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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Lymphoma Symptoms

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Can you have low immunity with lupus without being on immunosuppresents. This is what I was told todaykind of scared thinking I have lymphoma instead?

Can you have low immunity with lupus without being on immunosuppresents. This is what I was told todaykind of scared thinking I have lymphoma instead?

Need suppotive tests: Do not jump into conclusions without supportive tests. You will need a biopsy showing lymphoma before this diagnosis is made.

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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Am I at a higher risk for lymphoma and leukemia having been diagnosed with lupus?

Am I at a higher risk for lymphoma and leukemia having been diagnosed with lupus?

Slight, but: Slight possibility, but the key is to catch any change early - by routine clinical evaluation at 3 month or less intervals by your rheumatologist.

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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.

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Help please? What is the outcome for an individual with lupus and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Help please? What is the outcome for an individual with lupus and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Usually good.: Rituxan (rituximab) is now a treatment for arthritis, lymphoma, and is being tried in related autoimmune diseases. Most cases of lupus can be well controlled, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be successfully treated if detected early! Good luck!

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Wbc 11.8 platelets 400 abs lymphs 4.2 vit D 15.8 B12 278 test monthly. Why? Mention of luekemia or lymphoma on top of my lupus but just watching. Why?

Wbc 11.8 platelets 400 abs lymphs 4.2 vit D 15.8 B12 278 test monthly. Why? Mention of luekemia or lymphoma on top of my lupus but just watching. Why?

It's not clear.: Lupus can affect your blood counts, but your WBC is fine and your platelets are high normal. Your vitamin D is low, and I see you are taking Vitamin D. For the lymphocyte count, look at the normal values on the lab report. If your lympocytes are high or low, your doctor may be following them. I'm not worried by the numbers, but I can't read your doctor's mind. Why not ask? Best to you!

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Symptoms of lupus crisis?

Symptoms of lupus crisis?

It depends: The symptoms of a lupus flare depend on the exact organ systems involved and the extent of the involvement.

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What is main symptoms of lupus?

What is main symptoms of lupus?

Possible answer: Systemic symptoms are common. Fatigue, fever, and weight loss are typically present at some time during the course of the disease, occurring in 50 to 100 percent. Sometimes weight gain can occur from treatment w/prednisone, or kidney damage and salt retention. Lupus can affect a lot of organs such as the joints, mucus membranes, GI, lungs, heart, nerves, eyes, blood cells.

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What are some symptoms of lupus?

What are some symptoms of lupus?

See below: The symptoms of lupus are multiple and can't all be listed here. The more common problems include skin rashes, with the classic butterfly appearance of rash on the face, photosensitivity, joint pain and swelling, fevers, fatigue, mouth and nose sores, problems associated with the heart and lungs that can lead to chest pain and shortness of breath. Kidney problems that can be severe and many others.

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What are symptoms of lupus disease?

What are symptoms of lupus disease?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms.

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What are some symptoms of lupus desease?

What are some symptoms of lupus desease?

Many things: Lupus can effect any organ, so many symptoms are possible with lupus. The most common are general symptoms of fatigue, malaise, low grade fevers, joint pain, and then specific organ symptoms such as rash, hair loss, arthritis, mouth ulcers, chest pain, breathing problems, lupus can be a very difficult disease to diagnosis because it has so many potential symptoms and presentations.

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What are symptoms of non-specific lupus?

We don't use these: We don't use the term non-specific lupus. Your physican will evaluate you and possibly have you see a rheumatologist to clarify this.

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What are the symptoms of systemic lupus?  

What are the symptoms of systemic lupus?  

MULTI SYSTEM: Affects all organs of the body and need prednisone, antibiotics and immunosuppressants to treat.

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What are the symptoms if you're suffering from lupus?

Every one differs: Every person with lupus is unique. It is like snowflakes and it depends what you snowflake is. There are a variety symptoms and medical findings people with lupus can have. You can find information at the website of the Lupus Foundation, you can see what criteria are used for gathering information on people with lupus.

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What are the symptoms for lupus and can u have just the lupis trate?

What are the symptoms for lupus and can u have just the lupis trate?

Many Sx:: Lupus is both a clinical and laboratory diagnosis. I have many people with some labs indicating sle, but virtually no symptoms or findings suggestive of actual disease. V the attached figure has the cardinal potential problems clinically associated with active lupus. Even if a patient of mine has serologic lupus with no disease, a place them on generic plaquenyl at the appropriate dose.

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Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms.

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Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Indirectly: Stress can cause lupus to flare or lupus symptoms to worsen. However, stress by itself cannot cause to lupus to develop.

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Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus: Lupus it is an autoimune disease. Means you have antibodies attacking your own body structures. One of the downsize of this disease is that can affect adversely the pregnancy.If you are a woman, pregnant you should definetely should see a doctor. Typically it appears as a rash on your face in form of butterfly when you expose your face to sun. There is treatment to slow down the disease progression.

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What are the symptoms of discoid lupus?  

What are the symptoms of discoid lupus?  

Scarring rash: Lupus affects in the skin in discoid lupus and in some cases of sle. There is redness usually on the cheeks, nose, possibly ears and scalp. It can show broken blood vessels, depressed scars, and a purple border. Topical or injections of steroids are often helpful. In more severe case oral antimalarials are used.

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Will discoid lupus give you any symptoms?

Will discoid lupus give you any symptoms?

Skin only: Discoid involves skin only but 5 per cent have systemic lupus which can affect almost any organ with common involvement as arthritis, swelling, and in severe cases heart, lungs or kidney. S you must be monitored to rule out systemic involvement and minimize scarring and color changes on the skin.

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What are some signs and symptoms of lupus?

What are some signs and symptoms of lupus?

Fatigue, pain: This is a difficult question to answer since lupus has been associated with virtually every organ system, and can cause a multitude of symptoms. Of all the symptoms that are seen in lupus, fatigue and joint pain are the most common (but also are seen in many, many other conditions). The one symptom I find unique to lupus is photosensitivity: in form of rash or increasing fatigue.