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Nasal Ulcers Lupus
Many causes: Nasal ulcers can occur due to a variety of things. Nasal sprays, when sprayed on the septum (the divider between l and r halves of the nose) can cause irritation and ulcers. Physical trauma (e.g., nose picking) can cause ulcers. Cocaine will stop blood flow to the lining of the nose, leading to ulcers. Vasculitis can cause bleeding or ulcers. Discuss your symptoms with an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Nasal ulceration: Nasal ulcers can occur in either discoid or systemic lupus. They can be very painful and sometimes get infected. See your rheumatologist who might want you to visit with an ear, nose and throat doctor for continued care. ...Read more
I had endoscope recently found out I have six gastric ulcers. I have lupus sle & can't stop taking my meds for lupus, now what?
Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). As far as leg or finger ulcers, that would usually only occur with either severe raynaud's phenomenon or with a serious complication called vasculitis. ...Read more
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
Had endoscope a week ago, dr. Found 6 bleeding ulcers, diagnosed w/ sle lupus. Vomited blood & something looks like tissue 3xs is this possible?
Medication or: Medication effect or anti-phospholipid syndrome. Material should be collected for examination. ...Read more
Unlike herpes, my ulcers first have a white covering & then break open, never have a red center. Believed lupus/vasculitis misdiagnosis. Wht cld it be?
I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.
See rheumatologist: The bleeding ulcer is not the usual presentation for lupus. In fact, prednisone may worsen it. You need to talk to your rheumatologist to make sure that the medications you are taking are not causing the ulcer and then a GI consult may be in order since this may have nothing to do with your lupus. ...Read more
I have sle lupus and suffer from raynauds. Now I have a ulcer on my big toe, any tips on how to treat it at home?
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
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
My ANA and rheumatiod factor were both negative. I still have mouth ulcers and urticaria. Does this sound like lupus?
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
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
20 year history of recurrent mouth ulcers. I think when stressed. Dr wants to test for lupus. Arthritis. Chrons hepatitis do have slight finger stifness write type and ply hky. Is this all necessary?
Cause: You should consider doing the tests to see if it might be something treatable or serious. ...Read more
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?
I'm african. I have done various blood test all negative. I get fever, tired, muscle & joint pain & mouth ulcers/blisters & twitches often. Lupus?
Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?
Usually not...: The rash of lupus usually does not affect the creases that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth... But usually does not mean never. ...Read more
Can UCTD with elements of lupus/sjogrens cause chronic post nasal drip leading to vocal chord dysfunction?
Yes: Possible. Wegner's granulomatosis can be brought to picture... ...Read more
What can I take 4 nasal congestion. Use o2 24/7 bcuz got mod - severe pulm hyprtn due 2 lupus. Have low immune system cuz long steroid use & no splen?
Lupus and rhinitis: Patients with lupus tend to have nonallergic rhinitis. Whether allergic or nonallergic, you should first try otc saline nasal spray or neti pot using distilled water, antihistamines or decongestants. If no relief, ask your doctor for nasal steroids (like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) Veramyst or omnaris), nasal anticholinergics (like atrovent), nasal antihistamines (like astelin, Astepro or patanase). ...Read more
I have lupus & since 2 days ago I've had a very sore throat & body aches all over. No nasal symptoms. I'm not sure if this is a cause for concern or not?
It could be: It could be your lupus, but you could have an infection as well. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
Just noticed an ulcer on the inside of my nasal septum. Feels dry, doesn't hurt, bleeding a little. What are the differential diagnoses?
My son (9 yo) vomits at night at least 2 or 3 times a week. Seems to happen not long after supper. Yesterday he vomited twice at school. And again after supper. Supper is normal and not too rich. (meat and veg) Post nasal maybe? Or ulcer?
I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years. I'm having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now. What could cause this?
Be seen: Many things can cause ulcers such as infections (herpes/hiv), habits/toxic exposure, and even medications. Once ulcers start to appear I worry about some unusual systemic causes. One rare cause that can cause ulcers in the mucous membranes is behcet's syndrome. The best way to determine what is going on is to have someone do a good history and exam. Good luck! Sounds painful. ...Read more