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Doctor insights on: Does Lupus Cause Melasma

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

Mask of Pregnancy, or Melasma, is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed ...Read more


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Can lupus cause testical pain?

Can lupus cause testical pain?

Absolutely. As an: auto(self)immune(complex internal system which best protects from cancer, viruses, fungi & bacteria), any portion of the body can be targeted resulting in what ever consequences. Commonly, the arterial/capillary system is involved in the self-attacks. Since all the cells of our bodies are dependant on blood supply, they can all be damaged/die even if not attacked as a direct target of the disease. ...Read more

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What causes the autoimmune disorder called lupus?

What causes the autoimmune disorder called lupus?

Unknown: Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown. The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

Lupus related?: There is no such thing as lupus cancer. At least as far as i can discover. There are researchers who believe that the risk of several cancers is higher for those with lupus - especially cancers related to white blood cells. Talk with the doctor who treats your lupus - this concern is common and hopefully you can be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause blue lips?

Can lupus cause blue lips?

Maybe: Blue lips are usually related to a reduced blood oxygen level. If you have raynauds, this could be a cause. Lupus itself should not cause blue lips unless issues like major cardiac or pulmonary involvement is present. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can gardisil cause herpes in lupus patients?

Can gardisil cause herpes in lupus patients?

No: Gardasil does not cause herpes. Period. Hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause your period to get messed up?

Yes: There can be changes in the menstrual cycle due to the disease process itself as well as due to the medications you might be using to treat the lupus. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Not known: Melasma can worsen due to estrogen, progesterone, sun exposure, etc. Spironolactone can lower testosterone, so in theory it could increase estrogen slightly, but have never seen it described as causing or worsening melasma. ...Read more

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Can anything besides lupus cause a butterfly rash?

Can anything besides lupus cause a butterfly rash?

Yes: There are a variety rashes that can mimic the butterfly. Rosacea is the most common to differentiate. There are ways to tell to a point. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause you to get rashes and sores on your skin?

Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause tooth resorption? Can lupus cause Crohn's disease?

Can lupus cause tooth resorption? Can lupus cause Crohn's disease?

Definitely, no: The studies show that dentin is not recognized as a self structure by the immunologic system, being the component of the tooth makes it impossible. Hope it helps. ...Read more