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How long does it typically take to diagnose and confirm an autoimmune disease?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 21, 2014
  • 04:42 PM

I recently visited my primary care physician and got blood work done. She told me my blood chemistry was abnormal And sent me to a hematologist. The hematologist had been taking blood weekly for about 3-4 weeks now. In that time all she has told me is that I have some sorry of auto immune disorder that is causing my red blood cells to rupture premature. Amd that it is over working my bone marrow. She is now sending me to a rheumatologist for more testing although everything she's tested for has come back negative. Does anyone have any experience with being diagnosed with am auto immune disorder Amd how long it took. And the process. Should I be worried?

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  • I am going through what you are going through but it's been years now. My immune system is dys regulated causing blood problems that are confounding the doctors. The rheumatologist most likely ordered Coombs direct and indirect test to rule out auto immune. Celebrate that news!!! You don't have to have auto immune antibodies to have blood imbalances. Have the hematologist check your interleukin-2 cytokine levels. That is the root cause of my blood malfunctioning. We will talk more. I can help.
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