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What To Expect At A Rheumatology Appointment
Rheumatology is a field of study in which a person concentrates on the causes, effects, and treatments of auto-immune disorders, in which a person's own immune system is abnormal and damaging the person's body. Diseases include rheumatoid arthritis (adult & juvenile), lupus (SLE), scleroderma, etc... A doctor of this ...Read more
Rheumatic Disease : The study of rheumatic diseases which include arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, soft tissue diseases, immunologic diseases, osteoporosis, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue diseases to name a few. There are over 100-150 rheumatic diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why rheumatology now @50 yrs? Very disabilitating very little function, yet SSI won'nt approve me, why?
If : If you have severe arthritis with obvious joint deformities, loss of motion and poor function but have been denied social security disability, i suggest that you obtain an attorney who specializes in appeals for this type fo denial. You can find names in the yellow pages or by contacting the local bar association. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A type of doctor: A rheumatologist is a doctor that treats rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases are a set of illnesses that have inflammation as a common characteristic. The most common type of disease that we care for is arthritis (both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis). However, we also treat more rare diseases such as lupus, vasculitis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, and gout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little!: You have essentially two specialities that cover the fields. I trained in a division of clinical immunology and rheuamtology. Most of the non-structural diseases i treat involve the immune system. Allergist/immunologists will overlap, but the major focus is allergy and asthma than rheumatic issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several!: First, as a rheumatologist, i trained in two medical schools in programs called "clinical immunology and rheumatology." rheumatologists deal with autoimmune diseases. But they usually do not deal with allergies, either food or inhaled. They do not skin test. That being said, most allergist are also well trained in immunology, and their is some overlap in treating patients with immune diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a medical team or institution that is uniquely specialized in working out complicated diagnoses unfamiliar to most doctors that involve endocrinology, rheumatology, and possibly other areas?
What is the difference between orthopaedic and rheumatology doctors. Which would i need for severe osteo and ddd? Caused by ooph& meds?
They overlap: Rheumatologist a are trained in internal medicine to diagnose and treat arthritis and multi system disease. Orthopedist a are surgeon trained in diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint disease. They often overlap .in this case either specialty would be fine ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was recently diagnosed with possible polymyalgia rheumatica. How could I have gotten it at my age?! (Age 38). Seeking second opinion w/ Rheumatology
Correct: This is an autoimmune illness and a rheumatologist is the correct choice ...Read more
Wat do + Anti Chromatin antibodies mean ? I have + ANA, + chromatin = 5 (range 0-0.9). Many sx's but can't get a dx from rheumatology. Thanks !
Explanation : We do not have enough information for diagnosis. Lab results should be analyzed together with clinical presentation, what is absolutely absent in your question. Most likely your doctor need more tests for proper diagnosis, just wait and follow up with rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can crohns lead to peptic ulcer, gastropresis, and rheumatology issues? Can't get to the bottom of my LRA pain and weightloss.
Crohns/ ulcer/paresi: Crohns is autoimmune disease. Will have rheumatalogic/malabsorption/other GI findings. Ulcers occur, may also have H pylori from immunosuppressives. Gastroparesis can occur, as can joint pains..Right side pain can be ileitis. Check B12, h pylori. Consider imuran, (azathioprine) anti-TNF, f/u w/doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1201000/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1838914/ ...Read more
Part1: for board certified rheumatologists: do you think it is ok for doctors who do not specialize in rheumatology to advise early and newly
Yes : Their initial evaluation will help decide if the patient needs to see a rheumatologist. This will facilitate early referral to the rheumatologist. ...Read more
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