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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Can lupus lesions be located in the armpit? Looking red and inflamed, raised, and sour smelling? Thought it was yeast but cream didn't seem to help.

Can lupus lesions be located in the armpit? Looking red and inflamed, raised, and sour smelling? Thought it was yeast but cream didn't seem to help.

Lupus is less likely: Lupus is less likely. If anti fungal cream did not help, I recommend you to see a doctor for further evaluation. It might be bacterial infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Intermittent armpit & groin pain (increasing in intensity), fatigue, night sweats, nausea. Could this be part of my lupus? Haven't had this before.

Possible: Lupus can present itself in so many ways, one probably needs to consider it guilty until proven otherwise. I would recommend that you call your rheumatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What drugs do I use for lumps n discolouration and bald patches when diagnosed with discoid lupus? Am on methyl predisolone at the moment n not working

Chronic changes: Discoid lupus can heal but it can take a long time - weeks to months because the skin has been injured. It is hard to be patient. Talk to your dermatologist about topical medications and oral medications to help bring your skin condition under control. Steroid injections into the skin are also helpful. ...Read more

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Have lupus & noticed about two weeks ago venous stasis very dark pigmentation on both ankles & swollen with lump on right calf is this serious?

Have lupus & noticed about two weeks ago venous stasis very dark pigmentation on both ankles & swollen with lump on right calf is this serious?

Stasis: Sounds like you are headed for chronic venous stasis. You need to be fitted for compression hose to fight the gravity forces. This should help or a pnuematic one can be ordered. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the right side of my neck I had cervical cancer 2 years ago and still on methotrexate 8 tables once a week I also have systemic lupus?

Get it evaluated: Then get it evaluated. You will likely need a ct scan of the neck as a first step unless the physical exam makes it unnecessary. ...Read more

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Female 47, lupus/sjogren syndrome. Recently found out that I've a mass the size of dollar piece. With flank pain/tinging pain in the groin area?

Female 47, lupus/sjogren syndrome. Recently found out that I've a mass the size of dollar piece. With flank pain/tinging pain in the groin area?

Check it out: It may be that this is an enlarged lymph node which is common in lupus/Sjogren syndrome due to the hyperactive immune system. Still you need to check this out with your local physician in case you need further work up. ...Read more

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I had 3 dr say a red inflaimed lump on face look like lupus. Ana came back negative I'm tired joint muscle pain depressed get mood swings it comes goe?

I had 3 dr say a red inflaimed lump on face look like lupus. Ana came back negative I'm tired joint muscle pain depressed get mood swings it comes goe?

See specialists: See rheumatologist for lupus. Do you have butterfly like redness across nose n eyes? See dermatologist because a bad skin infection on your face can give you some of those symptoms. ...Read more

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I have Lupus, and my left arm is numb and tingly and cold. What could this be?

I have Lupus, and my left arm is numb and tingly and cold. What could this be?

More information req: Lupus can certainly cause many things including neuropathy. However unilateral neuropathy of an arm is unusual and other causes such as cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc. I think it is important to discuss with your primary care or rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?

So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?

See below: Other possibilities besides lupus include multiple sclerosis. You may need to see both a rheumatologist and a neurologist to determine what exactly is going on. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My back chest & arm is in severe pain. My shoulderblade is swollen chest is tender to touch and I have lupus just found out no meds do I go to the er?

Probably Should: Lupus can cause cardiac complications which might possible explain some of your chest pain. Will probably need an ekg and chest x-ray with some other blood tests. ...Read more

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I have lupus fibermyalgia RA my hands and arm feel like there on fire hands swelling and muscles hurt. Could it be from any of my illnesses?

Absolutely: Your swelling could be due to the RA, which would also cause pain in the joints. Fibromyalgia can cause diffuse pain anywhere in the body. Make sure you are followed by a rheumatologist who can help get these symptoms under control. I would also suggest extra vitamin D (5000 units of D3 daily). Studies suggest that higher amounts my decrease the frequency and severity of flare-ups. ...Read more

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