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Lupus And Tooth Implants
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?
I have Lupus. Yesterday I went to the dentist for an extraction on a decayed and infected tooth. Today my pain is very severe ?
I've never had a cavity and always take great care of my teeth. Now I have lupus, got gum swelling and lost a back tooth.Could lupus be the cause?
Possibly, but rare: It sounds more like periodontal disease. You state that you take great care of your teeth and never had a cavity. That is great, but you did not state whether or not you see a dentist regularly. If you do not then the swelling gums and lost tooth is most likely due to periodontal disease and not lupus. If you see a dentist regularly then go to see him/her and get this checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am reading up on getting saline breast implants but I have lupus. Have had it many years. Not many flares. Is it unsafe?
Lupus: Breast implants should not effect your condition, however, your condition can effect your surgery. Depending on how stable your lupus is and how you are managed may be important to insure you have the best possible result. You will need to discuss your situation with your surgeon and also the doctor who manages your lupus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been sick for 14 yrs. Is it lupus? Fatigue, weightloss, anaemia, rash on face, atrial fibrilation, decayed teeth, hair loss, fever, rundown.
Depends: If you have been on steroids recently for flare ups of sle, it could lead to post operative complications. Also, there is always a chance that there may be a latent cardiac problem that will only become apparent when you are under stress, like during a surgery. I would see and oral surgeon, and have him/her work with your physician to manage your case safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have sle lupus have for past 5 days feeling general unwell, tired, sore, nauous, headache and teeth pain no change in lifestyle or meds?
Flare: Your having a flare, this is a period of time when sle. Is acting up causing multiple system to react unfavorable to the immunities ponce of the body. Usually these flares will subside but come back. There is no cure but the treatments are getting better for this disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poor posture/tense when asleep/grind my teeth at night /possible lupus or depression/Slightly low iron how to determine cause of fatigue/Weakness?
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