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Kidney Pain And Vasculitis Rash
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis ...Read more
I have SLE of nephritis, fatigue,severe joint pain butterfly rash,cough,fever,mild swelling,had blood in pee one day could it be kidney damage, flare?
Severe kidney pain, diarrhea, no fever. Doctor or er? Kidney infection, stones or inflammation? I also have behcets disease.
Clinic visit would: Be fine. Your dr may consider doing some blood and urine tests. Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-pain/my00125. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/behcets-disease/ds00822/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin rash on back immediately followed by fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, vision problems, throat pain. Rash resolved but others Persia?
Skin rash: Sounds like could be Lyme but need much more information. Ticks out there yet? i do not know what Persia refers to but we can figure that out when we do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Abdominal pain, fever, raised wbc. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) but symptoms persist. Chf and inflammatory markers with esr sed rate 88 and myoglobin in urine. Can it be rheumatic fever, untreated strep?
No: You don't satisfy the Jones Criteria for Rheumatic Fever: Here they are: http://reference.medscape.com/calculator/jones-criteria-diagnosis-rheumatic. There are many possibilities but connective tissue disease is on the short list. You're sick and need an early full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?
Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more
Can kidney infection cause headaches chestpain arm weakness nausia and back pain along with urinary burn going on 6 months now doctor is puzzled! help?
Unlikely: The chestpain arm weakness and nausea sound like heart problems. If your doctor has ruled this out with tests the last 6 months than it is mostlikely anxiety especially considering your age. If you are overweight this is a wake up call since this can bring on blood pressure and heart problems. Burning and back pain can be bacterial or yeast from previous antibiotics. Urologists can help you. ...Read more
Painful swollen fingers diabetic gastroeasophogal reflux and asthmatic have jaw and ear pain and arthritis and chronic kidney disease stage three?
Maybe rheumatologist: Many of your disease symptoms can be seen in systemic sclerosis which is a serious form of scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that can involve arthritis, tight shiny skin, lung disease, serious kidney disease and gastroesophageal reflux. Diabetes is not part of systemic sclerosis but you can have both. Ask for a referral to see a rheumatologist if not already seeing one. ...Read more
What would cause low platelets fatigue headaches bruising trigermonial naralgia swelling and pain in ribs back and hips. ?
Vasculitis possible: Consider a CRP or ESR - this to measure general inflammation. Because of the headache one might pursue temporal artery biopsy. The occlusion of the arteries can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even compromise vision. The bruising is due to the low platelets that can accompany vasulitis or temporal arteritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
100-101 degree fever on and off 3-4 years. Chronic left sided flank pain. fatigue, joint and muscle pain. Any help with diagnosis?
Blotchy rash in malar pattern along with migrating joint/muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue. rheum says it's not lupus due to bloods. no idea what it is?
Impossible to say: There are many disorders that can present with the symptoms you describe. Does your rheumatologist have any idea what it is? If not, get another opinion. ...Read more
Sudden onset of severe joint pain stiffness and swelling In every joint Could it be lupus? Family history of lupus great-aunt, 2nd Cousin and others.
Diarrhea (maximum 5 times daily) , stomach and abdomen pain and tongue fungal infection with some right kidney pain , can cause legs weakness?
See a doctor: You should really be seen ASAP by a physician. Not sure what is going on, and cannot diagnose over the internet, but this sounds significant and requires immediate attention. Please go and be seen and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Depends: Without seeing the rash and doing some testing it is hard to say, may be certain type of vasculitis, can be dvt, can be pericarditis, may be some autoimmune diseases, go to your doctor and get checked as soon as you can, it is very possible that it is something serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 been taking oratane since 2 months and I suffer dizziness, rash, kidney pain, dryness, increased sex drive. R they normal side effects?
Always use it with..: Every drug has its own side effects; so is isotretinoin. To view its long list of side effect, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oratane#Psychological_effects. With the available information in mind, work with treating Doc closely hoping to achieve its best possible intended benefit with minimal side effects. ...Read more
16 days of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa800mg / trimeth160mg. 44 age male 150lbs. Incredible abdominal, kidney pain. Skin red rash. What can I do/take to counter?
See your doctor: Your symptoms may represent an allergic reaction to the sulfa component of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). This allergic reaction may also affect the kidney and cause kidney injury and hence, it is important that you see your doctor soon. I am also unclear as to why you would be taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for such a prolonged period of time. ...Read more
Should someone with anca associated vasculitis take nitrofuran monohyd. I am having symptoms related to a kidney infection I have mpa
Petechiae on hard palate x1 week. No known trauma. dx Wegener's (kidney, skin, joint now with chondritis) currently flaring. Vasculitis related?
Derm said cancer is associated hsp vasculitis. Pcp did a check up on me with routine blood work and my kidneys, and liver function. Would cancer show?
Pr3 3.8 with elevated c4. To rule out vasculitis should ct scans for ear nose kidney and chest be done? 65 yr ESR 80 hscrp 8.5 crp .4. Biopsy a must?
Sketchy picture: Cannot tell, have a Rheumatologist on HT for virtual consult or your own Rheumatologist to explain, good luck ...Read more
Doctor to evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A rash may be eczema, an allergic reaction, an infection, etc. Bluish or purplish spot are blood spots and would need blood testing right away. Vasculitis spots are sort of blood spots combined with inflammation. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. A primary care doctor or dermatologist can examine both the rash and the patient, to find a treatment. ...Read more
I had 2 blood tests for vasculitis and they came out negative, but i still have similar vasculitis rashes in my fingers and toes. Can i rule it out?
Need more info: Vasculitis is caused by inflammation of blood vessels. The primary diagnostic criteria include signs, symptoms, and tissue sample showing blood vessel inflamation in the form of biopsy. There are some blood tests which support the possibility of vasculitis. However these tests such as anca, are never diagnostic by themselves. There are vasculitis mimics such as thrombotic (blood clot) diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have systemic manifestations of ra- problems with eyes, vasculitis, rashes before problems with joints? Ana 1:160, anti ccp igg: 63
My wife seen a doctor who said her rash looks like vasculitis. What is it and how is it treated? Thanks
Diagnosis first: Need to know what kind of vasculitis to know for sure how it will be treated and what the long term implications are. Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition where the body's immune system is attacking it's own tissues. Usually treatment is with immune suppressive medications like corticosteroids (prednisone) or other non-steroidal immune suppressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: The specific diagnosis will define the therapy. We treat different types of cutaneous vasculitis differently if this is due to a drug - medication you stop the medication. If it is due to a virus depends on the type. If it is related to a systemic syndrome that depends on the diagnosis. Each person needs individual evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Should be gone: Consult with a vascular specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can getting hit by a car while walking caused vasculitis to get worse. I had only a mild rash and it got worse right after the accident.
I have raynauds and power walked 5 miles in the cold. Next day I had a rash which was later diagnosed as HSP vasculitis. Could the walk cause it?
It may have: Your physicians needs to clarify these two and see if they are connected. It may or may not be HSP. The Raynaud's suggests a cold component and this may be more than HSP. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify the findings. You vasculitis diagnoses needs to be expanded. ...Read more
Treated for multi organ serositis in hospital. Noticed a splotchy rash on right side of upper to mid back a couple weeks later. Poss vasculitis ?
If i have also has a rash on my palm, is it automatically a syphilis? btw, my rash is ichy. i think it is papular rash and some look like vasculitis.
Short answer is No: The differential diagnosis for rash or lesions involve with hands are possible with several diagnosis. To name a few Rocky Mountain spotted fever, sphyllis, drug reaction, psoriasis, antisynthetase syndrome, vasculitis, dermatomyositis, lupus, etc. you should get it checked out by your PCP first with possible skin biopsy and refer to a subspecialists, dermatologist or rheumatologist, as needed. ...Read more
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