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can lupus affect menstrual cycles

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Some do: Some people can notice a change of lupus symptoms with their cycle. Each person is different and some do and some do not. You have to pay attent ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Especially on steroi: Especially if on steroids. High doses can have an adverse effect on menstrual cycles. Also, sle is associated with higher incidence of thyroiditis. ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The disease, if severe, can disrupt menstrual cycles. (nature's way of saying if your sick, don't get pregnant.) steroids can also causes irregular me ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
For some yes: Yes, it can happen and I have seen it in my patients.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Some patients with autoimmune diseases report feeling worse before the start of the menstrual cycle. Some think it is because immune system is at its ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nephritis: Lupus is known to cause inflammation in the kidney and that can result in blood in urine. It is good that you are under the care of a doctor. You may ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: These show that you have a slightly low WBC count and are anemic with varying sized rbcs. Without the remainder of the physical exam findings and your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Possible: I would talk to your oncologist and gynecologist about this. It depends on your age and weight, etc. There are blood tests that can be done to deter ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Vyas
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reinforced my RX: I had 29 years old, black, moderately obese female, with extremely heavy and irregular bleeding requiring blood transfusions. She had been to many p ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Normal variation: Occasional variations in menstrual flow are normal. If the situation persists, speak with your gynecologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Definitely: Being over weight - OR underweight - is one of the most common reasons for irregular menstrual cycles in women. That said, the more over or underweigh ... Read More
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