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Why Do Some Doctors Say Lupus Sle Is A Terminal Disease
Do you think all connective tissue diseases (lupus, sjogrens, scleroderma) are more alike than doctors realize since they tend to overlap so much?
Yes and no: Autoimmune diseases are all as different as the people who get them. These conditions all result from the body's immune system attacking different parts of your cells and tissues. Each person's disease will reflect the tissues that are being damaged. It is likely that everyone who has one of these conditions has a different spectrum of tissue damage which may be similar in some ways.. ...Read more
I have a question about have both postive ssa (ro) (ena) ab igg, and also a positive sle-70 (ena) ab- dr says lupus but it seems to be it would be
sclerederma- doc wont call back im so confused :(?
Autoimmune disease: If you cannot communicate with your doctor it might help to find a second opinion. Make sure it is with a rheumatologist who sees lots of patients with auto-immune conditions. Much of the diagnosis will depend on your clinical presentation along with a full panel of laboratory tests, and your providing only a few of these makes it very difficult to even suggest a diagnosis. Need to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When the doctor order cocci serology and species antibodies bartonella, what he expected to find?Lupus?Lyme diseases?
Trying to find out why I have sudden, severe joint pain in the metacarpophalangeal joints of both hands. I have joint pain in my hands, worse in the thumbs. My doctors have no idea what's causing it. Tests for ra, lupus, gout, fifth disease, etc, all have
Hi, I have been diagnosed with fibro 8 years but have have a few friends (with the condition) say I my have lupus. How do I ask my doc to check?
Just ask: Lupus is usually easily to screen out with a couple of blood tests. Raise the subject with your doctor to find out if such tests should be considered. ...Read more
My mother was being treated for lupus her insurance swithched her to a new doctor who say now that she dose not have lupus should we seek second o?
What do you advise if doctor says he thinks I have lupus due to ANA + bloodtest also cfs abd fibro what are main symptoms of lupus?
See Rheumatologist: Not sure if the doctor is a rheumatologist or Primary Care. Need to see a Rheumatologist. The Ana blood test has differrent degrees. 1:40 is weak, but 1:620 is pretty strong. You need follow up testing that would provide more specific results and then everything should be considered-your symtpoms, objective and subjective findings, blood tests. The best decision can then be made. ...Read more
Can any internal medicine doctor interpret most blood tests or is it better to see a specialist such as for blood tests for lupus or blood disorders?
Start with PCP: Yes, any general internist can interpret routine blood work including for auto immune issues like lupus, but there may be a benefit of having a specialist like a rheumatologist (arthritis doctor) help if further testing and detailed management of such disorders if needed. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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