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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Serositis

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I have chronic serositis and hip lymphedema. The fluid collects on different sides depending on gravity and sitting position. What causes this?

I have chronic serositis and hip lymphedema. The fluid collects on different sides depending on gravity and sitting position. What causes this?

You said it well.: Because of the "pull" of gravity, fluid that is "free" in the tissues will move toward the "dependent" portion of the body. In other words, whichever portion of the body is "down" for a period of time, the fluid will go there because of gravity. ...Read more

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Sle. history of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?

Sle. history of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now  center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?

more of same: Very likely sle related. Is the pain worse with a deep breath or cough? This is key! if so, it's more pleurisy or pericarditis. If not, it may well be muscular/arthritic/soft tissue inflammation from sle - check with your rheumatologist for addl treatment options. ...Read more

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Dx serositis sle. Abnormalities found on CT of liver.No masses.Norm biopsy. No gallbladder. Can inflamed liver cause severe bloating and nausea?

Dx serositis sle.  Abnormalities found on CT of liver.No masses.Norm biopsy. No gallbladder. Can inflamed liver cause severe bloating and nausea?

Possible, but: It depends on how bad your liver is inflamed. The symptoms could be from medication side effect. You should discuss this with your rheumatologist for more accurate advice. ...Read more

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I have a history of chelocyaritis. I now have serositis. Is this related in any way?

I have a history of chelocyaritis. I now have serositis. Is this related in any way?

Unclear: Peritonitis is a kind of serositis and can be due to complicated cholecystitis. There are other types of serositis (e.G familial polyserositis) which is an unrelated condition. ...Read more

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In hosp for 9 days w multi organ serositis /sle. Out for a month.Still havie prob/pain. Dr suggest to go back up on pred dose. How long does it last?

See below: If you mean the Prednisone dose, it is hard for us to say as we do not have all your lab results, but also we do not know if your doctor is going to add another immunosuppressant medication to your regimen to help come off the prednisone. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more