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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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Does lupus cause chest pain?

Yes: It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can lupus make you have a burning sensation feeling in chest?

See details: If you are talking about heartburn, it is much more likely due to medications than to the underlying disease. ...Read more

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Is it common with sle lupus to get chest pains?

Yes: Yes. Chest pain in lupus can come from many different causes. Pleuritis, chest pain due to inflammation of the tissue surrounding the lung, is a diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients with lupus can also get indigestion, pneumonia, blood clots, heart disease etc. That also cause chest pain. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha ...Read more

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Started mtx meds for lupus - on 4th dose - had riling upper abdo pain - had to curl up on couch to get relief, on 5th dose - BP drop, queasy chest?

See details: The Methotrexate is likely causing the GI issues. Speak with the doctor who prescribed it. Switching to the subcutaneous form will likely resolve the GI issues. ...Read more

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My daughter started with pnumonia and now has chest pain and also a rash on her chest, could this be lupus?

My daughter started with pnumonia and now has chest pain and also a rash on her chest, could this be lupus?

Mgt: More information would be helpful and an inbox consultation may be booked. She may be experiencing a drug related allergic reaction. Has she been on antibiotics? Other possible causes include infection and pleuritic inflammation. ...Read more

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As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis?

As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis?

Inflamation: Pericarditis is inflamation of the sack around the heart. Pushing on your chest will not reproduce the pain. Some changes in position will. Costochondritis is inflamation in the chest wall. Applying pressure will cause the pain to increase. ...Read more

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I'm 37 female have chest pain when moving and in general feel poorly I have sle lupus id this part of its overall sysmtoms?

Lupus: If you have been formally diagnosed as having lupus by a physician, it is not unusual to have pleurisy and fatigue. Pleurisy is the inflammation of the lining of the lung, and can be quite painful. Treatment of the pleurisy follows treatment of your lupus. Your rheumatologist should be able to adjust your medications to reflect your worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Just Dx wit lupus have elev CRP. Upper left chest pains and upper left back. The pain is beginning on both sides and total upper back. Pneumonia?

Just Dx wit lupus have elev CRP. Upper left chest pains and upper left back. The pain is beginning on both sides and total upper back. Pneumonia?

Call rheuma: Since pleuritis from lupus may manifest in this manner and the elevated CRP suggests that the disease is active, you need to contact your rheumatologist ASaP ...Read more