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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Are severe dry mouth, fatigue, memory problems autoimmune rections to antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with dry eyes, mouth, and vagina. I cannot cry because there is no tear production. I also have episcleritis in my right eye. Now I am afraid that I have sjogren's syndrome. The other thing that is even worse is I cannot tolerate any antibiotics. I discovered that whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not panic. Yes, this can be an autoimmune disease. In fact as there are dry mouth and dry eyes, clinical diagnosis is Sjogren's disease as you mentioned which is an autoimmune disease. Sjogren's disease is basically of two types, primary where there is no ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for burning senation in the waist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation in my waist. I want to know the cause and the treatment for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning sensation in and around the waist or torso can indicate a lot of things. It can indicate an allergic reaction, but that seems less likely in your case. Mostly it can point to nerve weakness, which occurs due to vitamin deficiency. I will advise you to get you...  Read Full »

What does a positive ANA test in a diabetic patient indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 65 years old. She is a diabetic. For the past one month, she had fever, body pain, and joint pain. After a while, her leg started swelling, and slowly the blood platelet count came to 28000. She got admitted to the hospital and was on Xone antibiotics and Dolo 650 with tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Autoimmune attacks that lead to decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia) are mostly associated with systemic lupus syndrome or can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis in case there is an associat...  Read Full »

What is the cause for positive ANA test?

Query: Hello doctor, The ANA test is positive. The patient is fine. She does not have any history of the same issue and currently not on any medications. I have attached the lab test reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) The positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) test indicate towards some autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis or SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) like condition. However, it is not a ...  Read Full »

What is the exact issue of my health?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering through a number of physical issues since two years. At first, it all started from sudden loose motion. I often got admitted in hospital for this reason. I visited many reputed doctors, but none of them was able to reach any conclusion. At last I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear all that you have been going through and here is my thought process. I think you have an autoimmune disease; most likely SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) or mixed connective tissue disorder or myositis. Did you have any work up for that? Also, w...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my blood test results done for autoimmune disease.

Query: Hello doctor, I received CBC and CMP blood test results. Info points to kidney issues but dismissed as nothing by my doctor. I would like your opinion. Key points outside normal range: WBC 12.66, hematocrit 45, eosinophils .5, absolute neutrophils 8.76, absolute monocytes .91, BUN 26, creatinine 1....  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Nephrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attached investigations do not show evidence of autoimmune condition (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But it shows some impairment in kidney functions as GFR is lower than normal and creatinine is 1.4. This could be an effect of longstanding hyperten...  Read Full »

I have autoimmune related sores in my mouth and bottom of lips too. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got sores in my mouth which the doctor said was autoimmune related, but a week ago, I started getting what feels like sores on the inside of bottom lip and I often get pain on the back roof of the mouth, should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Autoimmune responses are the best met with the particular drugs, which your doctor might have already prescribed. Also, get checked your vitamin B12 and blood sugar levels. You can use topical anesthetic gel (like Benzocaine), Triamcinolone...  Read Full »

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