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How Do U Know If My Child Has Lupus
No one knows: That information is not known, lupus is a genetically complex disease. But it is not likely. ...Read more
Is there any way once someone is diagnosed with lupus ito find out exactly when it begin? Could it of started as a child & be dormant until yrs later?
No way to know: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that involves an abnormal immune system that attacks self.Although we know that changes in some genes may put you at increased risk for lupus,we can't predict when it will develop, if ever, since the immune system is hit with many potential environmental triggers throughout life.Unlikely lupus began then was dormant since lupus won't go into remission until treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Are you inquiring if your having discoid lupus will have effect on your child's health? If you have the disease, it not likely to affect the child. If the child has discoid lupus, it is, unfortunately, a life long affliction and may result in scarring of sun exposed skin. Preventing exposure to sun through proper clothing, hats, and sun screen should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%. ...Read more
Fairly low: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex genetic disease meaning that there are many genes that may affect risk(over 80 known so far) and only a handful of these genes is likely to have a change that increase risk for lupus in any one person. An environmental component is also a major factor (often virus or other unknown triggers),In identical twins, if one has lupus most often the other doesn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus: The most common symptoms of lupus, which are the same for females and males, are: extreme fatigue (tiredness), headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume), swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes, pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy). Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose, others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?
Not directly: A pregnant mother can not pass lupus to her unborn baby., and it is not directly inherited like other genetic diseases. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence linking the two issues. ...Read more
No: The two issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes/no: Imuran (azathioprine) can be harmful to the fetus...So it has to be stopped during early pregnancy. ...Usually the first 2-3 months(first trimester), which is the time of most risk to the baby). So it requires careful planning and timing so that you can be off this medication for a short period and then may be able to resume during the 2nd and 3rd trimester with reasonable safety. ...Read more
Dx'd w/ic as child. 20yrs later, have pelvic cramps, shooting vaginal& rectal pain, nerve shocks in abdomen.Ic symptoms too?Also have lupus & dysautonomia.
IC: Ic could refer to many conditions. Please spell it out so that a rheumatologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, etc. Can help answer the question. ...Read more
My childs potassium, alkaline phosphate, carbon dioxide are low on blood test. Test was done due to my lupus & hypothyroidism. What does this mean?
Hard to say: Random test results reported with no history or exam findings make it impossible to decide if they are important or not. The normal values vary sometimes by age and we don't know if the report used proper kid or adult standards.You should review these with whoever ordered them. ...Read more
Control risk factors: The best way to insure an uneventful pregnancy to to be sure your lupus is under excellent control and you do not have any risk factors such as anticardiolipin antibodies present. Be under the care of a rheumatologist and do not stop any meds during pregnancy without the approval of the rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy and lupus: Chances of baby developing lupus are very small. Neonatal lupus is a condition in which mothers ant-ro or anti-la antibodies temporarily pass through the placenta to baby and can cause rash or rarely heart block needing a pacemaker. Chances of a childhood lupus born to a lupus mother is less than 10% in females and 2% in males and chance of autoimmune disease in their life lime is 15-20% range. ...Read more
Most likely yes: However, your pregnancy would be considered high risk. Depending on your ob's comfort level with managing pregnant patients with lupus, you might also see a maternal-fetal specialist. They are specifically trained to manage pregnant patients with co-existing medical problems. ...Read more
Rheumy has diagnosis me and 2 others that i know with sjogrens within a months time. Dr. Refered to it each time as "baby cousin of lupus." get 2nd opinion?
See below: It is ultimately your choice whether to seek another opinion, but if 3 doctors are saying that you have sjogren's there is a chance that you might have it. ...Read more
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