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Is redness around the anus a symptom of sle?

Is redness around the anus a symptom of sle?

Usually no: Perianal involvement is not a typical area of lupus involvement. May be dermatitis, sign of hemorrhoids, or rectal problems. Treatment with a topical steroid can help, and an e aluation by a GI doctor for rectal disease is recommended. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Our 5 year old daughter occasionally comes up with redness in cheeks (not on nose bridge) usually after play. No other symptoms. LUPUS?

Our 5 year old daughter occasionally comes up with redness in cheeks (not on nose bridge) usually after play. No other symptoms. LUPUS?

Not likely to be: lupus. Any activity or change to body that increases blood flow to an area can make the area appear red, especially if she has sensitive skin or is fair-skinned. If she is otherwise well, I would not be concerned. I would recommend discussing this with her doctor the next time you are there. ...Read more

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Can imuran (azathioprine) cause back; bone and muscle pain after intake for 1 month?? It's taken for SLE .. I have no symptoms other than red face ...

Can imuran (azathioprine) cause back; bone and muscle pain after intake for 1 month?? It's taken for SLE .. I have no symptoms other than red face ...

No: Unlikely that the Imuran (azathioprine) is causing your symptoms but YOU MUST discuss these symptoms with the Doctor who prescribed it! Its VERY important since some very rare drug reactions can cause muscle damage! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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With lupus, i don't get rash after out in sun- i get solid red hot on my feet, then next day get flu-ish aches. Can lupus symptoms vary in this way?

With lupus, i don't get rash after out in sun- i get solid red hot on my feet, then next day get flu-ish aches. Can lupus symptoms vary in this way?

Lupus: Not all patients present with the text book description of any condition. If your have other signs and symptoms and positive serological test for lupus and getting this kind of reaction to sun exposure, then yes it is possible your body reacts this way to sun exposure from lupus. ...Read more

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Can telangiectasia be also a symptoms of lupus not just scleroderma? I have 3 tiny red dots on the back of my hand scared of sclero- I have lupus. I am very pale so maybe its not even telangiectasia?

Can telangiectasia be also a  symptoms of lupus not just scleroderma? I have 3 tiny red dots on the back of my hand scared of sclero- I have lupus. I am very pale so maybe its not even telangiectasia?

Highly unlikely.: The amount of telangiectasias in connective tissue disease such as scleroderma is usually significant and is located on more than just a dorsal hand. The fact that you have 3 small dots (which may or may not be telang) indicate this is a highly unlikely possibility. Continue to follow with your rheumatologist at your regular visits. ...Read more

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I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15(eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.

I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15(eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.

Possibly: A family history of autoimmune disease does increase your chances of having an autoimmune disorder. You should see your doctor for further evaluation (history, exam, and lab tests). ...Read more

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