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Bruising Related To Lupus
Wk 4 of 6 wk prednis10 mg&plaq. for lupus musc/jnt pain.Some relief but ab pain, wt gain,sweats, anxiety, bruising, no sleep. Stick it out or stop?
Bruising on thigh there after two month. Sign of healing but still discoloration. I am anemic Could this just be low iron level. Fam. history of lupus?
Due to iron in blood: After bruises, the red blood cells break down and are processed by your body. The iron in the red cells (contained in the hemoglobin) is often left behind causing discoloration, kind of like a tattoo. These will usually fade gradually over months or years but sometimes are permanent. Not due to low iron. If you are bruising elsewhere or bleeding easily, platelets and bleeding time should be tested ...Read more
I have not taken my lupus meds in over 2 yrs and it has been over a yes since i seem a doc. Been real fatigued, skin flares, depress, bruise. Er?
No: The er has no idea what to do with you. See a rheumatologist. If you cannot get seen soon then see a primary care doctor in the meanwhile. ...Read more
I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?
Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy.Cause?
Possible: If you have SLE ( systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more
I have the bruises on my legs that resemble erythema nodosum and I tested negative for sarcoidosis. Should I still have a biopsy to rule out erythema and possibly answer the question of what exactly is wrong with me? I've been tested for lupus and tb. Bo
Easy does it: As often as not, erythema nodosum appears for no reason whatever and goes away after a while. If you feel well otherwise, and are hepatitis c negative, and it was not precipitated by medication, and your physician is okay with just watching it for a few weeks, that's probably fine. ...Read more
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