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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

Joint Pain (Definition)

It is a pain syndrome where the people have pain in the joints. It does not have to be inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis or gout and can be mechanical like osteoarthritis ,but there are a variety of other causes of the joint pain. The rheumatologist can help discern what type of problem with ...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?

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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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 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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1:320 speckled ANA result. what could this indicate. see a rheum Dr in a couple weeks. rash on hands, not itchy, but causes joint pain and is hot.

1:320 speckled ANA result. what could this indicate. see a rheum Dr in a couple weeks. rash on hands, not itchy, but causes joint pain and is hot.

ANA: The ANA alone is nonspecific, but combined with joint discomfort and rash may point to an autoimmune process. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered. It would be nice if you could move your appointment up while skin rash is present. ...Read more

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I woke w 6 unknown bites - swollen/itchy/painful- on abdmn/groin and felt ill 4days. 1mo later flu-like sympt r gone but now hav joint pain-what cud it b?

Tick borne illnesses: The bites you received could have come from ticks which carry lyme disease, bartonella diseases, Ehrlicia infections, and babesia illnesses. which can cause joint pain at one month after the bites. The best thing you can do is see your primary care provider and have him or her take blood to identify whether you have been infected, There are antibiotics available to treat these diseases ...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

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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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more