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can costochondritis be a symptom of lupus

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Inflamation: Pericarditis is inflamation of the sack around the heart. Pushing on your chest will not reproduce the pain. Some changes in position will. Costochond ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Hard at times: Both can present with chest pain pericarditis may also have palpitations and shortness of breath with it even at rest. Costochondritis is usually more ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Sounds like you have stiffness and irritation in many places. An action step worth taking would be getting food allergy testing. Dietary changes can b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Rosacea is not a part of lupus erythematosus. It is a poorly understood skin disorder that affects 16 million Americans. Try www.rosacea.org for more ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sometimes: With lupus, sometimes the immune system does not function properly and one can end up with recurrent sinus infections. There are many more common caus ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
possibly: Pleurisy or pain on inspiration is a common symptom of lupus. Chest wall tenderness is unlikely to be related.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Not likely--this could be an ovarian cyst that ruptured.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Rare if possible: Temporal arteries is an inflammatory vasculitis that can obliterate the head blood vessels like the temporal artery (large sized). Systemic lupus can ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. Howev ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Eoe, though incompletely understood, is not related to lupus or other autoimmune diseases.
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