Autoimmune Disorder

The diseases caused when your body's immune system attacks your body, mistaking it for a foreign body, are called autoimmune diseases. Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and myasthenia gravis are a few examples of autoimmune diseases. The antinuclear antibody test (ANA) is used to diagnose them.

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How to cure my skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes similar to the rash of SLE, swollen, painful and redness around the eyes, severe fatigue and muscle weakness. These symptoms occurred a few months back after I had an intestinal infection. The doctors suspected it to be dermatolysis too, thus having a skin biopsy done tomorr...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reports suggest that you are probably having an autoimmune disease. For an exact diagnosis, ANA (antinuclear antibody) global or ANA profile test report and skin or muscle biopsy would be required to avoid any controversies in the future. I also need to know the follo...  Read Full »

Why does my nephew have back stiffness and difficulty in walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I want an opinion for my 24 year old nephew. For the past four months, he has been suffering from the following problems. He has numbness in both his lower limbs for the past three months and he has total blackout for a few seconds. He has been suffering from constipation for the past ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms, it is suggestive of the myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord). Hence, he has been treated with initial IV steroids and then oral. After taking these medications, either his symptom...  Read Full »

What causes painless swelling in the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, my mother had fever. She had medicines, which was prescribed by her doctor. After three days of fever, she developed rashes and was hospitalized. Then, her rashes started disappearing, but she has some burning sensation on the soles of her feet. Right now, she has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your mother's health. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that her ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) are high. As her ESR and CRP are high, it indic...  Read Full »

Are my symptom related to the two positive ANA markers?

Query: I have 2 positive ANA markers, Speckled and Nucleolar. I had a high white blood count for an entire year ending in a bone marrow aspiration that only showed normal anemia. I have chronic all over body pain that is deep and constant, especially in my thighs and upper arms. I get ulcers on my scalp th...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Rheumatologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Positive ANA doesn’t mean autoimmune disease specially 2 plus but it can be. Body pain or muscle pain can be due to fibromyalgia. U need evaluation for ulcers over scalp from dermatologist. The best thing is to also consult a Rheumatologist personally for detailed evaluation and examinati...  Read Full »

Can leucoderma be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a white patch on the back of my foot. It has been in the same shape for 2 years. My doctor said it as leucoderma due to footwear and gave an ointment. I used it for one month, but I did not observe any change. Is this curable?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your descriptions, it seems that you are having focal vitiligo or chemical leucoderma due to footwear. It is primarily an autoimmune disease with a familial predisposition presented with chalky white or milky white in appearance. Other autoimmune diseases may be asso...  Read Full »

Are weight loss and gastro issues to gluten diet early symptoms of celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have no family history with celiac disease. I have quitted eating gluten foods altogether because I have had some bloating, gastrointestinal problems, weight loss, and yellow stools. But then also now I have noticed that I have had liver or gallbladder pains which...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the symptoms you mention are vague and believe me these symptoms can occur in 10+ diseases of the abdomen, but can also occur without having any disease. These symptoms can occur sometimes as physiological changes of the body to food, environment, exercise, and...  Read Full »

Why is my husband getting peculiar symptoms every six months?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband had an issue since he was 18 years old. Doctors have brushed him off time and after time. But, I know that his symptoms are very real. He feels hopeless that he will never find an answer. For every four to six months he gets a flare up as we call it. The symptoms are itching (b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to know that no proper answers were extended by doctors for his condition. You are right in saying that this is unlikely an allergy problem as no allergy condition reappears after every six months. Also, there is no information about the duration of the problem...  Read Full »

Is self-isolation needed to prevent coronavirus in immunocompromised patients?

Query: I’m 40 & I’ve had glandular fever, shingles, influenza and have an autoimmune condition (Hashimoto’s disease). I believe I may be more vulnerable than the average person my age to get Coronavirus, due to my weakened immune system? Should I be self isolating? I am ok to do so  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! Thank you for reaching out I understand. Bases on the available data, those who are 60 above, and with medical condition such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are the most vulnerable population. Thyroid disease and any other autommine condition is not known to be associat...  Read Full »

What causes discoloration on skin of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a discoloring on skin of penis. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Shweta Dhawan

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition you are presenting is hypopigmentation of penile skin, relating to penile vitiligo, its an autoimmune condition, vitiligo can be present in other parts of skin or hairs also turning the color light, or white, it is not related to any STDs, but if any hi...  Read Full »

Can chronic diarrhea be due to autoimmune disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, female, 2006DLBCL, treated with 8 RCHOP and radiation, remission ever since last 15 years diarrhea, got worse for last 2 years, they suspect autoimune.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Looking at your clinical history and present symptoms, my opinion is as follows: 1. Chronic diarrhea is really difficult period. Patients with autoimmune disorders are very much prone to lymphomas and risk is always present. Previously probably, you were not diagnosed ...  Read Full »

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