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Can Costochondritis Be A Symptom Of Lupus
As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis?
Possibly: Pleurisy or pain on inspiration is a common symptom of lupus. Chest wall tenderness is unlikely to be related. ...Read more
Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. So is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?
Rare if possible: Temporal arteries is an inflammatory vasculitis that can obliterate the head blood vessels like the temporal artery (large sized). Systemic lupus can cause vasculitis & more often involves smaller caliber vessels in the kidneys, finger tips and organs. Medium sized arteries are rarely affected, & large vessels are not involved in lupus. ...Read more
Learning more: A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more
Have costochondritis, suddenly finding it difficult to breath, is this normal? Its worrying as I haven't had this symptom previous nights
Experiencing lupus like symptoms for 15 years. Tested negative. On gfcf diet. Helped for a while. Symptom back & dr is brushing me off. What can I do?
Tertiary center: You should go to a medical school center near you and get a thorough work-up by a rheumatologist there. ...Read more
No: It is not likely related but a urinalysis and possible culture can put the issue to rest. ...Read more
Was in restroom and the ceiling felt like it was tilted when I looked at it. Is this a symptom of vertigo and could lupus cause that?
Vertigo: Not usually related to lupus.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm going for a consult for Lasik in 2 days. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 1993 and symptom-free and no meds since 1996. Can I have Lasik?
LASIK: I would leave that up to the operating ophthalmologist. They will advise you about their experience with lupus patients. I would get a few opinions. Make sure urge the surgeon has a wealth of experience in these types of patients. Ask them specifically how many they have done in lupus. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more
Itchiness with Costochondritis?? There's a deep itching inside my chest and around my ribs where I am affected by costochondritis. I haven't heard anyone else report this symptom. Any advice?
Can be.: Lupus is a systemic inflammatory condition, SLE most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Nervous system is in charge of muscle tics and fasciculations. It can be a symptom. It could also be caused by something else. Just depends if the lupus hit the nervous system or not. ...Read more
I have lupus (newly disagnoised) I have pain in the top of my leg as if I have been punched and it hurts when I walk is this another symptom of lupus?
If you have CNS lupus does that mean you have a poorer prognosis than the average lupus patient & is vertigo and headaches symptom of CNS lupus?
Yes to symptoms:
There are very many symptoms of CNS lupus and vertigo and headaches are common features. V
cns disease and kidney disease are two of the more serious system involvements in lupus depending on all of the CNS symptoms will determine long term survival. ...Read more
Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?
Palpitation, pain: Lupus can affect the heart, too. Please see your physician for an ECG and other testing as necessary today, if possible. If the symptoms recur, please go directly to the emergency room or call 911. ...Read more
Is possible that you have lupus even if your only symptom is bilateral joint pain? Esp in morning and in cold weather?
Yes: Joint pain can be the only symptom of lupus but you would have to have several positive blood tests to make this diagnosis. ...Read more
Throbbing Foot Pain: Swelling in the ankles can be a symptom of kidney failure, secondary to fluid retention. Lupus may cause global body pain and damage, as it is an autoimmune disease. This question is something that is too complex to diagnose over the internet. You need to visit a rheumatologist or podiatrist to have the situation evaluated in person and with laboratory tests. ...Read more
What are the antibodies associated w/ discoid lupus? I have dle but I think its a symptom of sle. My aunt & mom have both & RA hurry up&wait game?
Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?
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?
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. ...Read more
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