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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I have a weird rash. Could it be related to my diabetes or fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 31 years old. I was diagnosed with prediabetes at the age of 14. I did not focus much on it until in my 20s when I got diagnosed with actual diabetes with an Hba1c of 12 or 14. Eventually, I was put on insulin. My first orders were 10 units of Levemir at bedtime and to go up three uni...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that these rashes are idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. These are usually acute and self-limiting and occur in women between 20 to 40 years of age...  Read Full »

Do I have a headache, skin rashes, petechiae, chills, hair loss, and lightheadedness due to an infection or autoimmune disease?

Query: Hello doctor,Over the past year, I have had polyclonal B cell activation, raised IgM, and positive ANA (antinuclear antibodies) with systemic flu-like symptoms. However, doctors do not comment on anything because I have worsening symptoms. I experience fatigue, Raynaud's disease, skin rashes, petech...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your investigations (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and your symptoms suggest connective tissue disease. ANA (antinuclear antibody) test is positive, and you have oral ulcers, skin rash, and hair loss. All of them are suggestiv...  Read Full »

I cannot perform good sex after being diagnosed with mild diabetes and autoimmune disease. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My age is 47 years. I do not have any kids. Until the past two years, my wife and I had good sexual life. For past years I got mild diabetes and autoimmune disease. I cannot perform well in bed due to a short time erection. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are multiple reasons for your issue. The most common reason here is blood sugar and autoimmune disease. Stress and anxiety can also be the cause. These are my suggestions. Choose an appropriate place for sex with no disturbance Mak...  Read Full »

I have neck pain, stiffness in the lower back every morning, Raynaud's phenomenon, painful fingers, and fatigue. What is the reason for my autoimmune disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I have neck pain, stiffness in the lower back every morning, Raynaud's phenomenon with horizontal ridges in toenails, clicking painful fingers, wrist pain, and fatigue. I took NSAIDs and did CPR and ESR tests. My CPR and ESR test results were normal. I have a history of pregnancy and breas...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your symptoms are suggestive of Raynaud's disease.1. I suggest tablet Nifedipine (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) once at night for 15 days.2. Stay in warmth and avoid cold compression.Do you have a history of sm...  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

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 recurring shoulder pain, muscle twitching, and cramps in the feet. How to manage muscle atrophy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had nerve pain in my left leg before two years. When I consulted a physiotherapist and neurosurgeon, they diagnosed it as herniated disk. But my MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) was normal. So I stopped consulting after four months. Before one year, I have had breathing difficulty and li...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I suggest you to take electromyography, nerve conduction test, autoimmune panel test, and inflammatory markers. Are you exposed to chemical or pesticide? Do any other family members have the same medical condition?   Read Full »

What does the unknown neurological condition I am diagnosed with mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old female, who is 5.4 feet, and I weighs 157 lbs. I am looking for a name for my condition. The only medication I take is Imipramine hydrochloride¬†40 mg tablets each day. I have been told that I have a neurological condition, but the symptoms do not follow any diagnosi...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your prolonged symptoms, I can understand your frustration. Your complaints mostly encompass two of the most complex systems of medicine, that is neurology and immunology. There is a lot we know, but that probably makes up just 20 % of what is yet to b...  Read Full »

My hands hurt for no reason, and I doubt if an autoimmune disease is a reason. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have an autoimmune disease. Hands hurt for no reason at all. I tested negative for sjogren's syndrome, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. I am tired all the time and have no appetite. I am currently taking tablet Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate), tablet Adderall (Dextroamphetamine...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Speckled antinuclear antibodies are seen in mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) and scleroderma. If you have raynaud's phenomenon, do an echocardiogram (ECHO) to look for pulmonary artery hypertension, a high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest to asse...  Read Full »

Does knee inflammation after stopping steroids mean auto-immune disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter (4 years old) had an eye injury around seven months back. She is now diagonised with granulomatous panuvietis. I have consulted in person around six opthalmologists and they have told that it is due to eye injury. However, one of them wanted me to go for auto immune tests ...  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I shall try to answer your queries one by one. Eye injury may sometimes set up the autoimmunity. It is not clear in your question how much eye problem she currently has. Inflammation anywhere in body could be set up by infection, autoimmunity, or auto-inflammatory d...  Read Full »

I have MGUS and elevated levels of free kappa and lambda light chains and immunoglobulins. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I have MGUS, and my bone marrow biopsy was taken a couple of years ago. My test results are as follows: free kappa LT chains: 35.2 mg/L, free lambda LT chains: 40.5 mg/L, immunoglobulin results 3,559 mg/L.Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Please send your reports, and I will go through them and let you know. It depends on your symptoms, so please let me know your symptoms. Since when have you been diagnosed with MGUS (monoclonal ga...  Read Full »

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