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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Spasticity Problems In Legs

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I have Lupus for last 2 years. My report shows Lupus anticogulant moderately present. I have a problem of Shivering leg and knee pain for many days. I?

I have Lupus for last 2 years. My report shows Lupus anticogulant moderately present. I have a problem of Shivering leg and knee pain for many days. I?

Well : Only your rheumatologist can interpret these lab test for you. Any new symptoms you've had require an in person evaluation by your primary care doctor internal medicine doctor your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more


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I am lupus patient. I am facing lower back pain problem and shivering leg for few last days. ?

I am lupus patient. I am facing lower back pain problem and shivering leg for few last days. ?

Not usually lupus: The symptoms you are having are not common in lupus. I would recommend looking at other possible causes instead of blaming it on lupus ...Read more

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Lupus and weak legs, related?

Lupus and weak legs, related?

possibly: Lupus can cause neuropathies which can result in weakness. It can also cause arthritic inflammation which an individual may perceive as weakness. ...Read more

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Is stinging in fingertips and lower leg a nervous system issue from lupus?

Is  stinging in fingertips and lower leg a nervous system issue from lupus?

Can be: Lupus can cause inflammation of the arteries and nerves called vasculitis. It is important to follow up with a rheumatologist to see if these symptoms correlate to lupus activity. ...Read more

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Brother has restless leg syndrome, and my sister has lupus. Could my leg pain be one of those?

Brother has restless leg syndrome, and my sister has lupus. Could my leg pain be one of those?

Sure: But you will not get it figured out on the internet if you are concerned enough then consultation with a doctor would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

Yes: Joint swelling and inflammation can occur with lupus. I would advise a consult with a rheumatologist if she is not already seeing one. ...Read more

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What does lupus rash on legs look like?

What does lupus rash on legs look like?

see details: It can take several forms. It is best to see a dermatologist if you are concerned. Do you actually have lupus or are you just concerned? ...Read more

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How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

All dvts are sreious: Deep vein thrombosis is always serious no matter what the cause and should be treated with anticoagulants. Dont know if you have lupus the disease or a lupus antibody which would make you more at risk of developing clots. If you have a hypercoaguable state(a tendency to form clots) you may have to stay on anticoagulants such as warfarin for your entire life. ...Read more

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I have lupus . With that ihave blood rash on my legs this is very painful .What can I do for relief?

Speak to doc: There is nothing you can do as mild otc creams are generally ineffective. Speak with your rheumatologist about medication options. ...Read more

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I have lupus. With that I have blood rash on my legs this is very painful. What can I do for relief?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down.  Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

Decrease inflammatio: Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation. Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ?Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more

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When I was 19 I was diagnosed with RA now this new dr says I don't and I don't have lupus either, my circulation feels as if it's cut off in my legs?

When I was 19 I was diagnosed with RA now this new dr says I don't and I don't have lupus either, my circulation feels as if it's cut off in my legs?

See vascular doctor: You may need to see a vascular doctor to check on your circulation. Having RA does not preclude you from having another illness. ...Read more

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Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Pain behind r knee for a month, worsens after extending leg/sitting and veins there are really visible. Could this be from my lupus or something else?

Not lupus: No it can't be lupus but it is obviously an issue with the knee or its supporting structures. The simple answer is to have the knee evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more