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I've been dealing with joint pains which gets worse as the

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Hi, I've been dealing with joint pains which gets worse as the day goes on. I can still move my joints, but when I apply pressure like walking, using my arms to lift myself up ect my joints starts to ache. By end of day it's painful. I also have abdominal pain and can swell up. I sometimes bleed like having my period when my abdominal pain is bad and I've swelled up. I get hot and cold easily throughout the day, my bowel actions are like once a week but it's very soft or its diarrhoea. I have lost 30kgs in the past 3 months. My GP doesn't know what to make of it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm very sorry this is happening to you.

I would look at autoimmune diseases first.

Examples would be

1)lupus

2)celiac disease

3)hypothyroidism

4)rheumatoid arthritis

5)other connective tissue disease

I would talk with a rheumatologist if your GP isn't aware of how to work it up.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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