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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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Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.

Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.

One can have both.: Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any tissue or organ on the body and can cause low blood counts such as what can happen in acute leukemia which is considered a malignancy. Both conditions can occur in one and the same person although uncommon! ...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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Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?

Im 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

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