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Lupus Symptoms Chapped Lips
Lupus currently inactive- I get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?
Consult rheumatologi: Lupus usually causes mouth ulcers, not genital or nose ulcers. You probably have another disease that causes genital ulcers/nose ulcers. Conult your rheumatologistSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some tracts of lupus and another autoimmune disease. I've been feeling stiff neck and jaw, and my head ache. Is that symptoms of the disease?
No: The symptoms you describe are unrelated to lupus or any autoimmune disease.
How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?
Hard to tell: Hard to tell by just looking at lesions. But mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. Http://www. Mollysfund. Org/2015/04/mouth-sores-lupus/ Moot point. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds and await work up.
Have lupus. Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg (head fog, pleuritic chest pain, body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx. True?
Rheumatologist: Prednisone dose of 5 mgs or less is a low dose and since you're having pleuritic pain and other discomfort, your lupus may not be controlled. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you.
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.See 9 more doctor answers
YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc. Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist?See 9 more doctor answers
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Ask Dr or dentist: I'll provide 2 links w/ good info - but do have a pro look to be sure it's not something else. Both websites have suggestions for overall care too. I hope they help. Https://healthunlocked. Com/lupusuk/posts/148688/topic-of-the-month-february-coping-with-mouth-ulcers and http://www. Lupus. Org/resources/15-questions-oral-issues-with-lupus best wishes!
I have a venous lake on my lower lip. I also have Lupus and was told lasers are not an option. What are your thoughts on that, and other options?
Lip venous lake: Yes Laser Tx first. If happy than great. If unhappy excision can always be offered....
Have SLE lately I've been able to taste perfume. It makes my tongue and lips tingle. I get very nauseous and migraine. Is lupus possible cause?
Recommend: You have blood test to determine disease activity and neurological work up to make sure lupus not affecting the brain!
I suffer from lupus and a few other auto immune disorders. Would this explain why every so often my upper lip gets a little swollen and sore?
It could explain why: Or totally unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a19 year old female, recovering from kidney problem (lupus nephritis) caused by sle. I am under medication and improving, but my face, skin and lips are pale and anemic. Why could it be?
See below: Could be from sle- your rheumatologist should be able to help.See 2 more doctor answers
Where do lupus sores typically occur? I have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. Not at same time ANA 1:640
Lupus sores: Ulcerations (sores) can occur on any mucus membrane which is the entire GI tract as well as vaginal tract. The ANA is high would seek medical attention from rheumatologist because may be flare and only proper lupus treatment will resolve the ulcers. Check for concommitant herpes I infection (treat w/ acyclovir), check TSH, Gargling/swishing with salt water 2-3x/day may limit added infection
Severe joint/muscle pain 9 mth now have sores in nose and lips with slight rash on nose. Rheum won't diagnose lupus due to only pos ANA. I'm suffering?
There: Are established needed criteria for SLE. Must exclude other causes like thyroid, fit. D deficit or FM.
2 months ago had sex w lady w lupus. Used condom. No oral sex but, she'd also bite my lip. Vag fluid on hands. Might have touched my eye. I've been feeling achy last 2 days. Is this likely from being run-down or HIV? I've been out last 4 nights.
Lupus not contagious: If you haven't had your 8 hours of sleep the last 4 nights, you have good reason to be tired!
Why do u think my md still suspects sjogrens vs lupus (ana 1:640, negative lip biopsy, raynauds, fatigue, photosens, rashes, jt/muscle pain, sicca?
Undifferentiated CTD: Clinical presenation can be classified as an undifferentiated connective tissue disease (uctd). Likely not primary sjogren's since lip biopsy (usually gold standard for diagnosis of sjogren's) was negative. Would recommend additional evaluation including specific antibodies such as dsdna and ena. Also would recommend rheumatology consult.See 1 more doctor answer
Lupus: This is a possibility due to the generalized inflammation that SLE can cause
Would lymphoma cause like just one or 2 palpable nodes or like many through out neck and head? Or if all over would it be more like lupus?
Dx = biopsy or...: You cannot determine to cause of lymph nodes without a clinical context (eg, they resolve on own or are enlarged from infection) or a lymph node biopsy. The differential diagnosis spans a-to-z -- http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext.See 1 more doctor answer