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X Ray On Your Hands For Autoimmune Disorders
I've been having consistent stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade with numbness in my left hand. X-rays did not show anything. Mri of my neck showed mild degenerative disc disease in c6-c7 with no pinching of the nerve. Condition started gradually and n
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Cost varies: One can ask local xray facilities for the cost of a hand-xray, which may vary according to region and facility. Many facilities will also give a discount for cash paying patients (that is, those who pay off their bill at the time that the xray is done. One just need to ask for that information). Remember that there is also a separate charge for the xray to be read by a radiologist. ...Read more
Call office: Usually not longer than 24 hours. If taking too long you should contact office of practice and ask to speak with office manager not the receptionist about delay in report. The office manager usually wants practice to run smoothly. This often speeds up process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two weeks ago I fell on my hand. I still cant move my hand up in area of my wrist, X-ray shows all is ok. what should I do to heal fast ?
Acupuncture: often expedites healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
I broke my hand right in front of the wrist 6 years ago...if I do an x-ray now will it show that it was once broken ?...or is it nornal like my other
No: I would caution everyone against these superstitious ideas. They serve no purpose, and even if there were some basis (for example, someone with advanced cancer "looks malignant" because of cachexia), the impression is less sensitive and less specific than a scientific exam. Life's difficult enough without well-intentioned lay people frightening folks for no reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Good question. There are no studies to support the benefits or the risks of quinoa and sprouted grains in people with autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
Kalawalla: No, the diversity of autoimmune diseases results in variable results with both natural and synthetic therapies. Medications and supplements that can be beneficial with lupus may be harmful or lack benefit with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or autoimmune thyroid disease. There are no natural supplements or medications that are beneficial for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My little pinky is getting stiff and lots of pain had a X-ray and it is not Brocken but it hurts so much also my hands getting stiff at night?
FOLLOW UP: If there is no trauma to your finger, you may be developing a type of arthritis. If this persists, follow up with your PCP who can do some lab tests to check for different types of arthritis (such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus) with lab tests and further studies. ...Read more
It : It is not likely, but in medicine one never says never. ...Read more
ANA testing: ANA is a screening test for autoimmune disease, (generally present in 80-90% of cases). A higher titer over 1:160 is more significant. There are more definite testing for lupus such as anti-smith antibody and anti ds dna antbody. There are many more other specific testing for other specific autoimmune disorders. Syphilis and lyme disease can give false positive ANA test as well. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?
Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a higher ANA titre (1:2560) more likely to be associated with lupus than other autoimmune disorders?
Question lupus.: The ANA test it’s considered to be one of the screening test for lupus. However, there is a lot of overlap diagnostically speaking among the various rheumatological conditions. Diagnosis should be based mainly on the history and physical examination and supported by results of blood testing. It’s hard to say that this test would specifically represent lupus. ...Read more
Are people with pidd likely to also have autoimmune disorders? Can you have something like cvid and also lupus?
Yes: Paradoxically it is not unusual to see patients with pidd develop autoimmune diseases. ...Read more