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Autoimmune (Definition)

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


Dr. Slade Suchecki Dr. Suchecki
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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What could a hand X-ray show?

What could a  hand X-ray show?

Many things: Among others, an xray of a hand could show bone deformities, fractures, arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, necrosis, foreign body and even cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ester Kwok Dr. Kwok
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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How much dose hand X-ray cost?

How much dose hand X-ray cost?

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

Dr. Slade Suchecki Dr. Suchecki
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hand X-ray tomorrow, what to pay?

Hand X-ray tomorrow, what to pay?

Depends: Prices vary based on locale and insurance payments if any. Usually fairly cheap though. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long before I get results of my hand x-ray?

How long before I get results of my hand x-ray?

1-7 days: Outpatient x-rays done should usually have a report to your doctor in anywhere from 1-3 days, ct scans and mris can take longer depending on where you had the test. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How long before I get the reports of my hand x-ray?

How long before I get the reports of my hand x-ray?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Hand slammed in door X-ray shows nothing. Does this mean i'm all clear?

Hand slammed in door X-ray shows nothing. Does this mean i'm all clear?

Variable: Although there is no fracture, crush injury can cause significant damage and pain from soft tissue injury. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is there any particular "look" to people with autoimmune disorders?

Is there any particular "look" to people with autoimmune disorders?

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 more

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz Dr. Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
21 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is quinoa and sprouted grains okay for people with autoimmune disorders?

Is quinoa and sprouted grains okay for people with autoimmune disorders?

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

Dr. Kathryn Riordan Dr. Riordan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
34 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler Dr. Sanchez-goettler
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Marvin Den Dr. Den
Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Benson Yu Dr. Yu
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Can you have lupus with a negative ANA test? What about other autoimmune disorders?

Can you have lupus with a negative ANA test? What about other autoimmune disorders?

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 more

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

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 more

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is a higher ANA titre (1:2560) more likely to be associated with lupus than other autoimmune disorders?

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

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more