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Doctor insights on: Chest Wall And Sternum Pain With Having Lupus Causes

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Does lupus cause chest pain?

Does lupus cause chest pain?

Yes: It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation.

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Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha

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Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?

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.

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If my lupus was in remissino (no inflammation present), would I still get muscle & pleuritic chest pain) tapering below 5mg? Is inflamm cause of pain?

If my lupus was in remissino (no inflammation present), would I still get muscle & pleuritic chest pain) tapering below 5mg? Is inflamm cause of pain?

No: If lupus is in remission you should not have symptoms of the disease and you should be able to taper off prednisone. It is very common to have Fibromyalgia with lupus. This may cause your chest pain and muscle pain. It requires a different treatment. Your rheumatologist can help you sort this out.

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Have lupus. Chest X-ray showed hyperinflated lungs the past few years but otherwise normal. Never smoked. Exercise. No sob but do get lightheaded. Cause?

Have lupus. Chest X-ray showed hyperinflated lungs the past few years but otherwise normal. Never smoked. Exercise. No sob but do get lightheaded. Cause?

See your rheumatolog: There are several sle related possibilities and numerous other causes for your sob. I would normally recommend a high resolution ct of the chest to look for interstitial lung disease and an echocardiogram to look for pulmonary artery hypertension. If you have leg swelling or anticardiolipin antibodies you should also be checked for a blood clot. If these are negative there are next steps.

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In lupus, what is likely cause of sharp chest pain I get sometimes during flares that worsens when I lean forward or inhale. Heart/lungs scans normal.?

In lupus, what is likely cause of sharp chest pain I get sometimes during flares that worsens when I lean forward or inhale. Heart/lungs scans normal.?

Unclear: Lupus pts can get pericarditis - sharp chest pain which is worse with deep breath but improved by leaning forward/worse lying on your back. Alternatively, lupus pts also get myalgia (muscle pain) and arthralgia (joint pain, including of the rib cage) which can be worse with deep breath but wouldn't change much with different position. Heart and lung scans would be normal for all of these.

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Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times?

Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times?

Call doctor: This is something you must get advice from your rheumatologist. It is not a good idea to stop steroid on your own since uncontrolled inflammation from autoimmune diseases can lead to permanent organ damage. Call your doctor now.

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Is it common with sle lupus to get chest pains?

Is it common with sle lupus to get chest pains?

Yes: Yes. Chest pain in lupus can come from many different causes. Pleuritis, chest pain due to inflammation of the tissue surrounding the lung, is a diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients with lupus can also get indigestion, pneumonia, blood clots, heart disease etc. That also cause chest pain.

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Lupus ANA homogenous 1:649, speckled 1:120. Chronic flares pain. Mainly chest region. Pain disturbs function daily! Could this be lupus?

Lupus ANA homogenous 1:649, speckled 1:120. Chronic flares pain. Mainly chest region. Pain disturbs function daily! Could this be lupus?

Positive ANA: Above 1:16 is considered a true positive. With an ANA that high it certainly suggests a connective tissue disease, make an appointment with rheumatology as soon as possible as it could be lupus

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I'm 37 female have chest pain when moving and in general feel poorly I have sle lupus id this part of its overall sysmtoms?

Lupus: If you have been formally diagnosed as having lupus by a physician, it is not unusual to have pleurisy and fatigue. Pleurisy is the inflammation of the lining of the lung, and can be quite painful. Treatment of the pleurisy follows treatment of your lupus. Your rheumatologist should be able to adjust your medications to reflect your worsening symptoms.

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Can lupus make you have a burning sensation feeling in chest?

See details: If you are talking about heartburn, it is much more likely due to medications than to the underlying disease.

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Started mtx meds for lupus - on 4th dose - had riling upper abdo pain - had to curl up on couch to get relief, on 5th dose - BP drop, queasy chest?

See details: The Methotrexate is likely causing the GI issues. Speak with the doctor who prescribed it. Switching to the subcutaneous form will likely resolve the GI issues.

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My daughter started with pnumonia and now has chest pain and also a rash on her chest, could this be lupus?

My daughter started with pnumonia and now has chest pain and also a rash on her chest, could this be lupus?

Mgt: More information would be helpful and an inbox consultation may be booked. She may be experiencing a drug related allergic reaction. Has she been on antibiotics? Other possible causes include infection and pleuritic inflammation.

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As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis?

As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis?

Inflamation: Pericarditis is inflamation of the sack around the heart. Pushing on your chest will not reproduce the pain. Some changes in position will. Costochondritis is inflamation in the chest wall. Applying pressure will cause the pain to increase.

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Just Dx wit lupus have elev CRP. Upper left chest pains and upper left back. The pain is beginning on both sides and total upper back. Pneumonia?

Just Dx wit lupus have elev CRP. Upper left chest pains and upper left back. The pain is beginning on both sides and total upper back. Pneumonia?

Call rheuma: Since pleuritis from lupus may manifest in this manner and the elevated CRP suggests that the disease is active, you need to contact your rheumatologist ASaP

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My mom has advanced lupus. Lately her blood pressure has been really high along with chest pain. Help?

My mom has advanced lupus. Lately her blood pressure has been really high along with chest pain. Help?

Lupus Nephropathy: I would have mom see her physician. Often, lupus can play a major rule in kidney failure either through the disease process itself ka lupus nephrtis, or caused by side effects of medications. As you know, lupus is a systemic problem. It cause several problems glomerulo -nephritis, IgA nephropathy rapidly progressive gn. She needs anti hypertensives such as Lasix (furosemide) or ace inhib.