A little more than a year ago I had went to a specialist for my wrist and hand because I had a lot of symptoms of carpel tunnel but after numerous test I ended up testing positive for ANA which is a Lupus antibody. I was quickly referred to a rheumatoid Specialist who did numerous test on me. The ending result was that I had the lupus antibodies but not the active disease. Surprisingly enough I had another appointment that same day with my ob/gyn as a follow-up from a surgery that I had a couple of days before and was diagnosed with having endometriosis. I've found that endo patients have a high risk of getting an autoimmune disease which includes lupus. It's been a year since the diagnosis and both my endo and joint pain has gotten worse. My rheumatoid specialist has refused to acknowledge my off and on joint pain telling me I don't have the active disease so she can't treat me. I'm a little confused on whether it's my endo or if it's lupus. I was wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with Lupus which may have been related to having endo?
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