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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I'm african. I have done various blood test all negative. I get fever, tired, muscle & joint pain & mouth ulcers/blisters & twitches often. Lupus?

Dr. Donald Colantino
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I'm african. I have done various blood test all negative. I get fever, tired, muscle & joint pain & mouth ulcers/blisters & twitches  often. Lupus?

More testing: Your symptoms are consistent with chronic infection or autoimmune disorder. See an infectious disease specialist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Board Certified, Endodontics
30 years in practice
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Does mouth ulcer means my lupus is active?

Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Board Certified, Endodontics
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Does mouth ulcer means my lupus is active?

It depends: Sores or ulcers or any localized abnormalities inside the mouth can arise from number of causes. Canker or aphtous stomatitis could happen due to excessive stress or during immune status changes or as side effects to some medications, or vitamin b, zinc, follic acid or iron deficiencies..Also due to trauma or any source of irritation.Or could happen with certain systemic diseases.I.E lupus erythema. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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My ANA and rheumatiod factor were both negative. I still have mouth ulcers and urticaria. Does this sound like lupus?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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My ANA and rheumatiod factor were both negative. I still have mouth ulcers and urticaria. Does this sound like lupus?

Unlikely: The picture you describe would be unusual for lupus and a negative ANA make the diagnosis highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Ana 320, anti ds DNA borderline 1:20, pain in the joints of both fingers and one wrist upon movement .Mouth ulcers every month, v. Active. Is it lupus ?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Ana 320, anti ds DNA borderline 1:20, pain in the joints of both fingers and one wrist upon movement .Mouth ulcers every month, v. Active. Is it lupus ?

Possibly: Mouth ulcers are not uncommon in lupus. With your clinical presentation, lupus is a major possibility. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?

Lupus, maybe: I think you may well be right. You should be under the care of a competent rheumatologist. A Coombs test would be in order to see if you have hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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I have lupus. Last night while brushing my teeth i detected ulcers all over my tongue and top of mouth, what can I do? Please help! i'm very depresse

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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I have lupus. Last night while brushing my teeth i detected ulcers all over my tongue and  top of mouth, what can I do? Please help! i'm very depresse

Concur: I concur w dr mendizabal. Probably aphthous stomatitis. Could be other problem, however. To be sure, please see our dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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?

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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Dr. Michio Abe
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My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

Dr. Michio Abe
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My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

Fibromyalgia/lupus: Sounds like you have autoimmune disease like lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. Your symptoms can certainly be due to it. Fibromyalgia can, however, coexist with lupus, and the presence of lupus does not necessarily exclude coexistence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on history and exam, and represents a chronic pain syndrome distinct from lupus. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

Possibly: The combination of a positive ANA and livedo reticularis gives me cause for concern. Imo, lupus is a reasonable possibility. The other issue is an antiphospholipid antibody syndrome which can occur secondary to sle. Have you been tested for this? Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, do both. ...Read more

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