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I've been having bloody mucus in stools for 2 months. Colonoscopy was negative. Would you get 2nd opinion? Taking 1000 mg cell cept daily for lupus

I've been having bloody mucus in stools for 2 months. Colonoscopy was negative. Would you get 2nd opinion? Taking 1000 mg cell cept daily for lupus

2nd opinion: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Have lupus cerebritis.Prednisolone over 2yrs.On ppitoo.Been constipated.Blackstools over 2years.Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain ?So

Have lupus cerebritis.Prednisolone over 2yrs.On ppitoo.Been constipated.Blackstools over 2years.Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain ?So

Go Get Seen: Black and/or bloody stools may indicate a serious condition. It is possible that long term steroids have left the stomach vulnerable and bleeding is occurring. Do not wait, be seen immediately. ...Read more

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

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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Can lupus cause malabsorption. I have lupus, and pots and a lot of weight loss sometimes yellow stool sometimes constipated but undigested food, I've lost a lot of weight. Many gastro tests no answer?

Lupus and gluten : Lupus is an autoimmune disease that many people think may be linked to intestinal imbalances. Wheat and gluten can make autoimmune diseases worse. Whether or not you are celiac you should try going off gluten for 2 - 3 months. ...Read more

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Tired Muscle twitches, blood in stool sometimes and in urine. Lost 20 lb in 18 months. All imaging and ultrasound are good. Doc thinks lupus? Correct?

What about labs?: Still insufficient information, your doctor would suspect lupus, s/he is correct, but still a suspicion till proven right, other pieces of clinical puzzle/picture need to be put together for the final picture (diagnosis) to show, wish you all the best ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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Can I have Lupus if my ANA is positive, tired is 1:320 homogeneous diffuse, but ENA panel is negative. I do have some s/s?

Can I have Lupus if my ANA is positive, tired is 1:320 homogeneous diffuse, but ENA panel is negative. I do have some s/s?

ANA 1:320: Not all autoimmune disease are totally differenciated into discrete diseases and also markers may appear over time, not initially . What was your double stranded DNA? Complement levels? Rheumatoid factor? Can get false positive ANA from RA, mono , Crohns, viral infection, thyroiditis(check TPO,), meds , silicon implants and 5% healthy. f/u w/ rheumatologist ...Read more

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I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?

I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle).  Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?

Maybe: Not particularly worries about von willebrands disease. You are in fact immunocompromised with lupus i suspect degree of control and current medications. Will help your rheumatologist arrive at recommendations to help you make a decision regarding risk. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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