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I have many MS symptoms. Would i more likely have it since i already have had 2 autoimmune diseases?

I have many MS symptoms.  Would i more likely have it since i already have had 2 autoimmune diseases?

MS unlikely: At your age, it is very rare for MS to begin, and more likely, other problems would explain your symptoms. It is also unusual, but not impossible, to have 2 autoimmune disorders, one being MS. Not sure why there is a question of autoimmune disease of brain, and perhaps your physician can help uncover a precise diagnosis. ...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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How can I ask my dr to do blood test for inflammation/autoimmune disease?return of same smptms that made her suspect MS 2yrsago.Neuro said not likely

How can I ask my dr to do blood test for inflammation/autoimmune disease?return of same smptms that made her suspect MS 2yrsago.Neuro said not likely

Yes: You can always ask and if the doctor feels that your request is justified, there is no reason why he should not order them. If an autoimmune disease is suspected, a rheumatology consult may be a better bet. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?

I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?

"all the symptoms": Do not understand what you are describing, and cannot easily relate your thyroid to ms, or other neurological problems. If you had an immune thyroid issue, you could have other immune problems such as pernicious anemia. Provide more direct information, please. ...Read more

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Recent studies have been reporting a potential association between rosacea and autoimmune diseases like MS, Parkinson's. How do I not stress about it?

Recent studies have been reporting a potential association between rosacea and autoimmune diseases like MS, Parkinson's. How do I not stress about it?

Health care: You heard correctly BUT the studies are small, based on some unsubstianted self-reports of the other diseases and says NOTHING about causality. There was suggestion that worse rosacea had a higher link and that good Tx can avoid worse rosacea - so, find and follow good Tx as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and that includes mgmt of stress! Seek a therapist you trust to learn those skills!. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has too high allergy values in her blood test, can this thing related to a chronic infection or autoimmune disease like ms?

My girlfriend has too high allergy values in her blood test, can this thing related to a chronic infection or autoimmune disease like ms?

Not that way: Does she have ms? She could also possess seasonal allergies. Both should be treated. However, presence of ms does not cause various allergic reactions in blood tests. ...Read more

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What is the genetic component to autoimmune disease? I know someone with 6 people in their family with them...& all are neurological..Ms..Cidp...Etc.

What is the genetic component to autoimmune disease? I know someone with 6 people in their family with them...& all are neurological..Ms..Cidp...Etc.

Multiple sclerosis : Good question. Many autoimmune disorders have a prominent genetic predisposition with variable degree of inheritance. We believe most of those conditions require a dual trigger: one being the genetic predisposition and the other some type of environmental trigger (viral infection) that starts the immunological reaction. ...Read more

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If MRI w/contrast of the brain showed lesions & have all symptoms of MS including diplopia, could I have another autoimmune disease other than ms?

If MRI w/contrast of the brain showed lesions & have all symptoms of MS including diplopia, could I have another autoimmune disease other than ms?

See below : Antiphospholipid antibodies which are clotting antibodies which can be seen with various autoimmune diseases such as ms and create small lesions that can mimics ms on a mri. This can be easily tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?

31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?

Bone marrow biopsy: A lot of work is done on this pt and still not an conclusive is evident. At some point a bone marrow biopsy can be helpful to rule any kind of myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, as a cause of this clinical situation in this case ...Read more

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Ordered CT scan brain MRI for lumbar spine after fall stairs lft leg has been numb 3yr prior to stairs spine not bad brain chronic microvascular ishemic white matter disease ms? Autoimmune?

Ordered CT scan brain  MRI for  lumbar spine after fall stairs lft leg has been numb 3yr prior to stairs spine not bad brain chronic microvascular ishemic  white matter disease ms? Autoimmune?

Ischemic Brain: Not likely. At your age, the vascualr ischemia is more apt to be due to chronic high blood pressure or diabetes. It is important to follow up on this with your doctor to avoid small lesions called "lacunar" infarcts. Often, medication can be prescribed which will improve your micro vascualr integrity and avoid further damage. ...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