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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Joint swelling and inflammation can occur with lupus. I would advise a consult with a rheumatologist if she is not already seeing one.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
25 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus flare: Lupus flare is diagnosed based on how you feel, doctor's exam and blood work as well. It is unlikely that what you are describing is a lupus flare. Be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
See Dr ASAP!: With those serious conditions and this extreme new symptom, it is very important that you see your doctor ASAP. Of course there's a chance of somethin ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need echocardiogram: right heart failure with pulmonary arterial hypertension should be ruled out, start with an echo in addition to other testing by a specialist who trea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
See a physician: Many possibilties exist. Your situation is one that needs a physician evaluation rather urgently. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possible ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: If there is pain you need to be concerned of a blood clot.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post skin Trauma: This sure sounds normal and expected. I do not know what question you are asking given the way your question is written, but any skin trauma, includin ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: You may benefit by seeing a rheumatologist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Leg swelling, definitely from fluid accumulation; abdominal swelling - from fat accumulation or a GI perforation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Oedema breathless: She needs immediate evaluation-could be a variety of illnesses such as congestive heart failure etc
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
22 years experience Podiatry
Leg and arm numbness: yes. Numbness typically implies nerve irritation. Leg and arm numbness both could be vascular issue from bleeding in the brain. Would recommend to see ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Leg pain: You need to go to an er to see if your swelling, redness and stiffness are signs of cellulitis, or an infection of the leg. Good as soon as you can, a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Bilateral leg swelling can have many causes. Whether prior cellulitis in one extremity played any role is difficult to know, but was unlikely to have ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: You have an infection which needs immediate attention and treatment, see your doctor or go to the er asap.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This may represent an allergic reaction or possibly a rheumatological problem. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care physician.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be: Other possibilities include infections, such as Lyme disease. Was your C-reactive protein elevated?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
K, Vit D, Mag: Low potassium, Low Vit K, Low magnesium will be the cause. If smoker...reduce smoking. If not doing exercise.....get started.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Poor circulation, high blood pressure, to much salt or alcohol. Bruise could be caused by taking blood thinners like Aspirin or rx thinners.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
All work to some...: These all work to some extent, some better than others depending on you. Cymbalta; lyrica; savella;gabapentin; zostrix; Lidocaine rubs.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis: Osteoarthritis most commonly. Gout ought to be ruled out as well.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
See a doctor: That sounds like more than just CRPS. See a doctor. Sooner rather than later.
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