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Why Do Some Doctors Say Lupus Sle Is A Terminal Disease
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
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
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
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
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
Rehumy says borderline lupus maybe was just a virus despite negative ebv, and stds. Doctor says no to stay on plaquenil for remition. Who do I believe?
See below: I would be inclined to side with the rheumatologist, but perhaps you need a second opinion from a different rheumatologist to settle the issue. ...Read more
I have a butterfly rash and a positive ANA doctor says doesn't show in blood work but its probably skin lupus.Can i finish my half sleeve tattoo?
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