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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?

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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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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

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If not lupus or r.A., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?

If not lupus or r.A., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?

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 more

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Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

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

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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?

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 more

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I wore loosely fitted socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare, have SLE?

I wore loosely fitted socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare, have SLE?

Lupus flare: Lupus flare is diagnosed based on how you feel, doctor's exam and blood work as well. It is unlikely that what you are describing is a lupus flare. Best wishes ...Read more

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Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

See Rheumatologist: Your wife needs work up for autoimmune diseases. Sle will have other diagnosis features usually ANA positive and dsdna positive. ...Read more

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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and. Other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lupus (sle) in 1992. Polymyositis in 2006. Can my weak hip and shoulder be caused by these 2 ailments?

I was diagnosed with lupus (sle) in 1992. Polymyositis in 2006. Can my weak hip and shoulder be caused by these 2 ailments?

Yes: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I pop and crack--knees, neck, shoulder, hip, low back, and it is sometimes painful or brings upon soreness. Have lupus, but what could cause this?

I pop and crack--knees, neck, shoulder, hip, low back, and it is sometimes painful or brings upon soreness. Have lupus, but what could cause this?

JHS: 34yo fem. W. "pop & crack neck, shoulder, hip, low back" likely has Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Joint crepitations are common with this disorder. However the pain sometimes aroused in this patient is not usual with JHS. Widespread muscle spasm might be explanatory or another pathology might be involved. A Rheumatologist would be the best specialist to answer this patient's question. ...Read more

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Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times?

Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times?

Call doctor: This is something you must get advice from your rheumatologist. It is not a good idea to stop steroid on your own since uncontrolled inflammation from autoimmune diseases can lead to permanent organ damage. Call your doctor now. ...Read more

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Do I have lupus if parts of my face and such are swelling?

Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

Please be specific: Which part of the body is swelling? Your legs? Your joints? The treatment will depend on location and cause of it. ...Read more

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I have lupus and my wrist is swelling up and is very painful is there anything I can do to sooth it until I can see my dr.?

I have lupus and my wrist is swelling up and is very painful is there anything I can do to sooth it until I can see my dr.?

Try..: Try taking Aleve (naproxen), 275mg 3-4x per day. You should have already seen a rheumatology practitioner. Reschedule an appointment. A wrist injection could help. ...Read more

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I have lupus &i have a big bump in my nose that swelling what can I do?

I have lupus &i have a big bump in my nose that swelling what can I do?

See doctor asap: It could be an infection or another problem so if it is enlarging see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...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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I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?

I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?

Ankle edema: Swelling is an abnormal signal of the body - you should consult with your physician to find out what is causing it. You should be concerned - yes. ...Read more

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I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

Toe Swelling: There are many reasons a toe can be swollen. Tight shoes, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, for example, may all cause toes to be swollen and painful. An ingrown toenail may also become infected, which could also be very painful. Lupus, also, may cause swelling and pain. If wearing shoes that are wider and cause less pressure against the toes does no alleviate your problem, see a Podiatris ...Read more

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Sudden onset of severe joint pain stiffness and swelling In every joint Could it be lupus? Family history of lupus great-aunt, 2nd Cousin and others.

See doctor: Definitely see your doctor for an evaluation. Lupus is not the only condition that should be checked for. ...Read more

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What are the stages of Lupus? I have SLE and CNS. A lot of fluid retention lately and swelling. Actually the only thing good is my labs are all normal

Severity: Lupus has varying severity and manifestations. It can be active or inactive. We don't usually use the term "stages." What comes into question is the diagnosis of CNS lupus if your labs are truly normal. ANA lupus is rare given modern testing methods and with more severe lupus such as CNS lupus, one would expect positive dsDNA Ab and/or low C3, C4. Ask your doctor if that is your definite diagnosis ...Read more

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Have lupus sle, just started ab. Swelling and bloated very loose stools?

See rheumatologist: Your symptoms could be related to your lupus or you could have a second, unrelated problem. Be sure to see your pcp or rheumatologist promptly for a full history, physical exam, and needed laboratory or imaging studies. Treatment will depend upon making a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

I'm getting intermittent sudden sharp and sever pain in end of thumb, not always same thumb, no injury or swelling. I have lupus, so have joint pain?

Arthritis: Lupus is a cause of inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis in the thumbs can be positional and activity related, so certain things can cause sharp, intermittent pain. Get an x-ray of your hands to find out. Start by getting an evaluation from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What does mild swelling look like with barely to no pitting I have lupus and severe pain fevers and butterfly rash fatigue;lupus flare?

What does mild swelling look like with barely to no pitting I have lupus and severe pain fevers and butterfly rash fatigue;lupus flare?

Pitting not arthriti: Pitting is not arthritis but occurs with edema and fluid collection. This could be a lupus flare but depending on you medication, labooratory studies we can make a better diagnosis. Ask your rheumatologist to clarify the disease activity of you SLE. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with my body swelling so bad espy my hands. I have RA, lupus, fibermyalgia and H blood pressure. Cant do nthing for hrs n am?

I've been waking up with my body swelling so bad espy my hands. I have RA, lupus, fibermyalgia and H blood pressure. Cant do nthing for hrs n am?

Get a 2nd opinion!: From an integrative medicine doctor to review your history, look at some panels on glutathione, folate (folic acid) deficiency or demethylation issues, and possible Complement Food Antigen panel testing to see what is causing the extent of your AID (autoimmune diseases). This needs to be treated and determine the cause, not just having symptoms. You may surprise yourself what is found! Look in your city! ...Read more

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My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus. What should I do?

My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus. What should I do?

Not lupus!: Many people are diagnosed with lupus with positive anas and joint pain. Your son's presentation is quite atypical for sle. My instincts say he does not have sle, he is male and young, which in and of itself, quite rare. I suspect your son has not been seen by a doctor with rheumatology expertise. This is clearly not systemic lupus erythematosis. ...Read more