results?

Does a false positive ELISA mean I have lupus or a the disease? Or could i be healthy and just get these results?

Asked and Answered: Your question has been answered many times already. It is rude and inappropriate to keep asking the same question and ignoring the free and gracious experts who have given of their time and expertise to tell you that you are fully normal, fine and should go live your life. Please come up with something else to ask about or move on. You are HIV negative. Please go live grateful for that blessing. ...Read more

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Is lupus life long disease or I can get rid of this auto immune disease after proper treatment?

Can become inactive : Lupus is a poorly understood autoimmune disease which requires long term treatment and monitoring. The best results come when patients work well together. Each person is different. Not unusually, there will be periods of disease activity followed by long periods of inactivity. Many cases stay inactive and are considered "burnt out" as opposed to those that continue to "flare". ...Read more

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Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?

Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?

See below: If you have pleurisy, it does not mean that you will or will not develop interstitial lung disease but your doctor who knows you best could better answer this question. ...Read more

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If someone is suspectd to get lupus in later stages i.E 30s-40s.Will his blood test for ANA & antidns b +iv in 10s-20s without disease symtoms.

If someone is suspectd to get lupus in later stages i.E 30s-40s.Will his blood test for ANA & antidns b +iv in 10s-20s without disease symtoms.

Need big picture: I understand that you have mouth ulcers, unexplained weight loss, and are taking azathioprine and Plaquenil / hydroxychloroquine; you have a positive ANA at some titer and anti-dsdna. I suspect you have lupus though no one really knows what lupus is and it's defined by criteria; the burning question is whether to treat this aggressively. You deserve a 2nd opinion beyond what we can do. Best 2u. ...Read more

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I have auto immune disease Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. I also have HPV . Will my HPV get worse being I have auto immune illness ? Afraid of cancer.

I have auto immune disease Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. I also have HPV . Will my HPV get worse being I have auto immune illness ? Afraid of cancer.

HPV specialist: There may be more resistance to treatment of HPV with lupus and sjogrens syndrome. Since there are quite a few different treatments depending on location it is important to be under the care of a qualified specialist.Proper follow-up can prevent cancer. ...Read more

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I have lupus and many other auto immune diseases. I have charlie horses like in your calf, but i get them in my abdomin, and they hurt very bad, why?

There can be: Multiple reasons for abdominal pain. It is helpful to specify where on your abdomen. Low abdomen could be gynecological. It could be bladder or constipation. Upper abdomen could be gallbladder or heartburn. I would get seen but in the meantime make sure u take your heartburn medication. Good luck. ...Read more