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Dr. George Valdez
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Lupus did not show on my last exam, is it possible for it to hide itself?

Lupus did not show on my last exam, is it possible for it to hide itself?

No, but: There are many, many types of connective tissue disorders, so is best to have several tests done by a rheumatologist depending on what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
46 years in practice
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I have lupus antigolment present and I have last 3 month before miscarriaged this broblem how to cure lupus?

See details.: There is no cure for lupus. You do not say if you are currently taking an anticoagulant but you will need to be on one if you become pregnant again. You should also be taking Hydroxychloroquine on a regular basis to control.Your lupus and guard against future complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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How long will drug-induced lupus last?

Different types: There're different types of drug-induced lupus. The common thread is that if the offending drug is stopped usuall the lupus will resolve eventually. There're occasional exceptions. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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How long does drug-induced lupus last, after you stop the drug?

How long does drug-induced lupus last, after you stop the drug?

Variable: May disappear once medication and its metabolites eliminated from body or may occasionally be permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Hai
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What could cause my INR to be 1.9 last week, and 4.4 this week with no diet or medication changes? Can lupus anticoag. Do it?

What could cause my INR to be 1.9 last week, and 4.4 this week with no diet or medication changes?  Can lupus anticoag. Do it?

Changing INR : It is relatively common for inr to change even though a person keeps taking the same dose of Coumadin and is careful with diet, taking the same amount of green foods (salads, green vegetables). Lupus antibodies do raise inr but unless there is a change in the level of lupus antibodies, it would not affect the inr. Some individuals have a very labile (changing) inr for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Recently began presnesone 10 mg 1x day for lupus. Energy level has improved greatly. Feel great. Will this last or will i develop tolerence in time.

Possibly: You do not develop a tolerance to prednisone. If 10 mg daily no longer controls your symptoms, it means the disease has become more active. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I have classic lupus symptoms, worse over time. I had a + ANA test last year. It's normal this year. Could I still have lupus? What else mimics lupus?

I have classic lupus symptoms, worse over time. I had a + ANA test last year. It's normal this year. Could I still have lupus? What else mimics lupus?

The ANA? False?: The ANA is moot. There are however discrete clinical criteria for the DX of lupus. Do you have them? The test most specific for lupus is double stranded dna antibodies. I suspect you do not ha be sle. It has many mimics. See a rheumatogist. Some trained well in rheumatology would not diagnose you with the information you have given! ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Can a butterfly lupus rash come and go last at times hours and other times couple days? How long does it usually last?

Can a butterfly lupus rash come and go last at times hours and other times couple days? How long does it usually last?

See details: It can wax and wane and is often worse after sun exposure. It may be a permanent issue or it may resolve with treatment. ...Read more

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