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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Unclear: There are several reasons for a false positive result .See your doctor who can test for them.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Perhaps: Autoimmune diseases such as lupus are considered conditions from impairment in immune regulation (which tends to worsen as we age). Sun exposure has b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis) starting at age 60 is usually milder than starting at age 25. This is based on an average disease severity. There ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to say: Sometimes it is the average age of everyone else. Many people with lupus have modest disease and can be controlled without immunosuppressive therapy. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The usual tests are blood work. Very easy to do. This would not be a hard test so get it done.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is only different in that the young onset lupus patients tend to have more severe disease than older onset lupus patient.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Let's me guess: I think you are wondering whether lupus can have a period of "apparent" remission only to recur later. The answer is yes.
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing good!: As we age, our bodies can no longer break down the alcohol as it once did. Add to that the med regimens for the lupus and for whatever other meds you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
It is possible: Although the symptoms are very different. You are female and lupus does tend to affect females, and possibly several members of a family. Get anothe ... Read More
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