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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Had red rash all over body.4 days i'm on 3 different anitihistamin.Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist.What could this be?

Had red rash all over body.4 days i'm on 3 different anitihistamin.Now joint stiffness, swelling feet, ankles, hands, wrist.What could this be?

Food Allergies?: Three antihistamines you are taken, are they prescription antihistamins or you are taking over the counter like claritn, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra or zyrtec.And do you know what you are allergic to. If not already i will recommend you consult an allergist.Food allergies can cause rash and swelling of joints as well and rheumatoid arthritis can cause rash. So consult your md/allergist/rheumatologist, some one. ...Read more

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Lower leg rash along with swelling and joint pain?

Lower leg rash along with swelling and joint pain?

See a physician: Many possibilties exist. Your situation is one that needs a physician evaluation rather urgently. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possible drainage of the joint swelling will likely produce the diagnosis or at least narrow the possibilities and allow for appropriate treatment measures. ...Read more

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My dr won't diagnose me, but my joint pain/stiffness, fatigue, dry eyes/mouth, rashes, raynauds & rashes improve on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). What does that mean?

Autoimmune disease: You probably have an autoimmune disease that does not meet criteria fully for diagnosis. With time, criteria may be met and a diagnosis may br given. If you are getting better with treatment, then a formal diagnosis is not critical. ...Read more

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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I treat painful swelling joints especially my ankles?

How do I treat painful swelling joints especially my ankles?

First: You find the cause ten you will get treatment. Swelling could be caused by many different things like circulatory problems, to much alcohol or salt and being over weight. ...Read more

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What is the caused of swelling the ankles and joints pain ?

What is the caused of swelling the ankles and joints pain ?

Swelling: Swelling of the ankles is usually due to accumulation of fluid(edema), while swelling of joints is due to arthritis. There are different causes of edema and various types of arthritis. Your physician can better advise you after an examination. ...Read more

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I've always been able to crack my wrists and ankles but since having my son, I feel like all my joints are cranky. No pain or swelling. What is this?

I've always been able to crack my wrists and ankles but since having my son, I feel like all my joints are cranky. No pain or swelling. What is this?

How old is your son?: Females normally have increased joint laxity, do to hormones. If you have recently deleivered your son----you have an increased amount of thes hormone. If you were very agile when you were younger--ie cheer leading/gymnastic you normally have increased joint laxity----as you age you typically have more joint symptoms--- ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and popping or snapping sound from joint. The following also describe me: Unable to bend foot down, F...

I am experiencing  ankle swelling, ankle pain and popping or snapping sound from joint. The following also describe me: Unable to bend foot down, F...

You should: See a specialist. This does not sound like it will get better on its own. You also need a definitive diagnosis and to figure out if this is one or more than one issue. ...Read more

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Still having moderate swelling and pain in my ankle joint after an avulsion of the distal fibula and sydesmotic rupture after 2 months. Is symptoms likely?

Syndesmosis=stable: If the syndesmosis was disrupted and not repaired you can expect persistent pain secondary to instability of the ankle joint with lateral subluxation of the talus. Check with your orthopod since it might be a little late in the game already. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and ankle stiffness. The following also describes me: Difficulty moving joint. What should I do?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling and ankle stiffness. The following also describes me: Difficulty moving joint. What should I do?

Physiological splint: Important to consider whether or not the onset was sudden, possibly after an injury, or slow increasing over time. Also is there an increased temperature or color change to the ankle area. The swelling is actually a physiological cast applied by your body when decreased mobility is called for. If there is no decrease in symptoms, it would be wise to have the ankle evaluated. ...Read more

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Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Here are some ...: If just happening overnight, one has to concern about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) although it's uncommon for bilaterally simultaneous occurrence. So, watch such swelling closely for potential progress, go to urgent care timely, & don't wait until the last minute. For the time being, wear compression + leg elevation will help, but not knowing its underlying causes. Best wish ... ...Read more

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How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling ?

How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling ?

Joint stability: Range of motion studies and stability exam can help determine what stage your sprain is. All ankle sprains that have bruising and swelling should be evaluated for ligament tears and a fracture to avoid long term instability. ...Read more

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Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk.How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk.How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

A Swell Ankle.: Recovering from ankle surgery can be unpredictable. Your age and type of surgery as well the extent of what was performed during surgery will all have an effect on your recovery time. The swelling, either pre or post operative, can linger on for some time. Your surgeon should provide you with the various ways to deal with it, ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more