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What kind of a doctor do i need if i have lupus

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: A kidney doctor should primarily treat a lupus patient who has kidney involvement. In certain situations, a rheumatologist can treat this condition.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Lupus Nephritis: A nephrologist (kidney doctor) would be the recommendation.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Rheumatogist: Lupus, SLE, or Systemic Lupus Erythematosis is mainly cared for by rheumatologists.
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Most Doctors: A diagnosis of lupus may be made by any physician (family practitioner, Internist, or pediatrician) but a rheumatologist specializes in this type of c... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
History physical lab: The history and physical or very important and after that your physician will do laboratory studies to help clarify what you have lupus or not. The pr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A rheumatologist: Several doctors will likely help take care of a lupus patient: a primary care doctor to coordinate referrals to specialists, and to take care of non-l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Unlikely: While any disease that causes impairment of lymphatic drainage can cause lymphedema, i could find no reports of this association.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Maybe: There is an increased risk of cancer if you have sle. This is especially true for lymphoma.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Of course!: You can ask your doctor for specific testing but be prepared with a family history or symptoms of concern that warrant any specific test. Your doctor... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Solinger
Rheumatology 47 years experience
See doctor.and talk: Let your doctor do an exam and take a physical exam - lab tests are only helpful if the rest fits. They confirm what is seen and heard by your doctor... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Latin for wolf: Lupus is latin for "wolf" because wolves have marks on their faces that resemble the facial rash seen in lupus.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: How can anyone possibly answer that question without knowing your entire history and having access to all of your lab results.See a rheumatologist if ... Read More

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