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I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching.And now my finger is deform.Is this lupus or jra?

I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching.And now my finger is deform.Is this lupus or jra?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes including RA and sle. A rheumatologist through an evaluation and lab studies would be able to tell you the specific cause. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

see Rheumatology: Lupus can be very difficult to live with depending on the severity of your disease, but with close rheumatological supervision and treatment, it may be able to be controlled more appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens after you get swollen knees for lupus? I have about 4 days and it hertz I am very dizzy too

What happens after you get swollen knees for lupus? I have about 4 days and it hertz I am very dizzy too

See rheuma: If you have SLE and low blood pressure then with active arthritis and dizziness, you need to check with your rheumatologist immediately. Brain involvement is a serious matter in SLE and thus you have no time to wait. ...Read more

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I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down.  Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

Decrease inflammatio: Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation. Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ?Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more

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Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Not lupus: No it can't be lupus but it is obviously an issue with the knee or its supporting structures. The simple answer is to have the knee evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more

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My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus.What should I do?

My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus.What should I do?

Not lupus!: Many people are diagnosed with lupus with positive anas and joint pain. Your son's presentation is quite atypical for sle. My instincts say he does not have sle, he is male and young, which in and of itself, quite rare. I suspect your son has not been seen by a doctor with rheumatology expertise. This is clearly not systemic lupus erythematosis. ...Read more

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