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Pain in rib cage common with lupus?

Pain in rib cage common with lupus?

Sort of: The rib cage itself is not involved in lupus. However, pleurisy can cause chest pain that can be mistaken for rib cage pain. ...Read more

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Pain in rib cage common with lupus? Is this a symtpom

See below: Could be a sign a of pleurisy from lupus or other things, see your doctor to best determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Can lupus flare up make skull hurt as well as ribs, shins, arms. All bones?

Can lupus flare up make skull hurt as well as ribs, shins, arms. All bones?

See below: Not typically. You could have been vitamin d deficiency or fibromyalgia contributing to this. Let your rheumatologist know about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can affect the liver: tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, cholesterol meds, etc. If nothing is found they may want to image your liver. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray & CT (had d/t chest pain looking 4 pleurisy-i have lupus) sowed old rib fractures.Don't recall any trauma. Should i be concerned?

My chest X-ray & CT (had d/t chest pain looking 4 pleurisy-i have lupus) sowed old rib fractures.Don't recall any trauma. Should i be concerned?

Yes.: At age 29, with a history of lupus and old rib fractures, one should be evaluated for osteoporosis. If steroid has been used in your treatment, it can contribute to osteoporosis. You should discuss with your doctor whether or not bone density testing might be appropriate. ...Read more

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What could be causing my back and rib pain?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more