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Lupus and hot flashes?

Lupus and hot flashes?

Possible.: Lupus is a tough disease to figure and this could certainly be a symptom of either disease or treatment. However, if you are 48 this could symptom of menopause as well. Might want to discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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I have had myasthenia gravis for 18yrs and systemic lupus for 2 yrs. For 6 months I have had most all of the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain, but with bleeding. I am 55 yrs w/ hot flashes. Help?

I have had myasthenia gravis for 18yrs and systemic lupus for 2 yrs. For 6 months I have had most all of the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain, but with  bleeding.  I am 55 yrs  w/ hot flashes.  Help?

See md asap: Assuming you mean vaginal bleeding, see gyn, to make sure you don't have a potentially serious uterine or ovarian problem (including cancer). If you mean rectal bleeding, see GI doc to check for colorectal issues, including inflammation, polyps, cancer. If you mean urinary bleeding, start with gyn, but may need urology evaluation. ...Read more

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Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

Could UCTD  with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself. ...Read more

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+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?

+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?

What is the question: If you are asking whether your doctor is right, have no way of knowing. If not satisfied with their explanations you always get a second opinion. If you so desire, see a rheumatologist. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and I have elevated live enzymes but my thyroid is fine?

I get hot flashes and I have elevated live enzymes but my thyroid is fine?

Check other organs: Hot flashes and elevated liver enzymes can sometimes happen with autoimmune thyroiditis but this will be a sort of an atypical finding. Best if you talk with your pcp regarding possible need for referral to a rheumatologist, if he or she suspect an underlying rheumatological disease such as lupus or other type of connective tissue disease. Excess weight (if present) can cause high liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What causes flushing and hot flashes in the face and hands?

What causes flushing and hot flashes in the face and hands?

Flushing: many thing: The main causes are hot flashes, hyperthyroidism, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder. Other causes include morphine withdrawal, and menopause. Also in the list are emphysema, a gastric or pancreatic tumor, anaphylaxis, lupus, sotos syndrome, and woodhouse-sakati syndrome. Obviously you need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to rule out physical causes and if you have a psychiatric cause make an appointment with a psychiatrist and psychologist. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen eyelids, and I have joint pain and faint butterfly rash and fatigue,hot flashes should I be worried that this is a flare ,SLE?

I wake up with swollen eyelids, and I have joint pain and faint butterfly rash and fatigue,hot flashes should I be worried that this is a flare ,SLE?

SLE: Diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus is a tricky proposition. The symptoms you describe have a wide range of causes. SLE can sometimes present with a rash, swollen eyelids and joint pain but these symptoms alone do not necessarily indicate SLE as the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause low t3, hypoglycemia, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, weakness, jaundice in hands, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, numbness, bradycardia ?

What can cause low t3, hypoglycemia, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, weakness, jaundice in hands, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, numbness, bradycardia ?

Sounds complex: This is a perfect question for HealthTap Prime, cuz each of these Sx need follow-up questions. 1st, low T3 but what's the free T4? Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis is associated w/ hypothyroidism. Do u have diabetes? Adrenal gland being affected? U seem to have some autoimmune phenomenon including jaundice (hepatitis). Does lupus run in ur family? Very strange mix of symptoms. Talk 2 a doc for Diagn ...Read more

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How do I know that I am having hot flashes because I am getting colder as I am getting older?

How do I know that I am having hot flashes because I am getting colder as I am getting older?

Warmer times: Sometimes our hot flashes seem like volcanic hot eruptions with flushing & sweats. Other times our hot flashes are more gentle warm periods when we're dressed in tee-shirts & shorts while everyone else is bundled up for winter. What's your baseline? You may be having hot flashes when you are feeling warmer than whatever's normal for *you*. ...Read more

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Dr. Murray Freedman
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are extremely common as women approach menopause. These are in some way related to a decrease in estrogen production which causes instability of the 'thermoregulatory' centers in the brain. They can be debilitating, and they can ...Read more