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Can lupus present with just a faint butterfly rash?

Can lupus present with just a faint butterfly rash?

May be: It requires multiple factors to diagnose lupus. Butterfly rash is just one of the many manifestations. See this site for diagnostic criteria. http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-facts/lupus-diagnosis ...Read more

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How does the sle butterfly rash develop?

How does the sle butterfly rash develop?

Malar Rash: The malar rash of lupus is red or purplish and mildly scaly. Characteristically, it has the shape of a butterfly and involves the bridge of the nose. Notably, the rash spares the nasolabial folds of the face, which contributes to its characteristic appearance. It is usually macular with sharp edges and not itchy. Sun exposure can worsen the rash. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week 4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Bloody urine 4 months. No uti. Bloody noses 2x a week  4 months. Butterfly rash on face. Cold toes fingers. Have ms. Lupus in family. Joint pain/stiff?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms as described, and it appears a family hx as well of some diseases. You should see a dr. And tell them your symptoms and get lab testing including tests that would check/screen for autoimmune disorders, including lupus. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago.She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit.Were worried sick.Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

No: Meconium ( the first bowel movements) is composed of a rich collection of early bile, enzymes, & digested material. If passes at or before birth, it's presence in the lungs can cause a dangerous irritant pneumonia of varied severity.Chance ingestion of the material at or before birth has no effect on the digestive tract . The gas & fussiness are a separate issue, likely reflux or food intolerance. ...Read more

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Does a lupus butterfly rash extend across the bridge of the nose?

Does a lupus butterfly rash extend across the bridge of the nose?

Butterfly rash: The bridge of the nose makes up the "body" of the butterfly. The cheeks are the wings. ...Read more

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Is meconium plug syndrome only associated with cystic fibrosis?

Is meconium plug syndrome only associated with cystic fibrosis?

Not only, but often: No. Certainly patients with meconium plug have a higher risk of CF and must be tested, many babies with this do not have cf. Hirschsprung's disease should also be tested for. ...Read more

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Is butterfly rash always lupus?

Is butterfly rash always lupus?

No: Rosacea causes very similar findings and is fairly common. ...Read more

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Is the malar/butterfly rash a permanent rash?

Butterfly rash: Malar rash is commonly associated with lupus and can vary in intensity over time, a dermatologist can help advise you on topical medications. ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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Fecal occult blood test positive 3 times out of 3, normal colonocospy. Chronic diarrhea. What now?

Fecal occult blood test positive 3 times out of 3, normal colonocospy. Chronic diarrhea. What now?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to needs to be explained. A normal colonoscopy does not rule out bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. An upper endoscopy and /or upper GI series ( xray procedure) would be needed to look for bleeding higher than the reach of a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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(Biopsy DLE Inconclusive)ds-DNA Normal.Weak Positive ANA,ENA R Positive ANT RNP positive FBC &Urine Ok.Photosen,Rash face&Ears blister fingers... SLE?

(Biopsy DLE Inconclusive)ds-DNA Normal.Weak Positive ANA,ENA R Positive ANT RNP positive FBC &Urine Ok.Photosen,Rash face&Ears blister fingers... SLE?

No: DLE , even if you have it, does not necessarily translate into SLE in the absence of other system involvement. True blisters are not usually found with DLE. Have you been checked for porphyria? ...Read more

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How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

Not that long: bacterial or viral??? If bacterial - the antibiotics would help- but that rare. Viral happens more often in kids and very painful, but would expect to get better in 7-10 days. See your doctor. ...Read more

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3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

3 mos baby teething signs 3 white bumps like milia in same area on top gum & unconsolable, tooth?

Call or page the Dr.: A 3 month-old baby who is "unconsolable" is fussy for a reason. If the baby had cold symptoms or has fever, an infection is likely. If truly not able to be consoled, the baby should be seen at the emergency room to rule out meningitis. If just "fussier than usual", parents can check the baby with no clothes on, give tylenol, (acetaminophen) give a warm bath, give a feeding, and if still fussy, go to urgent care. ...Read more

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I'm 27 wks pregnant, using vag. crinone, (progesterone gel) placenta previa totally covering the os, with clear fluid passing on my thigh, can liquor leak with pl.prev?

I'm 27 wks pregnant, using vag. crinone, (progesterone gel) placenta previa totally covering the os, with clear fluid passing on my thigh, can liquor leak with pl.prev?

Probably medication: If you are using vaginal Progesterone cream and now see clear fluid coming out of the vagina then most likely you are seeing the dissolved vaginal cream. Schedule a visit though to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus?

Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus?

Thin skin: Thin area around the nose/cheeks is very sensitive to sun and the first to show sle signs. ...Read more