How do I know if I have Ankylosing Spondylitis?

What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Ankylosing Spondylitis. People who have experience in Ankylosing Spondylitis offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

Do I have Ankylosing Spondylitis?
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A rheumatologist is needed to diagnose the disease as well as evidence on images. Symptoms include pain in the early hours of the morning and pain and stiffness the eases with movement first thing in the morning. Pain reappearing when resting. Pain easing with movements

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kylie Frost 2120
Dr Diagnosis!

Posted May 19, 2017 by Tamra 1750
morning stiffness, lower back pain, eye infections, fused joints

Posted Aug 31, 2017 by BigStu111 12832
Go to a Rheumatologist for testing.

Posted Sep 6, 2017 by Daniel Wilson 2010
Constant back pain was my sign when I went to check it up.

Posted Sep 7, 2017 by Luciano Scariano 2600
See your dr if you have experience morning stiffness in back, neck hips or other moments of inactivity and fatigue.

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Sal 2550
By a Doctor and HLB-27 more than stiffness and limited neck movement

Posted Sep 21, 2017 by Rana Navid Anwaar Khan 3945
Sintomi rigidità mattutina per più di 3 mesi
Dolori alla colonna e alle sacroiliache

Posted Oct 1, 2017 by Silvia 2500
As said earlier only a team of professional with investigation can give a diagnose.
First maybe it is important to go to see your family doctor, he has all your records and knows you pretty well. He will then acknwoklege and refer you possibly to a specialist like a rhumatologist.

But by talking about the 5 questions:
did the pain last more than 3 months?
did it started before 45 years old?
did the pain get better or worse with exercice?
did the pain wakes up during the night?
did the pain came gradually over time?

It can help the doctor to understand if the pain is related to a possible inflammatory disease.

Posted Feb 16, 2018 by Laeti 3570
You may have symptoms, but your doctor will tell you based on radiographs and blood tests. See a general practioner first and ask for a referral to a rhuematologist. Even if tests are negative, you can still have the disease or a similiar one.

Posted May 31, 2018 by Colleen 2550

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