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What is the medical specialty to see about vasculitis and glomurelonephritis?

What is the medical specialty to see about vasculitis and glomurelonephritis?

Combination: I believe you will need to see both a nephrologist and a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or ...Read more


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What is the most effective type of medical specialist to see about vasculitis / glomurelonephritis?

Nephrologist...: Kidney specialists manage autoimmune renal disease such as glomerulonephritis. If it's a pure vasculitis, a rheumatologist or vascular surgeon would be apropos... ...Read more

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What is the specialtist to see about vasculitis?

What is the specialtist to see about vasculitis?

Several types: Generally you'll want to see two types of physicians for your vasculitis, which is a general term for inflammation of the blood vessels. The first is a vascular surgeon who can recognize all the vasculitidies and offer operative treatments for blockages and aneurysms that arise as a result of vasculitis, and the other is a rheumatologist who can offer medical therapies to slow the inflammation. ...Read more

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I'm going to see a rheumatologist , for vasculitis, what should I expect?

Bloodwork: There are many types of vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) and exactly what you have depends on the types of arteries affected, the symptoms you're having, and your approximate age and lifestyle habits. The rheumatologist will send bloodwork to confirm that there is a vasculitis and may prescribe steroids for treatment. You should, however, also see a vascular surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Can vasculitis be diagnosed if symptoms have subsided? Is there any need to see doc now or should I wait for next flareup? Can waiting cause damage?

Do not wait: Vasculitis remains a rare disease and the chances of you having vasculitis is small especially if symptoms are present intermittently. See a rheumatologist. Do not wait. Tests can be positive even when you are being reasonably well. ...Read more

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What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

rheumatologist: Rheumatologist is most skilled with this phenomenon, although some neurologists are also effective. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my vasculitis?

Rheumatologist: Vasculitis is an autoimmune process that should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. Depending on features of the vasculitis, other specialists may also become involved. ...Read more

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Is it worth seeing a naturopathic dr to see if he/she could lower crp/inflammation that is causing vasculitis w/o toxic meds like methotrexate?

NO proven benefit: You are free to consult any practitioner you believe may be able to help your situation, however there is no proven benefit to naturopathic approach to vasculitis. Often holistic approach just slower than pharmacologic, so if not in a hurry, can opt for that. Also, controls not the same on holistic herbs/meds, can have heavy metals / wrong agents / etc. ...Read more

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I have IgA vasculitis (HSP) and unexpectedly pregnant after only 2 months of medical remission, is it unsafe to have a baby right now? Complications?

I have IgA vasculitis (HSP) and unexpectedly pregnant after only 2 months of medical remission, is it unsafe to have a baby right now? Complications?

Complex: What medicines are you currently on? Some medicines wouldn't be advisable with pregnancy for baby's safety, you need to follow up closely with your obstetrician who may refer you to a fetomaternal medicine specialist and as well follow up with your nephrologist/internist, wish you all the best, ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

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