Possible autoimmune disease?

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 I'm 30 yr male, For the past yeah I've had joint pain in multiple joints, specificaly the legs and one finger A long with some other symtpoms, fatigue, little rash on cheeks, though I don't know if that's connected. Finally went to the doctor for blood test. My ana test was positve with a titer of 1:80, dual pattern homogeneous and few nuclear dots. Low testerone, albumin/globulin ratio 2.9, low GLOBULIN 2.9 and mch was a little high. I also have plantar fibromatosis on each foot, But it's pretty much just knee pain all the time and no energy. I have a rhuematologist appoinment coming up. I'm not familiar with autoimmune disorders, but could this be a possiblity from any of you've that are experienced with this.

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    You may be having a rheumatological disorder that maybe genetic in nature. 

    Do you have cafe-au-lait spots on your body ? 

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    Additionally, you already have an autoimmune disorder: plantar fibromatosis; 

    or is it plantar fasciitis? 

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    With that profile the symptoms and blood work ....yes auto immune. Positive ana it does make Lupus very likely. The red rash on your face sounds like butterfly rash. Your rheumatologist should be able to diagnose what is going on. Hooe he/she is good. I saw one for Behcet's and he wasn't the best. I have ended up seeing a specialist in vasculitis which was a good move. Hooe you get amswers quickly.

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