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My 27 yr. old granddaughter has the following symptoms. She

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My 27 yr. old granddaughter has the following symptoms. She has high ANA levels and doctors do not tell her what to do about that. Here are her symptoms that she has had longer than 6 mos. nose hairs falling out, smoke smell comes and goes, swollen lymph nodes, under eye swelling, facial swelling, nose swelling, yellow skin on face, nose pops/clicks, bloody nose mucous, difficulty laying head down flat. pressurized feeling thru' entire face, blood spots on skin all over, shooting pain from ear to jaw, internal clicking from inside face, jaw pain inside mouth area, pressure in hard palet/roof of mouth like something to break thru', blurry vision, heaviness in arms, bad smell in nose constantly.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Have you been having any headaches?
Customer: about 8 mos. or more. yes, headaches too.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry about your granddaughter.

she could have lupus or another type of autoimmmune disorder

she needs to see a rheumatology doctor

and get more blood testing including

antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) tests,
antibodies to histone tests,
antibodies to phospholipids,
antibodies to Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B,
antibodies to Sm target Sm proteins in the cell nucleus,
antibodies to RNP target ribonucleoproteins
rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies.

to see what type of autoimmune disease she has.