Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX and I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
I'm sorry to hear about this
What question about this can I help you answer?
what it "possibly" is
I firmly bekieve it is all related
Have you had any tests?
no, unfortunately the symptoms have seemed unrelated but as they have increased I feel the basic explanations fit at time but now are not the issue. It is expensive to go to doctor every time I need to
What is the problem with your kidneys?
they feel tender at times and I do not know if kidneys are involved in this part but I rarely make it to bathroom any longer. It hits instantly with extreme urgency
Okay, you may have a condition called lupus, which causes a rash, and affects your kidneys as well. The diagnosis is usually conformed with a blood test called an antinuclear antibody. I would recommend that you have it
I have spent a lot of time in various medical areas due to my sons leukemia and have learned a lot. Mainly not to freak out over things along with usable knowledge that saves a lot of doctor trips
Wow!! That's what I have came to believe in recent times
But I was told there was no specific testing
There are many tests, blood tests include an ANA, anti D dna and anti smith dna
I felt a blood test was best to even get pushed in a direction of answers
I feel symptoms started around 4 yrs ago
I see, then you have had them for some time
Thank you for your help. I was hoping maybe some other options would have came to ight
some of them
You're very welcome
But I have really been hit all of a sudden with multiple issues
I'm sorry to hear that
is the antinuclear the best idea
Yes, that is the best next step
it said it could take up to ten yrs to get confirmations
No, the test takes a matter of days
can express health services run that test
Yes, they can
You took a lot of weight off my shoulders with the test available. I appr
I am very appreciative and now know what to do
You're welcomeI am happy I could help
If you have any questions in the future, you may request me by starting the question with "Dr Brims"
This resolves my need for help with answers
I will definitely do that. I did not know that was an option
Yes, it is an option
Dr. Brims, thank you for your time.
You're quite welcome
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