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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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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


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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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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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Dr. Michael Lee
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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 as needed for the joint pains too. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Wasserman
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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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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


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Bone Pain (Definition)

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