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Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lupus crisis?

It depends: The symptoms of a lupus flare depend on the exact organ systems involved and the extent of the involvement. ...Read more

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Autoimmune symptoms (fatigue, joint/muscle pain, headaches, gastro issues, etc.)Tested for lupus. RNP was 2.5. No lupus. Rheum said restest. Thoughts?

Autoimmune symptoms (fatigue, joint/muscle pain, headaches, gastro issues, etc.)Tested for lupus. RNP was 2.5. No lupus. Rheum said restest. Thoughts?

These are not: specific to autoimmune disease. Lupus would have specific and fairly severe and quite noticeable symptoms. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/what-is-lupus ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Fatigue & celiac.: The quick answer is yes, fatigue can be caused by celiac disease as the malabsorption of carbohydrates causes dehydration and reduces the intake of the body's main energy substrate. But many other things can cause fatigue, too. ...Read more

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Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

No: The cancer symptoms depend to type of cancer and location, and is not mistaken for pregnancy ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Complex question : Large differential diagnosis here. See a neurologist and rule out ms and other neurological, tumors, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes .... Labs and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

ANA is one factor: Diagnosis of lupus requires consideration of about 11 factors and ANA is one. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria Wish you good health! ...Read more

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ANA 1:320 Homogenous pattern, positive ssDNA, and chromatin antibodies 60 u/ml. Fatigue and joint pain. Is lupus a possibility?

Yes: 1:320 along with positive ssDNA Ab and the symptoms you are having makes Systemic Lupus a strong possibility. I suggest seeing a Rheumatologist so they can also evaluate and potentially initiate treatments. ...Read more

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Common autoimmune symptoms ANA low positive with sjogrens antibodies. Nose extremely dry for 2+weeks. No problems before. Is this a sjogrens symptoms?

Common autoimmune symptoms ANA low positive with sjogrens antibodies. Nose extremely dry for 2+weeks. No problems before. Is this a sjogrens symptoms?

Yes: Dryness anywhere can be a symptom of ski greens stndrome. To have/diagnose this disease you must have more than just a dry nose and positive blood test . Dry eyes and dry mouth are required for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the description, conditions, symtoms, risk factors & treatments assocated with discoid lupus?

Discoid Lupus (DLE): DLE is a chronic cutaneous autoimmune skin disorder characterized by DLE cerythematous-to-violaceous, scaly plaques with prominent follicular plugging that often results in scarring and atrophy (see the images below). DLE may occur in the absence of systemic disease, or it may occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Read this:emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065529-overview ...Read more

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Lupus and chronic hives, related?

occasionally: Occasionally people with lupus get hives, but most people with hives do not have lupus. ...Read more

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Melanoma and lupus related?

Autoimmune,malignanc: Malignant melanoma is a malignant skin cancer that can metastasize. It is seen in pigmented skin lesions. Lupus is an abnormal body response that forms antibodies that can harm vital organs and skin. ...Read more

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Ibd-crohn's and uc-how early are symptoms diagnosed?

Ibd-crohn's and uc-how early are symptoms diagnosed?

Several steps.: Disease is diagnosed by compatible history ( abdominal pain, diarrhea, mucous, blood in stools, presence of extraintestinal sx) followed by exam to exclude other potential causes then endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the gut and obtain biopsy. ...Read more

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Is anxiety and panic disorder a symptom of cancer?

Is anxiety and panic disorder a symptom of cancer?

Anxiety and Cancer: Panic disorder is a diagnosis all on its own. Its not linked to cancer but a lot of cancer patients will experience a high level of anxiety at the time of their diagnosis and interestingly at the completion of their treatment. ...Read more

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Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus

Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus

Depression: can be a response to any illness, including Lupus. Fatigue can be a symptom of depression. Chicken and egg. Please think holistically. Do what you can to eat well and move to the degree that you and your doc agree is ok. Fill your mind w/uplifting things through podcasts and books and interesting movies. Peace and good health. If depression persists seek support from a mental health pro. ...Read more

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Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing? ,

Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing?
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Yes: Lyme can cause autonomic dysfunction including POTS- good idea to get tested for lyme and its coinfections such as bartonella, mycoplasma, erhlichia, anaplasma, babesia and rocky mountain spotted fever which are all tick borne infections ...Read more