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I have lupus and my ankles swell, is this common?

I have lupus and my ankles swell, is this common?

Yes but see your Dr: There are many reasons for ankles to swell in lupus but one very concerning reason is if you are losing protein in the urine due to kidney damage. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?

I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?

Ankle edema: Swelling is an abnormal signal of the body - you should consult with your physician to find out what is causing it. You should be concerned - yes. ...Read more

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My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

Yes: Joint swelling and inflammation can occur with lupus. I would advise a consult with a rheumatologist if she is not already seeing one. ...Read more

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Have lupus & noticed about two weeks ago venous stasis very dark pigmentation on both ankles & swollen with lump on right calf is this serious?

Have lupus & noticed  about two weeks ago  venous stasis very dark  pigmentation on both ankles & swollen  with lump on right calf is this serious?

Stasis: Sounds like you are headed for chronic venous stasis. You need to be fitted for compression hose to fight the gravity forces. This should help or a pnuematic one can be ordered. ...Read more

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I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

see Rheumatology: Lupus can be very difficult to live with depending on the severity of your disease, but with close rheumatological supervision and treatment, it may be able to be controlled more appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have lupus had severe pain and burning starting from hip down to my ankle. Had an X-ray didn't show anything. Doc said it might be tendonitis on hip

Have lupus had severe pain and burning starting from hip down to my ankle.  Had an X-ray didn't show anything. Doc said it might be tendonitis on hip

Sciatica : Sle causes many problems. One of these is muscle pain as well as nerve pain. Usually when you have pain from the buttocks to the feet this is indicative of a pinched nerve in the lower back possible due to spurs or over activity. I would recommend an MRI of the lower back and possibly are your pcp and pt to help with treatment options. Even a podiatrist can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wore loosely fitted socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare , have SLE?

I wore loosely fitted  socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare , have SLE?

Lupus flare: Lupus flare is diagnosed based on how you feel, doctor's exam and blood work as well. It is unlikely that what you are describing is a lupus flare. Best wishes ...Read more

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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