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Can you have lupus arthritis and not get lupus?

Can you have lupus arthritis and not get lupus?

No: Lupus is a disease that affects many organ systems in some people and only one or two systems in others. When the term lupus arthritis is used it is referring to the joint inflammation that occurs in people who have the disease lupus. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Can you have RA symptoms without having RA diagnosed?

Can you have RA symptoms without having RA diagnosed?

Many diseases!: Many inflammatory diseases of joints can have features which can mimic ra. You need to see a rheumatologist who will exclude ra, but determine if you have inflammation or not. There are many ways of helping the non-ra conditions with medication and exercise. ...Read more

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It possible to have just have lupus arthritis, without the actual lupus disease?

It possible to have just have lupus arthritis, without the actual lupus disease?

Yes: Lupus (sle) causes a nonspecific, non-crippling arthritis in the small joints of the hands and wrists. Deformities are rare, but, if they occur they are reversible as they are due to tendon and ligament laxity, not bone erosions as in rheumatoid arthritis. Other rheumatic diseases can show the same type of arthritis. ...Read more

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Might somebody have arthritis symptoms without having arthritis?

Might somebody have arthritis symptoms without having arthritis?

In a way, yes: Pain around joints can be related to several causes including tendinitis and bursitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lupus arthritis without systemic lupus?

Is it possible to have lupus arthritis without systemic lupus?

Yes: It's possible to start off with mild or limited symptoms and only arthritis without systemic lupus. But then the disease could evolve and include many organ systems and become systemic. Important to get evaluated and tested if other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, muscle pain, rash, hair loss also start to occur. ...Read more

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Can you have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

Can you have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

RA vs. OA: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder while osteoarthritis is a degenerative/wear and tear condition. The two conditions can coexist especially in the hip and knee. ...Read more

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Can you have lupus without any sort of rashes? Does it cause. Utis?

Can you have lupus without any sort of rashes? Does it cause. Utis?

While there are: Characteristic rashes in sle, this is not required for diagnosis. Utis are not associated. ...Read more

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Can you have fibromyalgia without fatigue?

Can you have fibromyalgia without fatigue?

Pain all 4 quadrants: Hi Margaret, The primary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia is widespread pain. Fatigue is often present, but individual variability prevails, and those who are able to sleep will generally be report less fatigue than those who are unable to rest. Hope this is helpful. Take good care. ...Read more

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Can systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause you to get sick?

Can systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause you to get sick?

Yes: Systemic juvenile arthritis can cause diffuse body rash, recurrent fevers, multiple joint swellings and inflammation, as well as cause corneal changes of the eye resulting in vision loss. Systemic jra can also affect liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have arthritis symptoms without having real arthritis?

Is it possible to have arthritis symptoms without having real arthritis?

Depends what you mea: I'm not sure what you mean by "real" arthritis. Arthritis means joint inflammation. You can have joint inflammation for many different reasons from infection, auto-immune, trauma, cancer etc. You can also have joint pain without inflammation due to many different causes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a severe cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

JRA: See a rheumatologist, so he can examine you and order the necessary blood work to determine your problem. ...Read more

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Can you get scleroderma and lupus?

Can you get scleroderma and lupus?

Yes: Scleroderma and lupus are diseases that have different manifestations due to different disease mechanisms, yet they can overlap. Additionally, scleroderma is historically difficult to diagnose early. There are manifestations such as Raynaud's phenomenon that occur in both conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more