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+ANA protein and blood urine achy knees elbows hands now tongue blisters all lupus test neg. Family history of lupus. Could it still be lupus?

+ANA protein and blood urine achy knees elbows hands now tongue blisters all lupus test neg. Family history of lupus. Could it still be lupus?

Maybe, maybe not: Blood testing for lupus is not perfect, but it is pretty good. Be sure to get a referral to see a rheumatologist. Timing of testing could be important, but the other autoimmune diseases are possible too. ...Read more

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Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Lupus flare: The symptoms you are describing sound pretty severe. The rash on the elbows and knees is consistent with psoriasiform lupus and I am concerned about your back pain which could be related to pancreatitis. Since you know you have an autoimmune disorder, i would make an appointment with your rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find..W?

I have severe pain and swelling in my feet knees and elbow but its not arthritis gout blood clot lupus sickle cell or wnything the dictors can find..W?

Polyarthralgia: At a disadvantage here as multiple things have been investigated. If all labs are negative and radiographs are not helpful and you have spine and extremity pain of longer than 6 weeks and any sleep problems you may have fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more

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How common is lupus in 21 year old men?

How common is lupus in 21 year old men?

Less common: Men get lupus less depending on the data. Nine times more in women than men and four times more on girls than boys. ...Read more