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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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Will sarcoidosis affect my sex life?

Will sarcoidosis affect my sex life?

Not likely: If your sarcoid is flared up causing lung impairment you may have difficulty exerting yourself. Other than shortness of breath or fatigue i would not expect much impact. ...Read more

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Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?

Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?

Not a death sentence: You can libe a long time you need appropriate evaluation and treatment. As you know there can be serious involvement internally but it doesn't sound like that's the case with you. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis & i'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?

I have sarcoidosis & i'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?

See Doctor: Try otc med in the meantime if you don't have any pain med and you are not able to see your doctor. If this is a flare up- you may need a steroid treatment to help your pain. If you can't see your pcp then go to an acute care center for eval-. ...Read more

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How do you end up with sarcoidosis?

Not predictable: This disease occurs spontaneously, but higher incidence if you have a relative with it, or if black or scandinavian background. Often involves lung and lymph nodes but may affect many other organs including eyes, skin and kidney. Mild diseases may resolve spontaneously, but some require specific treatment depending on extent and location. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about sarcoidosis?

Do you know anything about sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: The answer to your question is too long to fit in the space allowed. For more information on sarcoidosis go to this link that will give you plenty of information: http://www.Webmd.Com/lung/arthritis-sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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How do I explain to people about my sarcoidosis?

Be honest: Sarcoidosis is a disease that can be serious involving multiple organs, most notably the lungs, but it can also cause kidney disease. It is treatable often with steroid medication. Chronic steroid therapy can cause changes in appearance such as a round face and thinning of the skin. Friends might show concern and you can tell them you need this medication to remain as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about sarcoidosis ?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a condition where tiny lumps, known as granulomas, develop at various sites within your body, due to inflammation. These granulomas are made up of cells involved in inflammationMore than three quarters of people with sarcoidosis do not need any treatment. sometimes simple painkillers such as paracetamol or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen are helpful. Steroid pills are used to treat. ...Read more

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Is sarcoidosis more common in certain areas in the united states?

Sarcoid: Some research shows that people who live rurally around farms--insecticides, chemicals etc. Have a higher incidence. There is higher incidence of caucasiian sarcoid patients having an increased susceptibility within their own family---an immune problem with increased potential to be inherited. While, although 50% of sarcoid pts. Are afro-american, hispanic --- not as commonly inc. In family. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis and what can I do to address them?

What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis and what can I do to address them?

Multiple: Sarcoid affects multiple organs and is followed by many different specialists. Problems can include arthrits. Skin rashes particularly one called erythema nodosum, eye inflammation, lung problems, swollen lymph nodes, fevers and multiple other problems. Sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose unless it is thought about by your physician. Medications are usually necessary and needs a doctor's care. ...Read more

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Do I need to take medication in case I am diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but don't have any symptoms?

No but you need dr.: It is essential that you establish a therapeutic relationship with a doctor usually a Pulmonary Specialist to monitor you through the years. ...Read more

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What happend if I refused to take any meds for my sarcoidosis? It will gets worst? Or will be the same? I really don't want to take anything .

Can not comment: We can not comment without knowing details of your condition.Sarcoidosis can be asymptomatic to affecting one or more bodily organs.If your doctors have prescribed the meds, and you did not say what meds have been prescribed by not following your doctors treatment you are taking a big risk and it can do serious damage to your body so talk to your doctors and follow their advice. ...Read more

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Do people with sarcoidosis have a lot of pain?

Sarcoidosis and pain: chest pain is a fairly common complaint among patients with sarcoidosis and some also develop a form of arthritis that can be painful. The majority of patients with sarcoidosis do not feel pain and of course patients with sarcoidosis can have pains unrelated to their sarcoidosis just like anyone else. ...Read more

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Painful fingertips is this part of sarcoidosis or something else I should be looking to get checked?

It could be : It could be a result of the sarcoid. It could be from neuropathy or raynauds. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which nodules form in various organs, including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more