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Rheumatologist Doctor Specializing In Lupus
When should I change my rheumatologist for lupus? My doc put me on prednisone for a year, but I still have glare, lupus not getting better.
Define. "Glare": Not quite sure what you mean by glare......in addition there are subsets of lupus; do you have kidney involvement ? ...Read more
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 wife has lupus & fibromyalgia she sees a local rheumatologist to scant avail. Is there a clinic in na that specializes in these diseases?
All over the USA: There are rhematologists all over the us that can help her. It depends on whether her main symptoms that predominates are related more to the sle or more to the fibromyalgia. This will focus on the therapy. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome and can be made worse by poor sleep, poor exercise or poor control of psychiatric problems. If you are not pleased go to another rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just diagnosed with lupus. Seeing rheumatologist soon. What are some good questions to ask? Does this mean i might end up in a wheelchair?
Many: As lupus is a multisystem disease many organs can be affected and your questions should be geared to this .Overall your concerns should go to short term and longer term prognosis based on current findings and what your treatment options are.You always want to use the least amount of medication that is effective. ...Read more
My rheumatologist diagnosed with lupus/sjogrens overlap. Does that mean my symptoms don't fit into one disease category perfectly or that I have both?
Autoimmune: Autoimmune phenomena are frequently tough to diagnose health problems. It is common to have symptoms of more than one autoimmune disease. Overlap means you have symptoms characteristic of both SLE and Sjogrens that don`t fit into one disease category as you stated above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often should one with stable lupus and secondary sjogrens with no organ involvement see their rheumatologist?
Just out of curiosity, how often do rheumatologists come across a new patient they diagnose with lupus? Is it rarely? a couple times/year on average?
Room For More Rheum: Here's the set-up, you do the math: on average,about 5 cases per 100,000 adult population in the U.S. get diagnosed with Lupus each year. There are about 250 million adults and 5000 rheumatologists in the U.S. And the answer is: a)3 b)30 c)300 d)3000 e)all f)none If you calculate (or guess) right, you win an all expenses paid trip to your favorite rheumatologist for any tests you'd like taken ...Read more
If a dr suspects u have lupus but your lab work is borderline will a rheumatologist treat you for it to see if it helps?
I was recently told by my rheumatologist that my blood work is showing no lupus activity. What exactly does or can that mean?
Lupus or no lupus: If the testing was done as a screen then lab tests alone cannot eliminate lupus as a source for joint pain symptoms. If the testing was done to determine activity of a diagnosed condition then the the level of inflammatory byproducts often associated with active lupus was normal or low and may indicate response to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is borderline lupus? Rheumatologist stated I have this but what does this mean? I have a follow up scheduled but I'm so confused
Lupus IS confusing: After hearing your story and doing an exam the lab tests were ordered by your specialist. Sometimes the results are clear cut but frequently the results are conflicting or only marginally diagnostic. Your doctor will set up a diagnostic and treatment plan to make you feel better. Frequently this involves rechecking more labs in the future. This should be discussed at that scheduled follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be appropriate to see a hematologist regarding elevated aptt and promethin levels that were done for lupus? Or should I see a rheumatologist
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