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I have many symptoms of lupus but my dr. refuses to test me. I have malar rash, photosensitivity, wide spread pain and swelling plus more.

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Dx Lupus

Than seek another doctor!

In brief: Dx Lupus

Than seek another doctor!
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See rheumatologist.

Then see a rheumatologist.
Why on earth would your doctor refuse to order a few simple tests?

In brief: See rheumatologist.

Then see a rheumatologist.
Why on earth would your doctor refuse to order a few simple tests?
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lupus

isn't an easy diagnosis, and not easy to make, your doctor isn't denying you a right, rather protecting you from going through the pain of proving that you do or do not have lupus, the symptoms you described are common and not unique to lupus, trust your doctor, and also get a second opinion, it's your right

In brief: Lupus

isn't an easy diagnosis, and not easy to make, your doctor isn't denying you a right, rather protecting you from going through the pain of proving that you do or do not have lupus, the symptoms you described are common and not unique to lupus, trust your doctor, and also get a second opinion, it's your right
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
This patient deserves better than her doctor is giving her. It is easy to assuage her concerns with minimal testing.
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