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A 26-year-old female asked:

Ever since i got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. isthis lupus?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
See a rheumatologist: Find a rheumatologist: a doctor that specializes in diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. You need to get some answers and a plan for treatment. I suggest you write down all your questions so that when you go see the doctor you can get answers. If you write them down you won't forget when you feel nervous or rushed. Good luck.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many possibilities: This can be a manifestation of sle or other autoimmune phenomena, but best to discuss with the person treating you.
Dr. Diego Hernandez
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Possible: You may have raynaud's as well, which would not be uncommon with lupus. Raynaud's is a condition that is associated with spasm of the small arteries in the fingers and toes, causing color changes (red, white and blue). Usually associated with cold temperatures or stressful events, raynaud's responds to warmth and decreasing stress. If not better, please see a rheumatologist.

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Last updated Feb 28, 2016

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