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Can lupus cause drop foot?

Can lupus cause drop foot?

Yes!: You must have vasculitis on going supplying blood the the nerve (vasa vasorum). The are several nerves in the lower extremity that can be compromised in cause foot drop. Very rare, however. Clearly the most common cause of foot drop is peroneal palsy or an s1 back, nerve foot compression. ...Read more

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Lupus + swollem left foot.?

Lupus + swollem left foot.?

Need more info: Your question is a little confusing; more information and medical history is needed. Lupus can sometime cause swelling in the left foot but not all left foot swelling is due to lupus. ...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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Burning heel pain in both feet. Have Lupus too,?

Burning heel pain in both feet.  Have Lupus too,?

Heel pain: If I want to take a guess with this little information I would say you might suffer from Plantar fasciitis, the inflammation of heel Tendon, but there are other possible causes too, please see your provider for further evaluation. Heel pain is not uncommon in Lupus. ...Read more

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My foot is turning purple but theres no pain i have lupus can it be from retaining water?

Not water retension: Most likely due to Raynauds phenomenon. This is common with lupus and involves small blood vessels. Avoid cold and tobacco ...Read more

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Now that I have lupus under control i want to go to podiestrist for a few thickened toenails and extremely dry calloused feet- but feel embarrest to have this issue at 27;i think it started in college?

Podiatrist: Podiatrists are well-trained to help people with all kinds of foot ailments, and have seen them in all stages of severity. Please don't wait any longer to see someone for help with your problem. I am sure a podiatrist in your community will be glad to assist you, and can help you feel better. Please propel yourself past your embarrassment -- you can bring someone along for support, if it helps. ...Read more

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Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus. ?

The question?: If you are asking about the treatment option, her rheumatologist would be in the best position to give the answers. Fortunately most LE cases can be controlled. This is a rather unusual presentation for Lupus and thus the diagnosis should be confirmed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?

Jus dx w/lupus. I have a burning sensation from foot up to leg and sort of feels cool when I rub the painful leg. Any idea if I'm heading for a flare?

Depends on your data: This depends on the database to diagnose your lupus. These symptoms suggest neurologic issues but you need to discuss with your physician and your rheumatologist. It could also be soft tissue rheumatism. This may not signal a flare at al. Your physician can guide you ...Read more

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I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

I have lupus and my feet , ankles , knees and fingers hurt so bad?

see Rheumatology: Lupus can be very difficult to live with depending on the severity of your disease, but with close rheumatological supervision and treatment, it may be able to be controlled more appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Aren't throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Aren't throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

No: However, painful feet may be secondary to arthritic inflammation or a neuropathy associated with lupus. Simple tests for kidney function would answer your question definitively. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Can you tell me: are throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

Depends: Painful feet can be due to arthritis or nerve damage in lupus. If kidney failure is severe, it can cause burning and tingling of feet. Check with your rheumatologist- kidney function and serum activity of lupus. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily"  when they are red/hot.

Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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