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Lupus And Bone Pain
Why Bone pain for 4 months? ANA 1.4, Speckled, Anti-CCP 70 Everything else in Lupus panel at or near normal. No RHeumatoid Factor.
Varies: Bone pain can come from a number of causes. It sounds like you have had some things ruled out. Medications can sometimes cause bone pain, particularly if you are on medications for osteoporosis. I think you will just need to keep looking with your doctor to look at other potential causes. ...Read more
Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more
I have had severe joint pain with morning stiffness for 6 months. Now I also have bone pain in arms that feels like growing pains. Neg lupus/ra. Why?
Are there other diseases besides RA and lupus that could cause severe morning stiffness, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches? Prednisone does not help
Joint pain everywhere, bone pain in forearm and shines, can't move at times, muscle weakness, numbness fingers toes. RA is -, lupus- lyme-, what else?
See details: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, see one asap. ...Read more
Diff. Swallowing, joint n bone pain, muscle spasm, toes n fingers numb. Severe pain I cry! N can't move, ra-, lupus-thyroid-lyme-, tramadol no help?
Ask your doc: Let a doctor tell you. It should not be difficult to differentiate the two. ...Read more
Not common: There was a report of supraclavicular nodes in a 28 years old patient in 2010, but to my knowledge there are no more reported cases. ...Read more
Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.
Two separate: Problems. Your internist for further explanations!Get a more detailed answer ›
I have lupus and my bones hurt like their chilled. I also have dark patches over my face arms n chest. Its not discoid or subcutenous...
Joint pains and rash: Lupus can cause rashes and pains in many joints. Exercise may help your joints and your doctor may be able to give you medicine to treat your rash. Hopefully your medicines for your lupus will help your joint pains too. You can always try anti inflammatories such as Aleve (naproxen) as needed for the joint pains too. ...Read more
Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?
My bones & joints ache all the time... My chest hurts sometimes, too. My mom has lupus and I'm afraid I might have it. Idk what to do.?
Lupus symptoms but only pos ANA. My rheum says he can't diagnose me and gave me muscle relaxer. Severe bone/muscle pain 9 mnth. 2nd opinion?
Agreed: Get a second option if you have symptoms that sound like Lupus. Perhaps another doctor can at least find out what could be causing your symptoms. Good luck ...Read more
I was dx'd w/SLE years ago. Today my Dr. Called & told me X-rays show bone spurs in my neck. I'm getting an MRI 7/29. Could Lupus have caused this?
I'm 25 with avascular necrosis (bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! Reason?
ETOH?: Trauma is a common cause. Steroid use & etoh abuse are next. Heredity and other diseases can cause it as well. Otherwise it is idiopathic. ...Read more
Hemoglobin dropped 9.8 to 8.9 in less than 2 mos. Iron, B12 ok, no hep, no hiv. Now being checked for lupus-already have psoriasis. If that's negative then do bone marrow biopsy. Is this really bad?
Check for bleeding:
Occult blood loss can also cause HGB to drop as can unfortunately, some types of cancers. I don't mean to scare you but have you had an abdominal ultrasound, checked for hidden blood in stool, etc. If not, you should.
Are you also fatigued or have any abnormalities? Ask doctor to be very diligent in your work up. Have you had an serum protein electrophoresis. You should have complete anemia check. ...Read more
I'm having terrible chronic pain in my back right knee and ankle and also I guess it's my tail bone it burns and hurts. I also have lupus and fibromya?
Please clarify: Can you please clarify what the actual question is. That way we can try to directly address it. Can re-ask. ...Read more
Deep aches in my thighs and bones. Stretching, baths, Advil, (ibuprofen) &fluid don't help. I have lupus. Recent c3 & c4 were normal so rheum said not my lupus.?
See MD ASAP: 39 year old woman with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus & deep aching pain in thighs and legs. Do you have night pain? If your pain is persistent and not managed w meds, see an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam and imaging tests. A careful history, physical exam, and imaging will elucidate the cause of pain. Rule out stress fractures or avascular necrosis setting of SLE & steroid treatments. ...Read more
I'm an 18 year old male with severe thrombocytopenia and anemia discovered on a cbc. Bone marrow biopsy was normal. Cat was normal. No viruses. No offending drugs. No lupus. Any ideas of a diagnosis?
What autoimmune diseases can cause severe pain in most of a persons bones/muscles/joints? ANA was normal, so PCP says not Lupus. I need suggestions.
Polyarthritis: Several diseases and conditions can cause polyarthritis. I would suggest you make an immediate in-person appointment with a Rheumatologist to evaluate the range of motion of your joints, any joint changes related to a myriad of causes. Don't guess at your problem. Physicians are taught to diagnose based on your medical history, chief complaint, laboratory tests and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more
Unexplained high platelets (572), WBC (17.2), leukocytes, neutrophils, low hemaglobin. Bone marrow, jak2 and lupus test negative, ANA positive. Help?!
Reactive/ autoimmune: Discuss further with your hematologist. Certain conditions like iron deficiency, infection /inflammation vs autoimmune vs. Other solid tumor need to be ruled out. Need to check iron level, bcr/abl, imaging study like ct scan chest /abd/ pelvis will be needed. If you smoke - will suggest you to quit smoking., need to do work - up to find the anemia as well. If iron is low - GI w/u is needed. ...Read more
Deep: Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve in the back (radiculipathy). ...Read more
Many: Could be many reasons and x-ray is a very important part of the diagnosis. Specially in females there is a condition called osteitis_pubis, could be due to due to trauma of the pelvis, urinary bladder pathology can give pelvic pain too. In male prostate problems can produce that pain. Some other test such as bone scan can be helpful. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more