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Bruising on thigh there after two month. Sign of healing but still discoloration. I am anemic Could this just be low iron level. Fam. history of lupus?

Bruising on thigh there after two month. Sign of healing but still discoloration. I am anemic Could this just be low iron level. Fam. history of lupus?

Due to iron in blood: After bruises, the red blood cells break down and are processed by your body. The iron in the red cells (contained in the hemoglobin) is often left behind causing discoloration, kind of like a tattoo. These will usually fade gradually over months or years but sometimes are permanent. Not due to low iron. If you are bruising elsewhere or bleeding easily, platelets and bleeding time should be tested ...Read more

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Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

Have lupus symptoms, but ANA is negative. Are symptoms enough to diagnose? joint pain, skin discoloration, numbness in toes, insomnia, family history

ANA is one factor: Diagnosis of lupus requires consideration of about 11 factors and ANA is one. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face ?

Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face ?

Lupus is often: Associate with facial rash. The classical situation is a "butterfly" rash over the mid face -- usually red and dry. ...Read more

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Do I have lupus if parts of my face and such are swelling?

Do I have lupus if parts of my face and such are swelling?

Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes. ...Read more

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Why does my face feel flushed in the afternoons until I go to bed? Could the lupus be causing it?

Why does my face feel flushed in the afternoons until I go to bed? Could the lupus be causing it?

Very doubtful: Lupus presents in many ways, but the symptoms you describe are not representative of 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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With Lupus , do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go ?

With Lupus , do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go ?

Depends: Facial rash of Lupus can manifest itself very different from person to person. Some patients will have a rash that is persistent. Others will have it for periods of time only. ...Read more