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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) worsen psoriasis?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) worsen psoriasis?

Adverse reaction: There is the possibility that you are having an allergic contact dermatitis to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) ring or a component of the ring itself. Way to test is to have the ring removed, then see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing to determine if you have an allergy to components of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) coil cause bad headaches ? Only had it fitted 3 days ago and had an awful headache since yesterday

Does mirena (levonorgestrel) coil cause bad headaches ? Only had it fitted 3 days ago and had an awful headache since yesterday

Should not occur: Would wonder about a coincidental event, but would strongly advise contacting your doctor and discussing in detail, as the timing seems too close. ...Read more

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I have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for over 2 months and have recently had horrible pains, docs done a pregnancy test and came out neg, idea on cause of pain?

I have had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for over 2 months and have recently had horrible pains, docs done a pregnancy test and came out neg, idea on cause of pain?

Get an ultrasound: Although there are many possible causes of pain, in this situation you need to make sure the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still in position. That is most easily done with a transvaginal sonogram if the pelvic exam is normal. ...Read more

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Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for 5 years now, pain after sex, egg shaped lump under belly button after sex too what could cause this???

Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for 5 years now, pain after sex, egg shaped lump under belly button after sex too what could cause this???

Get checked: If your Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been in for 5 years then it is time for it to be removed and replaced. You can have a pelvic exam to evaluate your painful intercourse. Intercourse should not causes any changes in your belly button. Ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible umbilical hernia ...Read more

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Left hand side abdominal pain. Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil cause this?

Possibly: If the mirena (levonorgestrel) moved it could cause left, right or abdominal pain. Please get checked out as soon as possible at an emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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What is psoriasis? Does it cause dandruff?

What is psoriasis? Does it cause dandruff?

See details: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly plaques in the skin. If if involves the scalp, it can cause flaking that can look like dandruff. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis: Long topic requiring a visit to a website:
https://www.Psoriasis.Org/about-psoriasis/symptoms-and...
About psoriasis symptoms and diagnosis. This should answer any and all questions you may have about psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause arthritis? How?

Can psoriasis cause arthritis? How?

Psoriasis Arthritis: On occasions psoriasis can accompany arthritis; and vice versa.
It does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis caused by a fault in your immune system?

Is psoriasis caused by a fault in your immune system?

Generally yes: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease and the predisposition is inherited. Technically, it is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. ...Read more

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Does protonix (pantoprazole) cause psoriasis to flare?

Does protonix (pantoprazole) cause psoriasis to flare?

Possibly: There are certain medication that are well known to flare psoriasis. The most common ones are beta blockers and lithium. There are many others, but they occur on a much less frequent basis. I would see a dermatologist to find out if the Protonix (pantoprazole) may be causing a flare. More likely, flares are due to stress, smoking, and other things. ...Read more

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What can I do for my psoriasis and the arthritis it's caused?

What can I do for my psoriasis and the arthritis it's caused?

Psoriatic arthritis: See a dermatologist for the psoriatic skin lesions and get in to see a rheumatologist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of the psoriatic arthritis.

http://www.psoriasis.com/?cid=ppc_ppd_hderm_ggl_041174. ...Read more

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What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

Question diagnosis: Psoriasis usually improves in warm weather and does not intensely itch as a rule. The are several skin conditions that can resemble psoriasis. Get another dermatologic opinion.. ...Read more

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Does being exposed to the sun a lot cause psoriasis to flare up? And does having psoriasis increase my likelihood of having arthritis?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red patches on the body. About 1 in 20 people with psoriasis will develop arthritis with the skin condition. In most cases, psoriasis comes before the arthritis. New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are the treatment of choice:
humira,
enbrel,
remicade,
simponi. ...Read more

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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

What is the cause of  scalp psoriasis?

Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read more

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How to remove dandruff caused due to psoriasis?

How to remove dandruff caused due to psoriasis?

DANDRUFF/PSORIASIS: You should shampoo daily. Use an otc tar shampoo like t-gel or tarsum. Prescription shampoos work very well but they are expensive. Clobex shampoo is one of these. Best luck. ...Read more

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Does olux foam for psoriasis cause any long-term complications? Please, need some answers?

Does olux foam for psoriasis cause any long-term complications? Please, need some answers?

See details: Olux foam is a very potent topical corticosteroid with several significant risks. It can cause the same side effects as oral prednisone including diabetes, cataracts, infections, and others. It also can cause localized burning and skin dryness. ...Read more

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Psoriasis caused by peanuts/almonds, what to do?

Wrong: Psoriasis is not the result of an allergy to nuts. If it is truly psoriasis see a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

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