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Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Upper rgt chest swellng & dull ache-sinusitis-reoccurring heartburn-was just sick w lupus fl, bronchitis & flu-xray/us & mammo clear-wbc18 ER senthome?
Your WBC is high: A WBC of 18 is high. This could mean bacterial or viral infection or inflammation, or maybe you are taking Prednisone for your lupus. Prednisone or other steroids cause a high wbc. It sounds like you should check in with your rheumatologist as soon as possible. The swelling you describe needs to be examined by a doctor who knows you and your chronic health history. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Lupus dx. Wbc from 11 to 18. Trace blood and protein in urine-- feel weak, swollen chest nodes- chest xray/mammo/us all clear.. Bronchitis & sinusitis?
White count high: With the high white count we would think of the steroid therapy or an infection. People with lupus usually have a low white count. With your smoking you have a greater risk of infection and cardiovascular comorbidities that we see with lupus. You may need to have those lymph nodes looked at an even see an infectious disease specialist. Speak with your physician about that. ...Read more
37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?
Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feel great - incidental finding ANA 1:160 after acute sinusitis. Then had Anti-DNA, Ant-Smith, SSA/SSB, RNP, SCL-70, Centromere, and Thyroid labs all normal. Does this exclude autoimmune disorder?
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7+ days: Early sinusitis symptoms are indistinguishable from cold/ URI symptoms. Nasal congestion, stuffy, runny nose, post nasal drip, cough, sore throat, facial pressure or fullness. Usually, as cold symptoms resolve over 7-14 days, you feel better. If symptoms worsen, treatment which includes saline nasal spray, nasal corticosteroids, pain relievers and antibiotics (if needed), allergy control will help. ...Read more
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