What are the test called to see if you have Ankylosing Spondylitis?

I have researched what Ankylosing Spondylitisis. Is But how do I tell my doctor what to test me for. Is there a certain test that should be ran, or would I tell her I think i have Ankylosing Spondylitisis.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ankylosing spondylitis - Signs and symptoms

    Your condition may change over time, with symptoms getting worse, improving or completely stopping at any point. Early signs and symptoms may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips — which is often worse in the morning, at night and after periods of inactivity. Over time, the pain and stiffness may progress up your spine and to other joints, such as those in your hips, shoulders, knees and feet.

    In advanced stages, the following signs and symptoms may develop:

    Restricted expansion of your chest

    Chronic stooping

    Stiff, inflexible spine

    Fatigue

    Loss of appetite

    Weight loss

    Eye inflammation (iritis)

    Bowel inflammation

    When to seek medical advice

    See your doctor if you have symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. Also contact your doctor if you're being treated for the disease and new signs and symptoms develop.

    Good luck.

    DS

  • 1 decade ago

    just tell her your symptoms and that you are concerned that you might have ankylosis spondylitis. diagnosis is mostly clinical, but a spinal x-ray and genetic test may help.

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