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Reynauds Syndrome And Tattoos
On unaffected areas: Tattoos always have some risks and dangers. In patients with raynaud's phenomenon, there are repeated episodes of inadequate blood flow to the hands and feet, plus some other areas. Any injury to affected areas may take longer to heal, may be at higher risk for infection, and can have a harder time clearing any infection. It seems wise not to tattoo any areas affected by raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more
Not related: There have not been any reported cases of tattoos causing nephrotic syndrome. In fact many patients with kidney problems have had tattoos without any related problem. There is a slight risk of skin infections following tattoos also some serious medical problems if unsterile tattoo needles are used. Subjects should always make sure that only new tattoo needles are used. ...Read more
Lupus Management: Only a dermatologist or rheumatologist can manage lupus and ehlers-danlos syndrome. Seek one out . . . Do it soon! ...Read more
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Dx with small fiber neuropathy with mild deposits of c5b-9 within vessels also microvascular injury syndrome. I have pots. Is this autoimmune or deadl?
Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia is fairly common in many patients with EDS, which could perhaps explain the numbness and tingling. Mechanism isn't exactly clear but is probably related to some sort of neuropathy or sudomotor dysfunction. However could also be an unrelated carpal tunnel disorder or problem in neck. Followup with Neurology to find out. Hypermobility in and of itself should not cause these problems ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?
Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more
Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?
I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, hughes disease, fibromyalgia. My feet are so cold during cooler months. Could this be reynauds disease?
It could be: In addition to your medical workup you might want to try supplementing with some arginine hydrochloride. Check with your doctor if this is ok. You can start with 500mg at night, try to increase to am and pm. You can increase to at least 2000mg twice a day. This supplement is a precursor to Nitric Oxide so it can interact with some meds like Nitroglycerin and other blood vessel opening drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How would a lumbar sympathetic block help with Raynaud's syndrome? Very painful Raynaud's syndrome.
Sympathectomy: Lumbar sympathetic block stops the sympathetic supply to your lower extremities and stellate ganglion block does the same to the upper extremities. These sympathetic blocks can improve blood flow but there are risks with these procedures with Raynaud's syndrome. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives with your doctor and good luck. I hope you find some relief soon. ...Read more
Antiphospholipid syndrome, fmd, and raynauds syndrome, ab positive blood type, what can I do to be healthy?
Not usually: Sometimes patients with dupuytren's contracture who have carpal tunnel surgery will have exacerbations of their contracture. Otherwise, there is no significant relationship. Dupuytren's contracture and carpal tunnel syndrome tend to affect patients in the same age group, 50-60's. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can antiphospholipid syndrome be found in people with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy?
I was dx'd with small fiber autonomic polyneuropathy with microvascular injury syndrome on skin biopsy. What are treatments and prognosis will ivig he?
SOMEWHAT UNCLEAR: Not fully clear as to how a skin punch biopsy can lead to your diagnoses, as all that is usually seen is the number and density of your small fibres. Vascular problems are tough to see on the biopsy, and the fibres involve temperature and pain sensations, not autonomic functions. Would highly recommend a second opinion from a medical school specialist to clarify this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have a tummy tuck with sjögren's syndrome and irregular heart beat and intersistal cystitis and raynauds ?
Getting Permission: You must absolutely discuss your desire for elective surgery with your primary care physician first. AAAASF accredited surgery centers require that you get an H&P within 14 days of your case. You might consider having a phone conversation or a visit with your primary care doctor even before scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more