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Psoriatic Arthritis Extreme Fatigue
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever
Cannot diagnose: This clinical history suggests a need for you to be seen by an astute clinician or even a rheumatologist. Need more info and further testing and examination before a diagnosis can be offered. What you describe can fit numerous conditions. Go soon and be evaluated. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Night sweats: Night sweats can be due to medications, infection , Inflammatory diseases, menopause, malignancies . Since Psoriatic arthritis is a. Type of arthritic inflammation, you probably can have night sweats especially if the disease is active. A rheumatologist 's opinion might be helpful ...Read more
I have widespread joint pain, swelling. C-reactive protein <0.5 mg/dl, rheumatoid arthritis factor<8.6 iu/ml, sed rate 15mm/hr. Rheumatoid arthritis?
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?
Ana positive, 1:320 centromere pattern. Some joint pain, some swelling, fatigue. Could I have lupus or scleroderma?
See below: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. The information you provided suggests scleroderma/crest. See this site for more info and discuss with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scleroderma/ds00362. ...Read more
My ana titer is 1:40 speckled pattern, indeterminate dsdna. I have flare ups of joint pain, stiffness, knees swell, Raynauds, fever, hair loss. Lupus?
Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?
Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What conditions mimic lupus, specifically with symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, daily headaches, confusion, bruising, nosebleed ?
Lupus: Positive ANA tests are often seen in hashimotos disease which causes a lot of the symptoms you described. It's autoimmune thyroid disorder. Check your platelet count and clotting factors for possible autoimmune disorder causing these as well. Autoimmune disorders often run together. Let me know! ...Read more
ANA+ (1:160 homologous), all other titers NEG (Lupus, RA, vasculitis, etc) Rheum thinks seroneg RA. Morning stiffness, joint/spine/SI pain. Possible?
Mild arthritis in knees.Then hi dose pred for sle x7mo. Now sev pain in knees/hips. Could pred or sle cause arthritis to worsen?
SLE: Sle could contribute to the pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
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