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Lupus Cause Hip Swelling And Pain
I have been having extreme hip, knee and ankle pain but no swelling. my daughter has lupus and I have been tested 4 times but my blood work comes back?
Varies: There are a lot of potential causes; usually it is some structural problem in these areas, or a radicular pain from a "pinched nerve" in the back, or an inflammatory condition. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion if they are having trouble coming up with a diagnosis. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
What could cause tiny black specs to appear on my fingertips? I have lupus and recent increase in swelling and tingly fingertips on one side.
Vasculitis: Small black spots on you finger tips could represent necrotic areas due to tissue damage to small blood vessels; either from inflammation of the blood vessels or from emboli (small blood clots originating in an other area of the body). This symptom requires immediate attention from a physician. ...Read more
Seronegative : Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are joint diseases which affect the spine and peripheral joints that are negative for rheumatoid factor. There are several of these including reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist can sort out which one and get you appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A common symptom of sle is arthritis or joint pain and swelling which can involve just one hand. Usually there will be other symptoms as well such malar rash (red rash over the cheeks), increased sensitivity to sun, possibly hair loss and rash on the body, hands or knuckles or scalp. ...Read more
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 3 more doctor answers