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Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).  If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Because it works: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is the preferred drug for lupus nephritis because it is very effective and has much less risk than alternative meds. It does not cause significant elevations of BUN or creatinine. ...Read more

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I have lupus -but my doctor never checks me urine ;but she does a cbc, cmp, esr, complements, cpk, bun, and creatinine. Should i be concerned w/ no ua?

I have lupus -but my doctor never checks me urine ;but she does a cbc, cmp, esr, complements, cpk, bun, and creatinine. Should i be concerned w/ no ua?

Urine in lupus: Lupus is known to affect the kidneys, however, not in every patient. If there is a concern that your kidneys are affected, you doc should check your urine. It sounds she checks your kidney function by way of creatinine, so she monitors kidney function already. If you have any symptoms related to your kidneys - frequency, urgency, bloody/cloudy urine you need to bring them up to your doc. ...Read more

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High kidney funtion what does this mean? I also have lupus

High kidney funtion what does this mean? I also have lupus

Poor nomenclature. : "high kidney function", this could mean high BUN and creatnine seen on lab testing which suggests decreased kidney function and underlying kidney disease. While most kidney doctors have come to think in terms of estimated kidney function based on routine blood testing and then subsequently applying a calculation based on the blood tests to determine function, in this case that would be a good sign. ...Read more

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I'm from the state of Wyoming & have Lupus. My tests while living there were very high. Now live in Michigan & all come back Negative is this normal?

Unusual: However it is theoretically possible if you had far more sun exposure in Wyoming than in Michigan given that sunlight can induce LE. On the other hand, your problem may be from another autoimmune disease . If you are feeling well otherwise, no test is needed. But if you do have symptoms then I would suggest repeating the test in case there was a blood sample mix-up. ...Read more

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What could a high lymphocyte and low neutrpjils means if you have lupus?

Maybe nothing: These levels fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour, often with no obvious cause. They are never more than a small part of any medical puzzle ...Read more

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Do all patients with lupus have an elevated sedimation rate?

No: Lupus can be mild and/or well controlled in which case the sed rate may be quite normal. I noticed that you listed pregnancy as a condition (current?). During pregnancy the sed rate can be affected by situations related to the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with lupus. No doubt about it. But why Is my C3 elevated ?

C-3 compliment indicator of inflammation: C-3 compliment is an indicator of inflammation and is not always low in Lupus. Will you see you for compliment we also use complement activator components of C3 help clarify this. The compliment is only one component of the total evaluation of lupus patient ...Read more

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What does it mean if i have high lymph and low neutrophils and lupus?

What does it mean if i have high lymph and low neutrophils and lupus?

Check with your doc: Low neutrophils can be seen in many different conditions. Common things that cause neutropenia are infections and drugs. The drug listed in your history (hydroxychloroquin) can cause bone marrow suppression and neutropenia as a side effect. Also people with autoimmune disorders (lupus) can have autoimmune destruction of their white cells. ...Read more

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How can one with pmr get a sed rate of >100 but one with lupus & organ involvement have a sed rate not nearly as high?

How can one with pmr get a sed rate of >100 but one with lupus & organ involvement have a sed rate not nearly as high?

Good question: Sed rate is positive after a value of 30. The higher it is does not necessarily mean the greater the inflammation. Both these conditions create high sed rates. It's not so important what that means after it becomes positive. The part that is important is the "it's positive" part. ...Read more

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Wat is the meaning of high Ch50 in a lupus patient ? Blood counts are slighly low as usual, otherwise no problems. Thanks !

Wat is the meaning of high Ch50 in a lupus patient ? Blood counts are slighly low as usual, otherwise no problems. Thanks !

Not bad: Normal or high CH 50 is not an issue. Low CH 50 may indicate disease activity. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the statistics regarding 3 people in one immediate family being affected by lupus? Dr suspects my 16 yo (high ANA etc)-3rd in family

What are the statistics regarding 3 people in one immediate family being affected by lupus? Dr suspects my 16 yo  (high ANA etc)-3rd in family

Possibility increase: Because there is a hereditary componenet involved in systemic lupus, other family members may also be affected. However, close relatives of individuals with lupus may have a positive ANA without clinical disease. Your daughter needs an evaluation by a rheumatologist if she has not undergone one already. ...Read more