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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Are having intermittent knee pain and anaemia symptoms of having an Autoimmune disease?

I have a history of Hepatitis C and was treated and cured. I still have a damaged liver and had a TIPS procedure last year. I have bleeding polyps in my stomach and the Doctors moniter me closely. I see a Hematologist for Anemia and have to have iron infusions. I am now having knee pain for 8months. It comes and goes, but is serverly painful. I can t even stand at times. My Doctors can t dx it. Could I have an autoimmune disease? I ve been tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis s it came out positive once and just recently negative. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.
Thu, 26 Oct 2017
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Hi,

Looking at your symptoms and going through the brief history you've provided, it is very much likely that you're suffering from some type of autoimmune condition.

Rheumatoid arthritis will usually remain positive with remission and relapses likely during the course of a lifetime.

Would suggest that you consult an expert in rheumatology to confirm the diagnosis.
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