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How Long You Can Live With Lupus
It depends: Lupus treatment has improved over the past two decades. Most patients are living longer. Some have a severe life threatening form of lupus that can have a shorter life expectancy. This is the case if lupus causes organ damage such as the kidneys or brain. Some of the medications, especially prednisone, can also cause damage. Patients die from lupus itself, infections, and heart attacks/strokes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A long time: Lupus severity can vary greatly. Some suffer badly much of the time, and they can be more likely to encounter dangerous complications. Many, though, will have milder and more occasional symptoms (rashes, achiness, fatigue). Taking Hydroxychloroquine and finding a careful rheumatologist will almost certainly improve the quality of your life - and may also help you to live a normal lifespan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No average: It varies by severity of lupus. I have seen people who have fever and a rash on the face who are found to have kidney disease in the initial blood work that lead to a lupus diagnosis almost immediately. Others have non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, pleurisy type pains with a normal chest X-ray and "borderline" lupus blood tests who go years before a firm diagnosis is established. ...Read more
When symptoms start: The onset starts with the first symptoms of the disease. ...Read more
It depends: It most often can be made early if the doctor suspects it is present and orders appropriate tests. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can continuing to poke lymphnodes make them irritated and not go away? And if you have lupus how long after meds does it take for them 2 go away
No: If you poke any tissue it would be more irritated , there is no time limit when l/nodes would go away , ithink you meant swelling of l/nodes please donot pke. ...Read more
2-3 days : Usually 2 or 3 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?
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