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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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
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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. ...Read more