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How do they determine if it is primary or secondary raynaud's syndrome?
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Physical, bloodwork
A good physical exam, detailed history, bloodwork, and sometimes upper extremity noninvasive studies (checking the pressure in your finger tips) are all used to determine if raynaud's is primary or secondary.
In general, primary raynaud's is usually benign and is by far more common than secondary raynaud's. It is a good idea to go over your symptoms with your doctor just to be sure!

In brief: Physical, bloodwork
A good physical exam, detailed history, bloodwork, and sometimes upper extremity noninvasive studies (checking the pressure in your finger tips) are all used to determine if raynaud's is primary or secondary.
In general, primary raynaud's is usually benign and is by far more common than secondary raynaud's. It is a good idea to go over your symptoms with your doctor just to be sure!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Robert Cuff
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Testing
Primary raynauds means there is no underlying arterial disease or autoimmune disease.
This accounts for the vast majority of cases. Non-invasive arterial studies and blood work for rheumatoid arthritis , scleroderma and lupus can be done to rule out secondary raynauds.

In brief: Testing
Primary raynauds means there is no underlying arterial disease or autoimmune disease.
This accounts for the vast majority of cases. Non-invasive arterial studies and blood work for rheumatoid arthritis , scleroderma and lupus can be done to rule out secondary raynauds.
Dr. Robert Cuff
Dr. Robert Cuff
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