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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. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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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?

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

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What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

Tight skin: People with scleroderma have tight skin, but have other findings including raynauds, finger changing color in the cold or stress, joint pain, and can have internal involvement in the lungs, heart, kidney etc. Each person has different finding and the rheumatologist helps to put it together. ...Read more

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What are the possible symptoms of scleroderma?

Tight skin: Tight skin is characteristic but there can be a variety of other symptoms such as raynaud's, shortness of breath, chest pain, trouble swallowing, other GI symptoms, etc. Each person with scleroderma has a different set of symptoms and different type of scleroderma involvement. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of scleroderma in a man?

The same like women: Scleroderma is a rare disease. Fewer than 500, 000 people in the United States have scleroderma. No one knows for sure why or how it develops. Some experts report that six out of seven patients are women. ...Read more

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If you get scleroderma, what are your symptoms?

If you get scleroderma, what are your symptoms?

Scleroderma symptoms: There are different types of sclerodema; one type may only be confined to the skin. Another type, called limited scleroderma, is frequently associated with food sticking or heart burn. Systemic sclerosis, the most severe, may be aassociated with shortness of breath with exertion, severe headache from very high blood pressure, weight loss from poor absorption of food, among others. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of scleroderma?

Scleroderma: Read this: http://www.Scleroderma.Org/site/pagenavigator/patients_whatis.Html#.Usgcp_rdt8e.

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What are the first symptoms of someone with scleroderma has?

Scleroderma: Localised scleroderma (also known as morphoea). This only affects the skin. It causes some areas of the skin to become harder than usual.Systemic sclerosis. This causes some areas of the skin to become harder than usual, and it may involve one or more of the body's internal organs.Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease.http://patient.info/health/scleroderma-systemic-sclerosis ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are possible symptoms of scleroderma?

There are many: The most common is a change in the texture or elasticity of the skin - feels harder or thicker, there may be symptoms of cold sensitivity of fingers and toes with color changes on cold exposure, shortness of breath, diffuculty swallowing and many others. If you really concerned you should see a rherumatologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the 1st symptoms or body changes someone with scleroderma has?

I was wondering what are the 1st symptoms or body changes someone with scleroderma has?

See details: It varies considerably. Common early features include swelling of hands which eventually leads to thickening of skin, heart burn, raynauds (blanching or bluish changes in hands and feet with cold exposure) and pulmonary issues. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more