I have Celiac Disease, lactose intol, fructose mal, adrenal fatigue, elevated ana, rf and tpo. Now having sever problems with left leg, swelling, pitting odema, also have a dx of UCTD. my new dr thinks i may have lupus, leg is so sore, by the end o the day, it is very swollen and painful. MRI says shin splints,,,grrr,,my dr is not convinced. I take ibuprofen 3 times a day, but the pain starts as soon as I wake up. Even the sheets hurt my leg to sleep. What do i do.....
Specked ANA and presence of dsDNA antibodies confirms lupus to a great extent. If the ANA staining test is equivocal, the speckled ANA should be studied further to confirm lupus diagnosis. Anti-SM subtype of speckled ANA almost confirms lupus diagnosis, as it is rarely present in other disorders. Anti-Ro and Anti-Sm together almost confirm diagnosis. So, these tests need to be done if lupus is suspected.
Pitting edema and severe pain can be due to compartment syndrome, UCT, and also due to faluty valves in deep veins. A dopplar study should be done. Also, cellulitis or infection of the skin is another possibility. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
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