Doctor insights on:
Lupus Periorbital Edema Head Trauma
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Possible causes: Sleeping on a material that you allergic to, sleeping on the side with the problem and thyroid disease. ...Read more
It can be: Periorbital edema can be one of the initial symptoms of nephrotic syndrome, but it is always accompanied by edema in other parts of the body (legs, chest, abdomen, etc). The diagnosis is made by checking the amount of proteins that are being excreted in the urine, as well as blood tests that measure the protein (albumin) levels. The exact cause should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Expected condition: Nephrosis means a loss of protein in the urine; protein normally helps fluid stay in the blood vessels, but when blood protein (mostly albumin) is low, fluid leaks out into the soft tissues. Periorbital edema is commonly noted in this setting, particularly after lying down for several hours. Effective treatment of the cause of nephrosis usually resolves this issue. ...Read more
Graves pt. Rai 2 years ago. Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcs for two months. Periorbital edema severe. From hypothyroidism? Blood work normal.
Graves' Orbitopathy: Graves' orbitopathy can occur before, after or at the same time as development of autoimmune hyperthyroidism. It's activity is unrelated to your thyroid level and its course is episodic. If you have swelling, it may mean you have active inflammation in your orbit. You should see an oculoplastic surgeon to be evaluated for oral steroids. This can stem some of the damage from active inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have joint pain, edema, sun rash, headaches, fatigue. All lupus tests - except Ro/SS-A was +. My rheum. said a type of skin lupus. What kind is it?
Now I have a rash on my face it burns ANA 1/250 or something joint pain swelling omg is this lupus reality is sinking in dr appt mon abt labs and stuf?
Possibly: From your description, lupus is certainly a possibility. ...Read more
Chronic joint pain/swelling, numbness, fatigue, migraines, mouth sores, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, pain when breathing, nausea. Lupus?
Or something else: Lupus and other connective tissue diseases can share these symptoms. Infection followed by malignancy are less likely but not impossible. Either way, you as a 25 year old female should see a rheumatologist, or alternatively internist if rheum is not readily available. Early treatment is advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas
Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more
See details: I am not sure I have any idea what you are asking. However, the onset of lupus is not caused by trauma as a rule. ...Read more
I've heard that if you carry a lupus gene, that it takes a major trauma to make it start attacking your body. Is this true? Where can I find the info?
Not really: There is no identified one 'lupus gene'. Of the many genetic tendencies, none of them make you 100% get lupus. Also, there is no evidence of traumatic events causing lupus. Lupus is an immune system issue and sometimes a preceding infection can be seen prior to symptom onset, but not most of the time. ...Read more
I have full body edema and symptoms of lupus but tests are negative. RA tests neg, too. what else could this be? Joint pain as well. She 34. No meds.
Needs treatment: Total body edema is caused by excess salt retention by the kidneys and can be seen in certain disorders of the kidney, heart, or liver. All 3 need evaluation and you should limit salt intake severely. Your doctor will very likely need to prescribe one or more diuretics. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Periorbital edema
- What are the causes of periorbital edema?
- Periorbital edema allergic reaction
- Allergic periorbital edema
- Thyroid periorbital edema
- Remedies for periorbital edema
- Alternative treatments for periorbital edema
- Bilateral periorbital edema
- Periorbital edema kidney