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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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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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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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