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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?

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 rheumatologist ...Read more

Chapped Lips (Definition)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, ...Read more


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How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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.....?

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 more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

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? ...Read more

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Bluish lips, do I have lupus?

Bluish lips, do I have lupus?

See below: Not typically---other conditions can do this---see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause blue lips?

Can lupus cause blue lips?

Maybe: Blue lips are usually related to a reduced blood oxygen level. If you have raynauds, this could be a cause. Lupus itself should not cause blue lips unless issues like major cardiac or pulmonary involvement is present. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lupus sore on lips. What medication can I put on it?

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
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http://www. Lupus. Org/resources/15-questions-oral-issues-with-lupus
best wishes! ...Read more

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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?

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! ...Read more

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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

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 ...Read more

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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.

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! Also, if your partner was HIV positive, spread is unlikely via saliva with lip injury and or transfer from hands to the conjuncitiva of your eye. Also, AIDS symptoms are delayed months or years from date of contracting the virus. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick! ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have gingivitis if they have dry mouth. ...Read more

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My son-in-law has lupus and he gets extreme discomfort in the neck and head. It feels like fluid. Is there any way to relieve that pain?

My son-in-law has lupus and he gets extreme discomfort in the neck and head. It feels like fluid. Is there any way to relieve that pain?

Who feels fluid?: Do you mean you feel his head and neck and you feel something like fluid and swelling, or he feels like there is fluid inside his head? Lupus can cause a lot of funny symptoms--his doctor can suggest something to help. If he has actual swelling, he needs to be checked. ...Read more

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22 y/o f w/ lupus. What could cause a bad headache and series of uncontrolled head jerking episodes? I was in class and didn't know what to do.

22 y/o f w/ lupus. What could cause a bad headache and series of uncontrolled head jerking episodes? I was in class and didn't know what to do.

See below: If you have lupus, I would be concerned about seizure or it could be a side effect from zofran (ondansetron) that you are taking. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in my head, neck and back.

I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in my head, neck and back.

See ortho: I presume you are already under the care of a rheumatologist. If you cannot get an answer from him, either get a 2nd opinion or consult an orthopedist. Having autoimmune disorders does not preclude you from getting the usually bone issues. ...Read more

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I just found out I have lupus, I've been a smoker now im quitting I've had sharp pains in my head that come and go. No high BP tho. Casoconstriction?

I just found out I have lupus, I've been a smoker now im quitting I've had sharp pains in my head that come and go. No high BP tho. Casoconstriction?

Doctor can evaluate: Lupus patients may get infections (because their immune systems are not working properly), and they can get vasculitis (their immune systems cause damage to their blood vessels). That means symptoms such as worrisome headaches need to be evaluated by a doctor, to see if there is something being caused or worsened by the lupus. ...Read more

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I've suffered w/ ophthalmic migraines for years since diagnosed w/ lupus. I had 1 a week ago & I still feel pressure on my head for a week now, why?

I've suffered w/ ophthalmic migraines for years since diagnosed w/ lupus. I had 1 a week ago & I still feel pressure on my head for a week now, why?

Chronic/Acute?: An oft neglected challenge of chronic conditions is the tendency to ignore a new, acute symptom or change. Whenever a change in your expected pattern of chronic symptoms appears, always inform your doctor - even if only for the record. And, it's the way to 'nip in the bud' any new, hopefully transient, thing. ...Read more

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Can the sides of your mouth feel numb with lupus?

Possibly.: Neurologic symptoms occur in a significant proportion of patients either prior to the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or during the course of their illness. ...Read more