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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is their any other tests to get diagnosis for my case after positive ANA test, leukocytosis, sever joint pain and itchy skin patches?

Is their any other tests to get diagnosis for my case after positive ANA test, leukocytosis, sever joint pain and itchy skin patches?

Positive ana: There are many other tests that can help confirm a diagnosis. Additional blood tests to determine the exact antibody that is causing the positive ANA should be done. A skin biopsy may be indicated. It is possible that your doctor has already arrived at a diagnosis from your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf (8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?

Consult with MD: It is worth pursuing the workup. Lupus and RA are not the only diagnoses to consider. There are other collagen vascular disorders which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! I would really urge you visit your md please! Too many things going on! Please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Yes: But it's not an orthopedic condition. May be an auto-immune response, your body reacting inappropriately to the virus. See your medical doctor and tell hip it's important! ...Read more

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I have a blotchy, not itchy rash, covering most of my body. I also have been having a good bit of joint pain. What should I do?

I have a blotchy, not itchy rash, covering most of my body. I also have been having a good bit of joint pain. What should I do?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I am itchy all over and have spots of pain all over that only last a few seconds with extreme fatigue and joint pain, what could be wrong?

I am itchy all over and have spots of pain all over that only last a few seconds with extreme fatigue and joint pain, what could be wrong?

Difficult to say: Joint pain, esp. When there are several joints involved, causes rage from serious auto-immune disease to a side effect of a self limited viral infection. If only one joint is involved, there may be an infection in the joint. Many details of the history, and exam findings are important. Please get a formal evaluation by your regular doctor, or go to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?

Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?

See details: I am not sure what you are asking. You need to discuss the situation with your rheumatologist. There are patients with lupus who do not have positive blood tests. There are also other explanations for your symptoms. Lupus remains an uncommon diagnosis in males so you may want to look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Throat pain and itchiness, joint pain, night sweats, fatigue. Do I have the flu? Or something more serious such as throat cancer? It's been 6 days.

Throat pain and itchiness, joint pain, night sweats, fatigue. Do I have the flu? Or something more serious such as throat cancer? It's been 6 days.

Flu: Are those the choices in your mind? Flu or throat cancer (in a 24 year old)? do you have history of anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder? Why would you think "throat cancer"? and how would throat cancer cause joint pain? Sounds like the flu. Stay well hydrated, rest, treat symptoms supportively, and stop all alcohol and tobacco use. If not improving in 2-3 days, will need medical attention. ...Read more

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What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

Hand dermatitis...: ...Is common, and there are many causes - from psoriasis to allergies to fungal infection to too much exposure to soap & water or harsh chemicals. Treatment depends on the cause. It's important to find out what's causing it, in order to have a better shot at controlling it. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

Allergies: You could be having allergies or a viral syndrome giving you muscle aches and itchiness, try anti allergy med and or cold meds and see if it helps if not see your doctor ...Read more

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Chronic renal impairment; why does it give you symptoms such as nausea, weakness, fatigue, itchy skin?

Chronic renal impairment; why does it give you symptoms such as nausea, weakness, fatigue, itchy skin?

Urine in blood: What you describe is a clinical syndrome known as uremia. Literally urine in the blood. Uremia is associated with fluid, electrolyte, and hormone imbalances and metabolic abnormalities, which develop in parallel with deterioration of kidney function. Clinical symptoms of uremia may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, muscle cramps, pruritus, and change in mental status. ...Read more

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Been having itchy skin for 2 weeks, no rash/bumps/bites, wake up 3-5 times to urinate at night, tiredness. No idea why! Any suggestions?  

Been having itchy skin for 2 weeks, no rash/bumps/bites, wake up 3-5 times to urinate at night, tiredness. No idea why! Any suggestions?  

Diabetes?: Diabetics have frequent urination if it is not under control. As well, diabetes is associated with dry skin, skin rash, eczema. .. I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for some simple bloodwork to exclude this diagnosis. This would be a good place to start the work-up. ...Read more

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I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

Can check lab tests: A person who has signs of celiac disease, or is very worried she may have it, can see her primary care doctor or her GI specialist to get a lab test ordered. If the test is positive for celiac disease, she can go on a gluten-free diet. If the test is negative, but she still wants to try a gluten-free diet anyway, she can do a 1-2 month trial off all gluten and watch what happens. ...Read more

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I had this irritant feeling in the face specially in an early cold morning, very dry skin, itchy hands and feet sometimes, dandruff, and joint pain?

Needs exam: Rashes, dry skin on hands could be eczema, drug reaction, psoriasis. As it turns out the best answers will come from somebody that can examine these rashes. Good luck ...Read more

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Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!

Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!

IBS/Diet: I suggest a GI consultation and also a stool analysis. Floating stools with color suggests fat in BM and or GI inflammation with mucous formation. You will need blood testing for thyroid, liver and pancreatic/liver function evaluation. ...Read more

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Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

More information: The symptoms of leukemia can include, fevers, fatigue, easy bruising, nose bleeds or gum bleeding, enlarged lymph nodes, recurrent infections, headaches and sometimes a rash. A high WBC count can be caused by leukemia, but those wbcs will look abnormal (called blasts = leukemia cells). Your CBC might also show anemia and low platelets. A bone marrow is the gold standard if your doc is concerned. ...Read more

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Headaches, itchy skin, numbness in arms, runny nose, couching, sneezing, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausua for about 2 months. Help?

Headaches, itchy skin, numbness in arms, runny nose, couching, sneezing, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausua for about 2 months. Help?

See a doctor: If you have been ill with this complex of symptoms for two months you need to see a doctor in the very near future. Need a full history, physical exam and probably some imaging studies and lab tests for a clear assessment of what is going on. Please see somebody soon and get better. ...Read more

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R flank pain, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, decreased appetite and weight, no fever, dry eyes, fast <3 beat, fatigue, hurts while urinating. Help?

R flank pain, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, decreased appetite and weight, no fever, dry eyes, fast <3 beat, fatigue, hurts while urinating. Help?

See answer: Most common "urological" cause of your symptoms would be either a urinary tract infection requiring appropriate antibiotic (s) or a kidney/ureteral stone. Urinalysis, urine culture, and possible CT scan imaging and blood tests indicated to help confirm the diagnosis or suggest another cause and guide treatment. Recommend you see an MD as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over, no fever, decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, neg pregnancy test, fast heart beat. Help?

Itchy skin all over, no fever, decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, neg pregnancy test, fast heart beat. Help?

Infection: You sound like you have either pelvic inflammatory disease or pyelonephritis - both are serious infections. If you don't have fever, I suspect you either actually do (later in the day) or will soon. You should be seen by your doctor today for a urinalysis and abdominal/pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What does extreme fatigue, joint pain, and skin pain mean?

What does extreme fatigue, joint pain, and skin pain mean?

Mani issues!: There are too many possibilities for the questions you pose! You could have a rheumatology or immunity issue. It could be psychiatric, or one of over fift other issues. See your pcp and decide if your issues need a specialist in rheumatology or elsewhere! ...Read more

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I have joint pain, edema, sun rash, headaches, fatigue. All lupus tests - except Ro/SS-A was +. My rheum. Said a type of skin lupus. What kind is it?

I have joint pain, edema, sun rash, headaches, fatigue. All lupus tests - except Ro/SS-A was +. My rheum. Said a type of skin lupus. What kind is it?

Lupus: May be lupus with only skin manifestations. Lupus can affect almost all organs but may affect only one or two organ systems. Tests may be normal and confusing at times. Specific expert specialist advise is necessary ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more