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can lupus affect the spleen

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Continue seeing M.D.: If you have lupus it needs to be treated and the treatment depends on the extent of the disease. Your doctor will either treat you or send you to a sp ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Muscle weakness: This would be a severe case of systemic lupus and the treatmentvwould need to be individualized by an expert rheumatologist to prevent progression and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you woul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would be candid.: I would explain how much these people mean to you but advise them that your health some times limits what you can do with them and the time that you s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Why is it enlarged: An enlarged spleen, by itself, does not influence other organs unless it is so big that it is compressing the stomach or colon (very unusual except fo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Incredibly rare: Some types of tissue breakdown look like vasculitis such as tissue necrosis related to hypercoagulable state induced by circulating anticoagulants or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Not upper endoscopy : ... But colonoscopy can theoretically be a little riskier since the splenic flexure of the colon is very close to the spleen.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Not to my knowledge.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Bleeding into skin: Systemic vasculitis can affect the small blood vessels in the skin causing bleeding into the skin. This can take on many forms depending on the amoun ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Decrease it!: All chronic body illnesses weaken the immune system. Physical and mental--- makes no different. Weakens the immune response!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Yes. Interstitial cystitis can occur and you may notice that you are more prone to infections.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes. Not common.: Yes. Multiple myeloma can effect any organ. However, liver involvement is not common. Myeloma generally involves the bones predominantly; however ther ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: As an example, the epstein-barr virus that causes classical mononucleosis causes the spleen to enlarge.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Single kidney: Loss of one kidney should have no effect on bodily functions. You can live a normal life with one kidney. The one exception would be of you had faling ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Three of them: Glomerulonephritis systemic lupus erythematosus type 1 diabetes mellitus.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Grant's tomb: Reminds me of the old joke about who is buried in grant's tomb.... Grant of course. Pancreatitis affects the pancreas. This can be extremely painful ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Doctors hate to use the word "never" but it's not a characteristic of dengue fever to affect either the heart or the lungs.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: If the heart doesn't pump adequate blood to supply the demands of the various organ systems, they don't function normally
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Surely: Classic model is Freidrich's ataxia, associated with scoliosis, cardiomyopathy, retinitis pigments, hearing loss, and cataracts. Another disorder. ol ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated CRP is an indicator of inflammation, including that due to infections. It is one of the acute phase reactants. It helps in ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not that I am aware: Myopathies are disorders of muscle tissues or muscles. I am not aware of a myopathy that will affect the liver specifically. Myopathy may mean that th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Depending on the area of the brain with damage, the autonomic nervous system can be dysfuncti ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since thes ... Read More
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