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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Large Cysts On The Neck And Back

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I get a headache everyday. I also get some type of pain such as back, neck, etc. someone i know just passed from lupus? Im scared i may have it too?

I get a headache everyday. I also get some type of pain such as back, neck, etc. someone i know just passed from lupus? Im scared i may have it too?

Lupus: Dear Tanaya: Lupus (or SLE) is a rare disease. It is unusual to present with headaches or back pain in lupus. So, the answer is no, you don't have lupus. You need to have an evaluation for your headaches; there are many potential causes and treatments for headache and your physician will guide you. Nisha ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in my head, neck and back.

I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in  my head, neck and back.

See ortho: I presume you are already under the care of a rheumatologist. If you cannot get an answer from him, either get a 2nd opinion or consult an orthopedist. Having autoimmune disorders does not preclude you from getting the usually bone issues. ...Read more

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Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?

Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?

VERY DIFFERENT: Both ms and lupus are immune mediated inflammatory disorders, and your neck issues most likely due to degenerative or traumatic etiologies. None of these are related to each other, and in fact, your symptoms may indeed be due to post-operative complications such as scarring. An expert neurologist can readily sort out and categorize your issues, and may be worthwhile to have a consultation. ...Read more

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I have a faint rash to my neck/cheek, asthma diagnosis 2 yrs ago requiring freq streriods, migraines, and chronic neck/upper back pain. Could this be lupus?

I have a faint rash to my neck/cheek, asthma diagnosis 2 yrs ago requiring freq streriods, migraines, and chronic neck/upper back pain. Could this be lupus?

Need evaluation: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where the body "reacts against self" for unknown reasons. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose and requires blood tests. Almost all patients with lupus have joint pain/arthritis and many have chest pain, fatigue, fever, hair loss, mouth sores, sensitivity to sunlight and rash on face. Almost any body organ system can be affected. Asthma is not associated with lupus. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chickenpox is low. Shingles can occur at any age but especially is more common as we age. ...Read more

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5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

HIV highly unlikely: It seems you are having some recurrent colds and possible ear infections and are concerned they are symptoms of an acute HIV syndrome. Given your negative HIV tests, presumably 4th generation, it's highly unlikely you have HIV. Most patients with acute HIV will have (+) p24 antigen by 2-3 weeks. If still concerned an HIV PCR RNA test would be definitive. ...Read more

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Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?

Dx = biopsy or...: You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy. The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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Hello I was wondering I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist is it from me having lupus?

Hello I was wondering I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist is it from me having lupus?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder with many variations of presentation, but wrist ganglion is not one of them. Ganglions are out-pouching or herniation of a weakened portion of a joint capsule or tendon sheath. These are benign and should only be excised if they are symptomatic. ...Read more