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Dr. Humberto Palladino
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Could breast implants flare an already exsisting autoimmune disease?

Dr. Humberto Palladino
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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Could breast implants flare an already exsisting autoimmune disease?

Unlikely: Many studies have been carried out since late 1990's about this topics, all showing no significant relation between breast implants and immune disorders. This is a field that has been very thoroughly investigated with confident evidence of no relation between implant and autoimmune problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
42 years in practice
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Is there evidence that pregnancy causes the mother to develop a flare in an autoimmune disease?

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Is there evidence that pregnancy causes the mother to develop a flare in an autoimmune disease?

Flares: There is evidence that pregnancy causes flares of autoimmune diseases after the pregnancy is over. Flares can occur after a spontaneous miscarriage, an elective abortion, or delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.

Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.

IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
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I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
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I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

Rosacea blepharitis: These could be findings associated with rosacea blepharitis which is associated with the common facial skin condition acne rosacea which is not autoimmune. Lupus (autoimmune) can have a facial rash as part of the symptoms, but red blister type lesions around the eyes sounds different. See a dermatologist and/or ophthalmologist for a closer look. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I have PAD pos ANA. Muscle joint pain. What are early symptoms of autoimmune disease flare? I have rheumy. Stop seeing because I wasn't having symps

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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I have PAD pos ANA. Muscle joint pain. What are early symptoms of autoimmune disease flare? I have rheumy. Stop seeing because I wasn't having symps

Define PAD: PAD means peripheral artery disease. This would be unusual in your age group depending on the rest of your symptoms and findings. A +ANA is seen is autoimmune disease but is only a clue and by itself is not diagnostic. It can be seen in other clinicial settings and is not diagnostic alone.You best decision is to return to see your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Severe symptoms: Despite immunosuppressive your symptoms are severe. Consider Hospitalization for IV immunosuppressive. Consider adding Colchicine and follow up with Mayo clinic as planned ...Read more

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Can you die from autoimmune disease?

Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Can you die from autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease and death: Death in autoimmune diseases depend on several factors including its severity , target organ, cell , tissue and vital structures involved, duration and stage of disease, underlying comorbid conditions, age of patient and overall health of patient. Many of autoimmune diseases do well with appropriate management . They are chronic diseases and need expert care in the longer run. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune disease?

Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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What is the treament for autoimmune diseases?

Dr. Martin Raff
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What is the treament for autoimmune diseases?

Suppression: Blocking the body's immune reaction to its own tissues often requires interference with the immune system itself, either non-specifically with steroids, drugs which attack immune mediating cells, or drugs which block receptor sites, etc. Many of these are effective in limiting the damage due to disease, but have their own toxicities to deal with. ...Read more

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