U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old female asked:

Just diagnosed w/lupus.only symptom i have is muscle & joint pain.blood tests say kidney & liver functions normal.can i eventually get other symptoms?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: The most likely time to develop kidney disease or more serious issues is within the first 4 years of the diagnosis. That is why you need prriodic lab studies and should be under the care of a rheumatologist.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 23, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.