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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
See ur Dr and get: Checked for pinched nerve in the cervical spine, diabetes etc. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/pain-management-cervical-radiculop ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Please see a doctor: what you described is worrisome, you might be used to, but unabated severe pain for 12 hours shouldn't be ignored, especially with your history, seek ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: These symptoms are all consistent with a lupus flare. A more detailed evaluation needs to be done now. Repeating lab is not enough.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
20 years experience Cardiology
SLE Pericarditis: Chloroquine may not suppress the pericarditis on its own. You may need other medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or colchicine. Talk to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
No: Is a immune based disease does not recognize self and attacks multiple organs.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Causes of pericarditis include collagen/vascualr diseases. (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
It can be : There are many possible causes of pericarditis. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are known to cause i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Discoid lupus is confined to the skin while systemic lupus can affect literally any organ of the body including the skin.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lupus, maybe: I think you may well be right. You should be under the care of a competent rheumatologist. A Coombs test would be in order to see if you have hemolyti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Trust your rheumatologist or get a second opinion. Lupus is also very possible.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variet ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Less now: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatenin ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: I read the article, this medication could induce symptoms of autoimmune disease including lupus, but lupus has no cure to date but those symptoms disa ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis can be associated with a variety of pulmonary/respiratory conditions; recurrent pleurisy can occur with rheumatoid arthritis. It ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is most the likely one. Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you desc ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
RA verses autoimmune: There is no verses. Ra is a genetic arthritic disorder that is an autoimmune response. It is a member of a family of other autoimmune collagen or conn ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lupus: Lupus comes in 4 major types: systemic, discoid (skin only), neonatal, and drug-induced. Some people who have an abnormality in their immune system an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Atypical lupus?: No one knows what lupus really is, and your situation is not uncommon. Many folks like you never get a diagnosis. The empirical treatment you are rece ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
These are not: specific to autoimmune disease. Lupus would have specific and fairly severe and quite noticeable symptoms. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/what-is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. JEFFREY TULIN-SILVER
48 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sle is an autoimmune disorder. Fibromyalgia is a clincal syndrome.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: It is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder and does not predispose to cancer.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It is an autoimmune disease in which your body produces antibodies against your own body cells leading to organ damages if left untreated. It is not ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: It is not common but pancreatitis can result from vasculitis ( blood vessel inflammation) or thrombosis (blood clot). Both occur in lupus.

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