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Lupus Rib Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lumps thighs hips ribs belly. Bx from thigh shows angiolipoma. Could they all b this? Path not backr/t autoimmune? Seeing rheum.? Ra vs lupus.
See below: Yes they can potentially be lipomas---some people can have several. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus ANA homogenous 1:649, speckled 1:120. Chronic flares pain. Mainly chest region. Pain disturbs function daily! Could this be 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
My daughter started with pnumonia and now has chest pain and also a rash on her chest, could this be lupus?
As a lupus patient who has a lot of chest pain, how do I tell the difference between pericarditis and costochondritis?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers