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With medical backgrnd. Could I have lupus?

With medical backgrnd. Could I have lupus?

There are many: Environmental factors propose with link to lupus but nothing specifically related to medical background to this date. ...Read more

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What medical tests are done to diagnose lupus?

What medical tests are done to diagnose lupus?

Many: Ana, double-stranded dna, smith antibody, rnp, ribosomal p, ssa, ssb, complement components. And cell bound complement activation products. These are some there are others it really depends on your evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for lupus iga?

What is the medical term for lupus iga?

Lupus anticoagulant: Lupus anticoagulant (LA) are a group of autoimmune antibodies directed against phospholipids in the body. The name is confusing because its name comes from lab tests used to detect it in blood samples since it prevents normal clotting outside of the body. LA actually increases risk for developing blood clots within blood vessels. IgA is one of several types of antibodies -others are IgM, IgG, IgE ...Read more

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Can a traumatic physical/medical event/incident be a cause of Lupus?

Flare: Lupus is not caused by a trauma however any type of trauma can lead to a lupus flare once the diagnosis is already established. Best wishes ...Read more

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Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia I believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?

Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia I believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?

Drastic change.: Lupus is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical exam, lab tests are only secondary. There are no lab tests for fibro, just tender points on exam. A skilled rheumatologist should have no trouble telling one from the other. If your lupus is in remission, your current doctor may only be seeing fibro (having both is common.) ask your doctor. Consider 2nd opinion with different rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm suddenly experiencing intense pain near my right shoulder blade that worsens when I move. I have Lupus. Should I seek medical attention?

I'm suddenly experiencing intense pain near my right shoulder blade that worsens when I move. I have Lupus. Should I seek medical attention?

I think So: Joint pains are part of the clinical syndrome of Lupus so I'm not surprised at your symptoms. Of course, there could be other reasons but I would let a medical professional make that call. ...Read more

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I hate my life and how I have to be afraid of my medical illness's at 27. Lupus. P.O.T.S. Now maybe lung disease! Yes u can see im anxious w/ my questions but I just want to be ok for once. Just ok.

I hate my life and how I have to be afraid of my medical illness's at 27. Lupus. P.O.T.S. Now maybe lung disease! Yes u can see im anxious w/ my questions but I just want to be ok for once. Just ok.

Find a therapist: Having chronic illness can put a lot of strain on a person and cause depression and anxiety. Feeling like you are always having some medical issue is very frustrating. Talk with your doctor about a referral to a good therapist. Finding better ways to manage your stress can help you manage your illness better as well. It won't make your disease go away, but may help you feel better! ...Read more

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If im on blood thinners for a pulmonary embolism and currently diagnosed with lupus what difficulties should I expect later down the line medically?

If im on blood thinners for a pulmonary embolism and currently diagnosed with lupus what difficulties should I expect later down the line medically?

It depends: It depends on whether you have a problems with increased clotting of blood that it frequently associated with lupus. The presence of a hypercoaguable state demands long term use of anticoagulant meds. ...Read more

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I'm desperate for a clear cut DX and treatment plan. I'm losing everything. My medical care has been all over. Dx'd with inflammatory polyarthritis of unknown origin first, then lupus, ra and as mentioned, now psa but it's not clear. Says Ana neg so not l

I'm desperate for a clear cut DX and treatment plan. I'm losing everything. My medical care has been all over. Dx'd with inflammatory polyarthritis of unknown origin first, then lupus, ra and as mentioned, now psa but it's not clear. Says Ana neg so not l

Arthralgias: If you like, I can take a history regarding your polyarthralgias, if that is indeed your chief complaint. I can also do a patient-guided physical. I can review the lab studies already performed, as well as any radiographic study reports. Let me know if you would like this kind of help from me. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more. Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

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Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and affects skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, blood and blood vessels. In lupus immune system makes antibodies to healthy cells causing inflammation leading to damage to organ or body system. Lupus is not contagious. It is not a cancer or related to hiv. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with ups and downs. With good care most can lead healthy life. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Autoimmunity: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies. Discoid lupus has a rash, not necessarily other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

It is: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. There are 4 forms: systemic, drug-induced, discoid, and subacute cutanenous. The lupus foundation's website has great educational material. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, blood vessels, brain. Treated with plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) antiinflammatories, other meds, and healthy habits like vaccines to prevent infections and exercise to stay fit. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

See details: Lupus is the name given to a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system become overactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. These tissues include skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart and nerves. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune collagen vascular disease. Can be cutaneous or systemic and is in the family of rheumatological disorders. ...Read more

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What is Lupus?

Lupus: It is a multi-system, chronic, inflammatory disorder that can primarily present as skin rash, shortness of breath, neuropathy or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Lupus: Hard to explain. Your own body produces antibodies against your own body. Causing multisystem/multiorgan disorders. Mostly affect the joints, skin, kidney, blood, nerves. May be prone to kidney disease, blood clots, and fatigue. Treatment is complex. This is when you really need to kow your doctor well. Females are more affected. Www. Lupus. Org. ...Read more

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Is lupus rare?

Yes: It occurs in about 1 in 700 Caucasian women and 1 in 300 African American women. ...Read more

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What causes lupus?  

What causes lupus?  

More than one reason: It is felt the lupus is the result of a combination of things some of which are not known. A combination of genetic wrists, environmental exposures, possible viral infections are all considered. There may be more than one cause of lupus. ...Read more

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Can men have lupus?

Yes: Lupus is an auto-immune disorder that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. Males and females can get lupus. Check out lupus. Org for more information. ...Read more

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Who all gets lupus?

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes.

Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together. ...Read more

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Can I fast in lupus?

See below: Without knowing your full history of lupus, I advise against it but your rheumatologist knows your more than we do. ...Read more

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Is Lupus reversible?

No: Lupus in all its various presentations is treatable but it is not curable nor reversible. In some cases, lupus may go into remission but if it does go into remission, it does so on its own and does not go into remission as a result of treatment. ...Read more

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Is lupus hereditary?  

Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more