Should I talk to my doctor about symptoms of Wegener's granulomatosis?

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If you have a runny nose that won't clear up, a chronic sinus infection that is not responding to over-the-counter remedies, or other severe nose or throat symptoms, you should definitely see your doctor. Wegener's granulomatosis may be difficult to diagnose because symptoms match other diseases, but your primary care doctor can direct you to an appropriate specialist. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical with Wegener's granulomatosis. Allowed to progress, Wegener's granulomatosis can cause irreparable damage to your internal organs.

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Wegeners Granulomatosis

This rare disorder inflames the blood vessels, restricting blood flow to the upper respiratory tract, lungs, kidneys and other organs. No one knows what causes Wegeners granulomatosis. Although this disorder can be fatal, commonly ...

through kidney failure, early diagnosis and treatment can lead to a full recovery. Symptoms include nosebleeds, sinus pain, ear infections, a constantly runny nose, achy joints, skin sores, fever, weakness and loss of appetite. Treatment includes corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs, plus supplements such as folic acid.
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