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What are the effects of mixed connective tissue disease in pregnancy?

What are the effects of mixed connective tissue disease in pregnancy?

Varies: Connective tissue disorders vary in severity and effect on pregnancy. The most common effect can be decreased blood flow to the baby which can result in problems raning from poor growth, low fluid to stillbirth. It may also increase your risk of high blood pressure of pregnancy. You should talk to your rheumatologist and OB before getting pregnant to optimize your chances of a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Methotrexate was very effective controlling symptoms but not tolerated due to side effects.Other options?

Undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Methotrexate was very effective controlling symptoms but not tolerated due to side effects.Other options?

That is 4 Ur rheumat: There's others to try but this is not the forum 2 get an answer. Other treatments r available but also have side effects. U need 2 take this up with ur rheumatologist or whoever is caring 4 u. ...Read more

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I've been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months for connective tissue disease. Need to stop for 24 hrs for blood test. What might i experience? Bad effects

I've been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months for connective tissue disease. Need to stop for 24 hrs for blood test.  What might i experience? Bad effects

Should be ok: Luckily the dose of 5mg is pretty low. You will likely do just fine, and i'm guessing your doctor will allow you to resume as soon as the blood test has been completed. ...Read more

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Is Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Hereditary?

Is Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Hereditary?

Partly: The exact cause of this disease is still unknown. We believe that there is a genetic or inherited predisposition and a second enviorental trigger for this disease. It is rate to see 2 family members with this disease. Basically this means it is not an inherited disease. The abity to get this disease may be inherited but not the disease itself. ...Read more

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What are the tests for mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the tests for mixed connective tissue disease?

Not my definition!: Mctd is a non-serious problem for most. The lab definition is usually an rnp antibody without a smith (sm) antibody. ...Read more

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What are the new methods for treating mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the new methods for treating mixed connective tissue disease?

Mixed CT Disease: The medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), cortisone drugs/steroids (such as prednisone), antimalarial drugs (hydroxychloroquine), and cytotoxic drugs (such as methotrexate, azathioprine, and cyclophosphamide). Organ damage, such as in the kidneys, can require additional treatments directed at high blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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Is mixed connective tissue disease considered a separate disease entity?

Is mixed connective tissue disease considered a separate disease entity?

Yes: If diagnosed solely on basis of anti-rnp antibodies, no; but if diagnosed clinically on the basis of signs of multiple connective tissue diseases, but which do not allow a specific one to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mixed connective tissue disease?

What is the treatment for mixed connective tissue disease?

Little to more.: Mctd has its detractors believing it will eventually morph into another ctd. My treatment is based on treating what exists. Most pts do well on plaquenyl and an nsaid, if joint aching is a problem. ...Read more

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How do mixed connective tissue disease affect bladder control?

How do mixed connective tissue disease affect bladder control?

Typically does not.: Bladder control problems are common. Mctd, which primarily affects females is uncommon. Bladder issues are not specifically related to mctd. ...Read more

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Possible mixed connective tissue disease, doctor says? What is a mixed disease?

Possible mixed connective tissue disease, doctor says?  What is a mixed disease?

MCTD!: Mixed connective tissue disease a much milder disease than the cousins it may share features with: sly, sjogren's, scleroderma. It is characterized by find the "rnp" antibody, in the absence of the sm-antibody. Usually treated with plaquenyl. May have milder sjogren's, raynauds than other diseases, may cause joint pain, but no damage. We treat the sx that dominate and vary between pts with mctd. ...Read more

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What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disease besides rheumatologists?

What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disease besides rheumatologists?

Any physician: It depends on the expertise. As a rheumatologist we may not necessarily have a corner on the market, but depending on what signs and symptoms the patient has they may be diagnosed by other physicians. It is important to be clear what the true diagnosis is since mctd people can have skin, joint, muscle, lung, heart, kidney involvement to name some. It depends on the stage of the mctd. ...Read more

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What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

Immunity versus pain: Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself. Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. Are new Beau's Lines on my nails an indication of active disease?

I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. Are new Beau's Lines on my nails an indication of active disease?

Their is no ..: Relationship between MCTD and the Beau's Lines in my years of practice. They can look like ridging from psoriasis, and this must be distinguished. Any significant illness can cause them, but MCTD rarely, rarely would be so severe! PS: You are on no meds for MCTD! ...Read more

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I have been reading online and have read that when the rnp is the only antibody that is positive that this indicated mixed connective tissue disease?

I have been reading online and have read that when the rnp is the only antibody that is positive that this indicated mixed connective tissue disease?

Labs can confuse.: The labs are just a fraction of what needed to get you better. Your history and physical exam will determine your treatment. Looking for which labs will delay and confuse. You need to develop a few paragraphs of all your issues and sit down with your doctor to put the pieces together. Began a wellness program and add in magnesium and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Whats mixed connective tissue disease?

Whats mixed connective tissue disease?

Labs can confuse.: The labs are just a fraction of what needed to get you better. Your history and physical exam will determine your treatment. Looking for which labs will delay and confuse. You need to develop a few paragraphs of all your issues and sit down with your doctor to put the pieces together. Began a wellness program and add in magnesium and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What is mixed connective tissue disease?

What is mixed connective tissue disease?

Combination of CTD: Mixed connective tissue disease is an autoimmune conditions with a combination of autoimmune diseases systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and polymyositis. One of these conditions is usually more prominent than the others at one time and with time it can progress to the other autoimmune diseases. Thus you may have arthritis, or a rash, or internal medical probelm. ...Read more

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What are ways to cope with mixed connective tissue disease?

Many ways: Different people have different mechanisms of mctd activity. The therapy is tailored to the individual activity. Knowledge is the best way to cope with mctd. The more you know your type of mctd the better you can cope. I sometimes refer to it as "mixed up" connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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I know this dude who has mixed connective tissue disease. What is that?

I know this dude who has mixed connective tissue disease. What is that?

Lupus/scleroderma: Mixed connective tissue disease (mctd) is an autoimmune disease that usually has features of lupus and scleroderma. Many people have raynaud's (fingers change color) and puffy fingers, and a positive ANA with a more specific test called "rnp" and may also have rashes, arthritis, or inflammation in other organs. It is treated a lot like lupus. Seeing a rheumatologist is helpful. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the major presenting symptoms of mixed connective tissue disease?

Joint, skin, interna: Mctd can have a variety of signs and sympotms whichcan change with times. By the name it is a mixture of a variety of connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis and rheumatoid arthritis. Depending on which condition is prominent at the time. When you are evaluated your physician will look for causes of the symptoms from these categories. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mixed connective tissue disease?

What is the definition or description of: Mixed connective tissue disease?

Overlap syndrome : This is an overlap syndrome with manifestations that can include those of rheumatoid arthritis systemic lupus, scleroderma, and polymyositis. Different patients will have different combination of these components, over the long term it appears that many can get scleroderma like findings. Two or more components can occur. It has a variety of specific laboratory studies especially the RNP blood test ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more