What if You Think You Have Lupus?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this video shared by The Practice family medical office in Bakersfield, Calif., on its YouTube channel, Dr. Jan Mensink talks about what to do if you think you have lupus.

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He starts by saying that about half of the patients who come to see him and think they have lupus, actually do not. Mensink explains false positives, false negatives and further explains that diagnosis comes typically after two years of blood tests and other diagnostic followup. Mensink’s closing thoughts? See a doctor you really trust and don’t panic.

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