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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.

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

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Bone Pain (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Arthritis: This sounds like a type of arthritis. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor and review your tests and get any other help sorting this out. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have lupus or bone cancer?

What would you do to decide if you have lupus or bone cancer?

Ask your doc: Let a doctor tell you. It should not be difficult to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause supraclavicular nodes along the collar bone?

Can lupus cause supraclavicular nodes along the collar bone?

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

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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...

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

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Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?

Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?

Probably: I can't tell what blood platelet disease you have so I don't know what medications you are taking so it is not possible to definitively answer your question. Bone marrow is the best way to diagnose leukemia but is not a good test for lupus. ...Read more

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Can lupus flare up make skull hurt as well as ribs, shins, arms. All bones?

See below: Not typically. You could have been vitamin d deficiency or fibromyalgia contributing to this. Let your rheumatologist know about your symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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.

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

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Unexplained high platelets (572), WBC (17.2), leukocytes, neutrophils, low hemaglobin. Bone marrow, jak2 and lupus test negative, ANA positive. Help?!

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

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Wbc 2.0, absolute neutrophil 0.6. Lymph are high. Negative for hiv, hep, autoimmune, lupus, vitamin b. Bone marrow biopsy yesterday. What could it be?

Wait for bone marrow: Bone marrow biopsy was done because the cause for the symptoms and other laboratory findings was not clear. Please wait for the bone marrow biopsy results and do not be surprised, if more tests are needed even after that. ...Read more

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How can I know if pain is bone pain?

X-ray: Have an x-ray taken to see if there are any underlying bony problems. ...Read more

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Is bone pain a usual symptom of hepatoma?

No: If one has hepatocellular carcinoma and now with bone pain-, work-up like bone scan should be done to rule out metastatic disease to the bone ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bone pain?

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

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I'm 17 f, have butt bone pain. What could it be? Only on left side.

I'm 17 f, have butt bone pain. What could it be? Only on left side.

Ischial bursitis: Possibly ischial bursitis. This would be pain on either side of the two boney part that touch the chair directly below us. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Slowly developing bone pain?

Chronic: Acute pain is pain that is recent onset, such as if you fell and broke your arm. Slowly developing bone pain would be chronic, which is defined as more than three months duration, such as if you had chronic knee pain from arthritis and need a knee replacement. ...Read more

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Why do you have pubic bone pain?

Why do you have pubic bone pain?

Some you ijury to it: Or arthritis or infection or fracture, all cause pain. ...Read more

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What causes mild pubic bone pain?

Inflamation of the: There is a joint in the middle of the pubic bone some time get inflamed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pubic bone pain?

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 (Definition)

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