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What does lupus (sle) pain feel like?

What does lupus (sle) pain feel like?

Highly variable: Lupus can cause pain many different ways most commonly through causing inflammation of joints, blood vessel, nerves, and internal organs. ...Read more

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What does fibromyalgia feel like exactly?

What does fibromyalgia feel like exactly?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome much like arthritis, but it is of the muscles not the joints. The pain is constant and has flares where it is much worse. Usually, these flares are brought on by over exertion or stress and depletion of cortisol levels. There are many trigger points of pain on the body that help with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. These can be mapped out on most patients. ...Read more

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What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

Each person differen: t one time it is said there are 1400 different types of lupus. It can be skin, blood vessel inflammation, mucus membranes, brain, lungs, heart, kidney and a variety of laboratory tests from a + ANA, antinuclear antibody, low blood counts, urine protein and casts, etc. Your physicians can help you or have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have gingivitis if they have dry mouth. ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick! ...Read more

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Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash.. What should I do? Tests?

Pos ana-- lupus symptoms but more celiac with bloating, blister like skin rash.. What should I do?  Tests?

What has been done: To answer your physician needs to know what has been done. The questions you ask can be clarified by your laboratory studies. Because a positive ANA is a beginning and as you ask more tests are necessary. You and your physician can best approach this by looking at what test you have now and what test you need later. ...Read more

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Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could i have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma

Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could i have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma

See below: Your doctor will have to interpret the ANA in context to your symptoms. With you having a family history of autoimmune disease, you are at increased risk for developing one. However; false positive ANA can occur and we also know that a person who has family history of autoimmune disease may test positive for ana, but may never develop an autoimmune disease. It would be best to see a rheum dr. ...Read more

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1280 ANA, -ENA and compliments. lupus symptoms, but rheum said no lupus because I have Blau Syndrome, rare autoinflammatory, doesn't cause ANA. Help!

1280 ANA, -ENA and compliments. lupus symptoms, but rheum said no lupus because I have Blau Syndrome, rare autoinflammatory, doesn't cause ANA. Help!

Talk to your MD: Blau syndrome, systemic granulomatous syndrome, is a rare autoimmune disease affecting many organs. It can simulate, at least initially, other autoimmune diseases. There is effective treatment for most patients with the disease. Either talk with your rheumatologist or go to a tertiary medical center. ...Read more

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What does fibromyalgia feel like?

What does fibromyalgia feel like?

Widespread pain: Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain with defined localized tender areas both above and below the waist and on both the left and right sides of the body. Tenderness is often accompanied by tingling or numbness in the limbs. Other symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep, sometimes depression, irritable bowel, jaw pain, and other symptoms. A physician can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does arthritis feel like?

What does arthritis feel like?

Pain: Painful, crepitus swollen joints. Deformity possible.

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What is lupus emphysema? And can lupus have systums that look like emphysema

What is lupus emphysema? And can lupus  have systums that look like emphysema

May be confusion?: Lupus can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways, but I am not clear what is meant by this phrase "lupus emphysema" and suspect that there may be a misunderstanding here. Lupus can be associated with inflammatory reactions of the lung tissue or lining of the lung, lung scarring ("fibrosis"), or diaphragm. A consultation with a pulmonologist (lung specialist) may be needed to clarify. ...Read more

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What chronic/autoimmune/genetic diseases have flare-ups like Lupus?

What chronic/autoimmune/genetic diseases have flare-ups like Lupus?

Many: There are many that can have flares. That is a hard question to answer if you are looking for a diagnosis based on just having a flare...? ...Read more

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How do you r/o lupus (sle & discoid), fibromylagia, polymyositis, and sjogren's syndrome from each other? What other tests can we do?

How do you r/o lupus (sle & discoid), fibromylagia, polymyositis, and sjogren's syndrome from each other? 
What other tests can we do?

Too complicated.: These diseases are difficult to distinguish at times and often require observation and repeated testing over time. The biggest clue is the clinical symptoms and lab testing provides confirmatory support. If you do not have significant symptoms, there may not be any more testing you need to do at this time. ...Read more

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Why do some doctors say lupus sle is a terminal disease?

SLE: All diseases are terminal....In fact, life is terminal. Whichever doctor tells you that lupus is a terminal disease.....Well, i would get a new doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of ulcers does people with lupus get?

What kind of ulcers does people with lupus get?

Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). As far as leg or finger ulcers, that would usually only occur with either severe raynaud's phenomenon or with a serious complication called vasculitis. ...Read more

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What does myositis feel like?

What does myositis feel like?

Diffuse muscle aches: Usually it is a diffuse aching of the muscles in many parts of your body. ...Read more

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Please answer! what other systems does lupus nephritis affect?

Please answer! what other systems does lupus nephritis affect?

Lupus nephritis: Lupus nephritis affects only the kidney, that's why it is called nephritis. Lupus can affect other parts of the body apart from the kidneys. For a more detailed answer go to this link: http://www.Lupusnsw.Org.Au/lupus/signs-and-symptoms-of-lupus/57-how-does-lupus-affect-the-body. ...Read more

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My mom might have lupus. Does lupus kill you?

Sometimes: Lupus patients die from infections(usually taking a lot of steroids), kidney disease, and brain disease but the disease usually slows down after 40. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are your experiences with methotrexate / how does it feel like?

Doctors, what are your experiences with methotrexate / how does it feel like?

Very good drug.: Mtx tabs are 2.5mg. Taken orally, they are in the gut @600x that will be in the blood strea. Absorption is variable-40-90%. Then to the liver which sees 400x that which will be diluted out. None of these are significant issues when given by a weekly subcutaneous injection. Mtx is a valuable drug for inflammatory arthritis, psoriasis, and many autoimmune diseases. I only gibe it subcu! ...Read more

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What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

Similar: "lupus-like syndrome" is a term applied to illnesses that may share many features of lupus (rash, sensitivity to sun, arthritis, chest pain, fatigue) but occurs in the setting of using certain other medications, cancers, or infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus usually has no identifiable trigger and requires a certain number of features be present to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is lupus like aids? 

Is lupus like aids? 

Not infectionq: Lupusis not an infection. It is autoimmune disease that the body causes inflammation in the joints, skin and other organs. It intreated with anti-inflammatory drugs, not drugs for retrovirus. Lupus patients can live a long time and the disease can burn itself out. ...Read more

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What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

Each person differen: t one time it is said there are 1400 different types of lupus. It can be skin, blood vessel inflammation, mucus membranes, brain, lungs, heart, kidney and a variety of laboratory tests from a + ANA, antinuclear antibody, low blood counts, urine protein and casts, etc. Your physicians can help you or have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My mum has lupus and IV been tested and tould I have factor five lyroid what is a diffent type to my mum i would like to no bout it please help?

Lupus: Sorry but your question is confusing. I assume u r asking about factor 5 leiden deficiency. Factor v leiden (fak-tur five lide-n) is a mutation of one of the clotting factors in the blood called factor v. This mutation can increase your chance of developing abnormal blood clots (thrombophilia), usually in your veins. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Recently diagnosis with lupus  diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms?  My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more. Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

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Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and affects skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs , brain , blood and blood vessels . In lupus immune system makes antibodies to healthy cells causing inflammation leading to damage to organ or body system .Lupus is not contagious.It is not a cancer or related to hiv. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with ups and downs. With good care most can lead healthy life. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Autoimmunity: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies. Discoid lupus has a rash, not necessarily other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

It is: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. There are 4 forms: systemic, drug-induced, discoid, and subacute cutanenous. The lupus foundation's website has great educational material. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, blood vessels, brain. Treated with plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) antiinflammatories, other meds, and healthy habits like vaccines to prevent infections and exercise to stay fit. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

See details: Lupus is the name given to a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system become overactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. These tissues include skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart and nerves. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune collagen vascular disease. Can be cutaneous or systemic and is in the family of rheumatological disorders. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Systemic lupus: SLE is a very specific disease of the immune system. It can affect any organ in the body and usually at least two organs, not always at the same time. Unfortunately the test used to screen for lupus, the ANA, is very sensitive and is positive in many more people without lupus than with lupus. For more information see the excellent website https://www.hopkinslupus.org/lupus-info/ ...Read more

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What is Lupus?

Lupus: It is a multi-system, chronic, inflammatory disorder that can primarily present as skin rash, shortness of breath, neuropathy or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is lupus ?

Lupus: Hard to explain. Your own body produces antibodies against your own body. Causing multisystem/multiorgan disorders. Mostly affect the joints, skin, kidney, blood, nerves. May be prone to kidney disease, blood clots, and fatigue. Treatment is complex. This is when you really need to kow your doctor well. Females are more affected. www.lupus.org. ...Read more

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