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Ra Seronegative Lupus
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
My primary dr refused to order lupus or other immune disease tests.I have severe RA uncontrold 4 more than 9 months on all strong RA meds.Why refuses?
Local Problem: I am sure you understand that not one of us can speak for them or explain their choice. This is a question you have every right to ask of them. But we cannot answer for them. ...Read more
I have lupus, ra, as, inclusion body myosytis. I live in western ny. Is there a better place to live?
I am 46 years old. I have ra, lupus, spinal stenosis and a collapsed disc. I am afraid of both getting and not getting afusion done. What are its pros and cons?
You are a high risk : Patient for surgery in terms of wound healing issues, infection and fusion success. That does not mean surgery should not be done if truly indicated and needed understanding this risk. You should get a second opinion and make sure you have exhausted all non op options and discuss various surgical options to minimize risk and increase success rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My inflammation level is 73. It keeps rising. I have been tested for ra, cancer, lupus. All were negative. What can I do?
My lower back hurts so bad its on both sides, been diagnosed r.A. Factor is negative lupus factor is positive.Dr says the pains nothing to do with ra?
Can gluten exposure cause systemic arthritic type flare-ups days after exposure? Lupus & RA negative labs.This has happened 3 times last year.
By Gluten "exposure: i assume you are referring to Gastrointestinal ..ingestion and gluten intolerance (adult "coeliac" disease and other Gastro-intestinal disorders leads to GI symptoms..not arthritic flare ups as commonly associated problems! Talk with your PCP about a referral to a Board Certified RHEUMATOLOGIST for further evaluation! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more
Depends: Blood work may be done for initial diagnosis and those tests do not need to repeated once the diagnosis is established. There are different tests to measure the disease activity and those may be done to assess the effectiveness of treatment and the frequency varies with the disease activity and responsiveness to treatment. ...Read more
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