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Possible diagnosis issues with Raynaud's and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 30, 2006
  • 02:38 PM

Hello,

I'm trying to find information about complications regarding the diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in patients that are known to have Raynaud's Phenomenon. Both are sympathetic nervous system disorders, and have overlapping symptoms.

Any information at all, on who I could talk to about this, would be greatly appreciated.

(I'm an SO of a woman who is experiencing this)... she's quite young, 30, just had bilateral bunionectomy, she experiences symptoms similar to CRPS bilaterally, extremely mild pain if any at all- she calls it "discomfort", a small lack of joint movement is the primary concern... color changes etc., I feel may be Raynaud's based, and not due to CRPS. Since there is little to no pain at all, I'm worried that colorchanges etc., due to sympathetic nerve blockades as a diagnostic tool, may actually give falsely CRPS-supportive information due to her Raynaud's phenomenon.

Thank you for any and all help! I greatly appreciate it.
-Allen

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