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Can Lupus Cause Stomach And Testical Pain
Absolutely. As an: Auto (self)immune (complex internal system which best protects from cancer, viruses, fungi & bacteria), any portion of the body can be targeted resulting in what ever consequences. Commonly, the arterial/capillary system is involved in the self-attacks. Since all the cells of our bodies are dependant on blood supply, they can all be damaged/die even if not attacked as a direct target of the disease. ...Read more
Lupus is basically a form of "vasculitis" which affects small blood vessels such as those in the kidneys, joints (arthritis) and skin! The GI tract is generally unaffected! The MEDICATIONS used to TREAT Lupus are another story! Most of them have mild-moderate GI effects!
Speak with your Rheumatologist! (If you have not seen one you should!!! 0
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Lupus and other: Connective tissue disorders can cause serositis, or irritation of the inside lining of your abdomen. But you can have any of the other abdominal conditions that people without lupus get. And if you are taking steroids, some of the severity of the symptoms might be masked. You need a real good doctor to figure this one out for you. ...Read more
Unlikely: Look for other much more common causes first, especially infectious causes. ...Read more
What could cause hair loss. Up back pain. Burning feeling since may. Gnawing abdominal pain right flank elevated. Ana + spec pattern. Neg lupus?
Rheumatology: You should see a rheumatologist and get basic lab testing of the hpa axis. ...Read more
What are the typical symptoms of serositis? I have systemic lupus and get horrible abdominal pain.
I have some tracts of lupus & have fibroid 9cm. Been having some stomach issue with some food. Is endoscopy needed and a good thing to do?
Not enough info: No one could tell you one way or the other based on the scanty info you provided. Ask your own doctor that question. ...Read more
My husband has lupus, has been spitting blood and is having pains in his stomach that come and go. What could this be?
SLE: Doesn't sound like a primary lupus issue but could be related to his medications or over the counter issues or a whole host of other things. He should see a doc in person to explain the story better. ...Read more
My dr said I had swollen lymphnodes in my stomach along with UTI but still wouldn't give nothing 4 pain my mom has lupus is it possiable I could too?
Many possible causes: I am not clear as to where your md identified "swollen lymph noted." if you have a urinary tract infection you should be treated. Treatment may help with your discomfort. With respect to diagnosing lupus with these symptoms, careful examination and laboratory evaluation are required. ...Read more
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen. Ic symptoms too? Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more
I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.
See rheumatologist: The bleeding ulcer is not the usual presentation for lupus. In fact, prednisone may worsen it. You need to talk to your rheumatologist to make sure that the medications you are taking are not causing the ulcer and then a GI consult may be in order since this may have nothing to do with your lupus. ...Read more
I've been having abdominal pain, sometimes severe. Follows eating. Occurs with diarrhea (often) or constipation from imodium (loperamide). Dr. Not sure it's lupus?
Not lupus: This sounds more like reflux (gerd), ulcer, or gastritis. An allergic reaction to certain foods or a toxic reaction to certain food proteins (food protein enteropathy) is yet another possibility. These symptoms are not typical for lupus. See a gastroenterologist and/or allergist to sort it out. ...Read more
I have extreme body aches and chills. I can not keep anything on my stomach and fever but not sneezing or cough. I have lupus should I go in?
Yes.: Should see your doctor asap to assess for lupus flare or an infection. ...Read more
I have had a hysterectomy, started having abdominal cramps and low back pain yesterday that is getting worse. Not sure what I should do. I was diagnosed with lupus 15 years ago.
My ANA keeps coming back too low, vit d deficient, and stomach biopsy came back positive for connective tissue disease. Could I have lupus?
Check with GI: I would discuss this further with your gastroenterologist or the doctor who performed your biopsy. There are other autoimmune diseases that can be diagnosed on stomach biopsy, but lupus is not one of them. A skin biopsy of the rash can usually identify if the rash is due to lupus. ...Read more
With lupus, is it normal 2 flare with a simple virus? I have stomach virus &have mild sharp chest pains, jt pains, dizziness, etc like I do w/flares.
Need more informatio: I would consider three things. The first is everything is a viral illness. The second is everything is a lupus flare. And third yes infections can cause lupus to flare. In science to get an immune response in the lab one thing we do is to use some type of stimulation. Over the years a substance called freunds adjuvant which is developed from infectious protein can stimulate immune reaction better. ...Read more
For months, I've had upper abdominal pain & nausea after eating. I also have lupus. Anything that could be related to it? Just had EGD which was normal
I have lupus and scleroderma. I have boilsl popping up everywhere. Abdominal pain headaches extreme fatigue are present now also. Er visit or no?
My upper abdomen hurts and into upper back. I get rotten egg / sewer smelling burps and nausea. I'm weak and dizzy a lot. Have lupus and fibromyalgia?
Possible causes: Include a parasite called giardia lamblia, or a bacteria called helicobacter pylorii slow gastric emptying time can also cause this due to the acid in your stomach causing breakdown of proteins releasing sulfur containing products such as methionine. The fact that you are having abdominal pain makes me think that the most likely cause is a h pylorii infection which can cause gastritis or a stomach ulcer. If you have severe abdominal pain lasting more than four hours, as a rule you should go to the emergency room for evaluation. If you develop severe diarrhea, the more likely cause is giardia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease can also cause this. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long should it take to get rid of c diff o was in the hospital for 15 days and was treated with vancomycin and a week later I am back in the hospital in sever stomach pain again back on the vancomycin is this normal I do also have lupus.
Cl diff: Are you on any medications for your lupus? What the trigger for your first episode of cl diff? Was that related to a course of abx? Have you been tested with flagyl also? Most cl diff will respond to vancomycin but there are other options. Request a consult with an Infectoius disease doc. In some cases a new agent that may be more effective than either of the abx may be needed. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating after eating. Prilosec doesn't work. I also have lupus. Only on Plaquenil. Are GI problems common with lupus?
More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Gallbladder? Gastritis? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more
Pain in lower left abdomen, lower bck, bright urine. History of auto immune diseases, lupus, ra, raynauds, on rituxan (rituximab). Urinalysis no bladder inf.?
Drug side effect: You may only be constipated. Rituxan (rituximab) is a monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Abdominal pain is a common side-effect of this drug. Bowel obstruction and perforation have been reported much less frequently but can be much more serious. Persistent abdominal pain is a symptom you should report to the physician who prescribed rituxan. ...Read more
Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?
Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more
I have lupus & I think I have a stomach virus. I am wondering should I go to the er. Symptoms fever nausea muscle aches weakness loose stool vomiting?
Ana 1:160speckled, ESR 29, IgG 1710, low grade fever, flulike feeling, wrist and back ache (sometimes) blotchy areas on arms/stomach in heat, swollen nodes 1cm in neck, doc says lupus, do I trust her?
Hard to comment: Look at other posibilities also, lupus is a chance, but I feel there many other posibilities for your problems. ...Read more
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