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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which nodules form in various organs, including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more


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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?

How long will the effects of a  cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my hip to help with inflamation from sarcoidosis last?

It is variable: The effect depends on the severity of inflammation, the specific preparation and dose of the steroid that was injected and your response. The medication that is injected is not cortisone; it is a cortisone-like medication, usually much more potent. ...Read more

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How long does the treatment of sarcoidosis take?

How long does the treatment of sarcoidosis take?

See below: How long does it take for what? to get better? no way to know. Or are you meaning do you have to take it life long? often yes, although some people do get better. ...Read more

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Just been put on steroids to control my sarcoidosis. I feel worse today. Is this normal. How long before steroids will be in system and start to work.

Just been put on steroids to control my sarcoidosis. I feel worse today. Is this normal. How long before steroids will be in system and start to work.

Few more days: Steroids are commonly used to treat sarcoidosis and can significantly improve your symptoms. It may take several days to reach a therapeutic level so give the medication to reach this level. Steroids can have some side effects including anxiety, gastritis, increased sugar level etc. if you think the symptoms you are having are side effects of the medication speak with you physician to check. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis & i'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?

I have sarcoidosis & i'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?

See Doctor: Try otc med in the meantime if you don't have any pain med and you are not able to see your doctor. If this is a flare up- you may need a steroid treatment to help your pain. If you can't see your pcp then go to an acute care center for eval-. ...Read more

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Mum has sarcoidosis since 2006 & she was getting treated with corticosteroids.Since last 4months her condition is getting worse. Can chemotherapy help?

Mum has sarcoidosis since 2006 & she was getting treated with corticosteroids.Since last 4months her condition is getting worse. Can chemotherapy help?

Possibly: Methotrexate and other steroid-sparing immunomodulatory drugs are options for treating sarcoid. The key is following closely with a good Pulmonologist, Immunologist or Rheumatologist with experience in treating adult autoinflammatory disorders such as this. ...Read more

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What is the caus of monocytosis on CBC with w differential, I have 7 of them over the last 4 years, not myoprolifative disorder.Could it b sarcoidosis ?

Monocytosis: Monocytosis often occurs during chronic inflammation. It could occur in certain kinds of infections, blood and immune disorders, maliognancies, in recovery phase from acute infections, storage disorders, and sarcoidosis etc. From your profile it appears you are recevring from ear infection. It could cause monocytosis in certain kinds of infections. ...Read more

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If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

Can't tell: The longevity in these two diseases actually depends on how active they are. Lots of people do well for long since the disease underwent a spontaneous remission or a remission after therapy. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?

I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?

It depends: It depends on the organ involvement. Talk to your rheumatologist who knows your case best and he or she could give you a better estimate. ...Read more

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Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?

Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?

Not a death sentence: You can libe a long time you need appropriate evaluation and treatment. As you know there can be serious involvement internally but it doesn't sound like that's the case with you. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis-how to cure it and is only steroids the only cure ? If steroids making condition worse of sarcoidosis patient in the long run , what to do?

Specialist : Thera are other immune system modulating drugs other than steroids to treat sarcoidosis, but you need to be under the care of a specialist who can choose the appropriate medication for how the sarcoidosis is manifesting itself in your case. Sarcoidosis can effect almost any organ system in your body so seek out the appropriate socialist in your case. ...Read more

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33 year old female. Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Anyone know how long it takes to start feeling better? I have been on 30mg of prednisone for 1 mo.

33 year old female. Diagnosed with sarcoidosis.  Anyone know how long it takes to start feeling better? I have been on 30mg of prednisone for 1 mo.

It's relative and: Varies among individuals and stage of illness. God bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=6077. http://www.livestrong.com/article/316265-herbal-treatments-for-sarcoidosis/#page=1. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed for sarcoidosis/pulminary problem.I am on prednisone. I am feeling okay but i was told I have to take medication long time is it okay?

What can you do?: Prednisone is heaven sent, yet it causes so many issues as well. There has to be a balance struck between the positive and the negative of prednisone. Your doctors are best judge in helping you determining that. ...Read more

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Why would my urine have a very unusual odor? I have possible sarcoidosis in kidney per PET. No UTI symptoms. Very weak stream takes very long to void

Why would my urine have a very unusual odor?  I have possible sarcoidosis in kidney per PET. No UTI symptoms. Very weak stream takes very long to void

Urine odor: There are many reasons for odor with the urine including an infection or even such diseases as diabetes which can make the urine smell "sweet" due to thenpresencenof sugar. Either way you need to have a urinalysis and culture done which would help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think i pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.

I think i pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.

Chest pain: If you've inflammed an intercostal muscle or a chest wall muscle it can take some weeks to heal. Your chest is constantly moving with respiration and coughing irritates it also, both slow healing somewhat. You might be able to take Ibuprofen to make things more comfortable. It is isn't improving should see your doc. ...Read more

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