A 28-year-old female asked:
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im being checked for pulmonary hypertension as well. is tht caused by clot history or lupus? i have so many test coming ana, dsdna, sleep o2 level

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Pulmonary hypertension can caused by several things such as autoimmune disease such lupus as well as clots. However; diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea can have it as well. Continue the workup that you are undergoing.
Answered on May 3, 2013
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Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Both: Both lupus and clot history put you at risk for pulm htn.
Answered on May 11, 2013
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Testing: Given your history of joint pain, hypertension, fatigue and skin rash, I would also suggest that you have a urinalysis and renal function testing. The symptoms that you are describing may be caused by a number of different conditions. Your physicians are trying to diagnose and rule out some causes. Once the testing is completed, I would suggest scheduling an appointment to review all the results.
Answered on Sep 7, 2014

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