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  1. JordanCUK

    Risk of developing scleroderma

    Hey everyone ! I'm 19 and a man and I am just wondering the risk of me developing Scleroderma and if it is genetic. My mother has quite severe Scleroderma. It was developing just before I was born but improved during pregnancy (Due to the extra pint of blood). She also has Raynaud's as an overlap which developed when she was younger. I have showed no symptoms that have cause for alarm but am not sure of all of the symptoms that can be shown, my only longstanding condition is IBS and I have no Raynaud's. There is no known history of scleroderma in the family but some of rheumatoid arthritis. Do I have a high risk of developing this? What should I look out for? Thankyou Jordan
  2. JordanCUK

    Risk of developing scleroderma

    I'll see about getting an ANA. How strange about the IBS, what a coincidence, do you know of anyone else with Sclero and IBS?
  3. JordanCUK

    Risk of developing scleroderma

    Hey! Update here My auntie (Mum's sister) has been recently diagnosed with Raynaud's, rheumatoid arthritis and potentially scleroderma just like my mum. dimarzio . In reply to you, the only cramping I get is my IBS (but I have always had stomach problems from colic when I was younger) but I also can't wear anything with wool in. I am going with my mum to her consultant to have a genetic test as it has been confirmed that my aunt is the carrier of the gene defect causing disposition to scleroderma and autoimmune disease. I'll let you know how it goes if you are interested. As I live in Cornwall, and cadmium levels are high, I heard a doctor say that sometimes increased exposure to cadmium can cause rheumatoid arthritis but I'm not sure if this is correct. Thanks for your help.