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Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

YES SEE BELOW: Morphea is a medical term for localized scleroderma. The disease involves isolated patches of hardened skin - there generally is no internal organ involvement. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Can overactive bladder symptoms be only symptom of scleroderma?

Can overactive bladder symptoms be only symptom of scleroderma?

No: ANA patterns do not give great sensitivity or specificity when comes to diagnosing disease. In order words, you cannot rely on them overactive bladder is not a classic presentation for scleroderma. ...Read more

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In difuuse scleroderma would the only symptom be IBS diarrhea form?

In difuuse scleroderma would the only symptom be IBS diarrhea form?

Similar: In ibs the bowel is normal, just misbehaving. In scleroderma, the bowel is abnormal. Ibs can be cramping, constipation, diarrhea. Scleroderma is usually weight loss due to nutrient malabsorption, diarrhea and bloating due to bacterial overgrowth. Constipation can occur due to lack of intestinal contractions. ...Read more

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Is a main symptom irritable bladder of scleroderma?

Is a main symptom irritable bladder of scleroderma?

No: Irritable bladder is not a main feature of scleroderma. Skin changes and raynaud's phenomena are the typical presenting features of this illness. ...Read more

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Can the only presenting symptom of scleroderma be IBS diarrhea that comes and goes?

Can the only presenting symptom of scleroderma be IBS diarrhea that comes and goes?

Diarrhea: Yes, scleroderma of the intestines can present like ibs with diarrhea coming and going. Diagnosis is usually made by endoscopy or xray. ...Read more

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Could IBS diarrhea form be the only symptom appearing including no skin involvement in diffuse scleroderma meaning no other symptoms but a positive ANA with negative ena?

Quite doubtful.: In scleroderma, sacular diverticuli can form, but this is usually not early. In the absence of raynaud's syndrome, subungual capillary abnormalities (rheumatolgist use a 30x microscope to examine for this), and more specific serologies......I conclude your problem lies elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of scleroderma?

What are common symptoms of scleroderma?

Skin changes: The first sign is usually patchy areas on the skin that often make a linear pattern. Early on, they are slightly pink and thickened, but can be flat and shiny. As time passes, the skin spots enlarge and often become thick and lavender/purple-colored, sometimes with pale flat centers. Scleroderma can also affect the heart, lung, kidney, joints, digestive tract. Please see your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by tightening of the skin on ...Read more