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Began experiencing lupus symptoms following double root canal surgery. Considering having them removed by a biological dentist. Thoughts?

Began experiencing lupus symptoms following double root canal surgery. Considering having them removed by a biological dentist. Thoughts?

Not related: Root canal rx done to eliminate bacterial infection. Bacteria, and the materials used to seal the bacteria out of the teeth, does not cause the auto-immune disease lupus. You have been fed irrational and erroneous information. Please see rheumatologist to manage your lupus. If "biological dentist" had the answer, wouldn't that unproven path have been adopted the intellectually adept? ...Read more

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Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Can you have lupus and get gastric bypass surgery?

Maybe: It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant kidney or neurologic manifestations. Your rheumatologist can help determine if you are a surgical candidate and if the advantages of this surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Can you have gastric bypass surgery if you have celaic and lupus?

Can you have gastric bypass surgery if you have celaic and lupus?

Celiac and lupus: Not if you are currently suffering from symptoms of both. However, if both are well controlled and not bothering you, weight loss surgery can be performed safely. I would not undergo surgery if you have active disease though. ...Read more

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I Lost 100 pounds and I have Sjögren's syndrome possibly lupus. I am 5'2 and 150 pounds . Could I qualify for a tummy tuck surgery ?

I Lost 100 pounds and I have Sjögren's syndrome possibly lupus. I am 5'2 and 150 pounds . Could I qualify for a tummy tuck surgery ?

Tummy Tuck: I'm certain you can qualify for the surgery, the real question you are asking is will your insurance pay for it. Generally insurance companies will not pay for "cosmetic surgeries" even though you may feel they are medically necessary. The best thing to do is consult with a Board Certified Plastic or Cosmetic Surgeon and see what he/she thinks and if there is a reason to do this medically. ...Read more

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Due to lupus nephritis i had swollen legs that left stretch marks 8 years ago! I'm sick of the appearance and want it gone. Can it be done by surgery?

Not a good idea: I understand your concern but I woud be cautious. WE need to know about your total health, Surgery may add addition scars. It depends on whether you have redundent tissue. You can discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Steatorrhea : Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. ...Read more

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How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w

How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w

It : It is unlikely the anti-inflammatory will have an impact. However, having lupus might influence your recovery rate, you may need more time for healing than a person without lupus. Usually, we recommend that patient not be in an acute inflammatory state with their lupus, symptoms are minimal at the time of lasik surgery. Be sure you lasik surgeon knows you have lupus, also discuss your upcoming lasik surgery with the provider monitoring your lupus. ...Read more

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Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?

Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?

VERY DIFFERENT: Both ms and lupus are immune mediated inflammatory disorders, and your neck issues most likely due to degenerative or traumatic etiologies. None of these are related to each other, and in fact, your symptoms may indeed be due to post-operative complications such as scarring. An expert neurologist can readily sort out and categorize your issues, and may be worthwhile to have a consultation. ...Read more

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Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?

Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?

Possibly but : you need to discuss this with your physician, your cardiologist, and your pulmonary specialist. Keeping the blood thinners is one thing, the question is, are there any other medical issues that might be responsive to scuba diving ...Read more

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I had corrective surgery for sternal nonunion. A metal plate with wiring was placed. It is 8 weeks after and I am still having pain, is this normal. I have lupus type 1 diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

I had corrective surgery for sternal nonunion. A metal plate with wiring was placed. It is 8 weeks after and I am still having pain, is this normal. I have lupus type 1 diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

Complicated: Unfortunately, your additional diagnoses willvtend to slow the healing process, and cansensitize you to pain that in ssomeone without them might find less intense. 8 weeksis still plenty of time to expect at least pain improvement if not rresolution. See yoursurgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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Is alcohol safe for a person w/ lupus?

Is alcohol safe for a person w/ lupus?

Moderation: In moderation, alcohol can be safe in patients with lupus but certain medications used for lupus may make it unsafe. The caveat is that alcohol has many problems if taken in excess, if taken before driving, if taken while pregnant, etc. The list goes on. However, having lupus is not an absolute contraindication to alcohol. ...Read more

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How do you have a safe baby with lupus?

How do you have a safe baby with lupus?

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 more

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Is it safe for people with lupus to take gabipentin?

See below: Unless you are on meds that would counteract with it, it is relatively safe drug to use in lupus patients to help treat neuropathy and other conditions. ...Read more

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Is opc3 safe for someone with lupus and low kidney function?

Is opc3 safe for someone with lupus and low kidney function?

Waste of money: Safe or not there is nothing in this product you need to be taking. If you are eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetable and lean meats you are getting all the antioxidants you need. As well this product contains a high amount of potassium, which could be dangerous for someone with kidney disease. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with lupus 1/17/10, is it safe to get a tatto?

There's a risk: Colorful tattoos have been linked with bad flare-ups. Whether this is a coincidence or cause, getting such a tattoo is playing russian roulette with your chaotic immune system. Lupus is among the cruelest of diseases, and i admire your proactive approach to your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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