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Nasopharyngeal Ulcers And Lupus
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
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
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
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?
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?
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
I developed p.O.T.S and lupus post pregnancy, my BP also drops when standing, is there ever a chance of it getting better?
P.O.T. S: P.O.T.S and lupus post pregnancy needs thorough evaluation and management due to associated symptoms of dizziness, near syncope, palpitations to name a few with changes in posture. Lupus by itself needs careful evaluation and management by a rheumatologist due to its multi system involvement. With full understanding and proper management symptoms of p.O.T.S has better prognosis in younger pts. ...Read more
2 IgA results of low 50's I have lupus, I experience swollen painful lymph nodes, painful breathing etc can low IgA cause symptoms, what should I do?
No: This would not have accounted for your symptoms. Make sure you get a lung function test to find out whether asthma is the only cause for your breathing impairment. Another remote possibility is a drug reaction from the many drugs you have been taking to control your autoimmune disorder. If your rheumatologist can't help you, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
How come I can jog 2.5 miles without any issue or shortness breath but I walk a flight of stairs and feel out of breath, I have P.O.T.S and MILD lupus
Why do I have a lupus flare during my menstrual cycle most of the time? Also my p.O.T.S symptoms worsen during this time how can I help this?
Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this and notice it during your menstrual cycle. I would speak with your rheumatologist regarding medications that are safe to take to diminish the flare symptoms, as some anti-inflammatories are harmful for kidneys. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can lupus cause malabsorption when not treated? I jut got a message from my doc saying "strongly specific to lupus" could this be the answer to it all the p.O.T.S and weight loss/malabsorption
I hate my life and how I have to be afraid of my medical illness's at 27. Lupus. P.O.T.S. Now maybe lung disease! Yes u can see im anxious w/ my questions but I just want to be ok for once. Just ok.
Find a therapist: Having chronic illness can put a lot of strain on a person and cause depression and anxiety. Feeling like you are always having some medical issue is very frustrating. Talk with your doctor about a referral to a good therapist. Finding better ways to manage your stress can help you manage your illness better as well. It won't make your disease go away, but may help you feel better! ...Read more
Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more
Varied therapies: It depends on what manifestations of disease you have. Treatments may include anti inflammatory medications, steroids and many other treatments. These really depend on your symptoms with severe nervous system or kidney disease powerful drugs lime Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) may also be needed. ...Read more
Complicated: If you have lupus, you should see a doctor specializing in careof that disease. The specialist here would be a rheumatologist. You may have a pcp who is very competent in caring for you, however. You may need to be followed by a dermatologist, nephrologist (kidney doctor) and neurologist. Can't give you the whole enchilada in 400 character space. (google a reputable web site). ...Read more
Estimate: Numbers are difficult to obtain but the estimate for the United States is between 500, 000 and 1.5 million have lupus. Women greatly outnumber men with this disease. Black skinned individuals have the highest incidence. The peak ages are between 15 and 40. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body. This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more
Lupus causes: Normally, during the early development of the immune system, blood cells the could potentially harm the body, by making antibodies that bind to "self" antigens are destroyed. Other times these cells are prevented from harming us because "suppressor" cells keep them under control and inactive. The loss of this immune control can cause an auto-immune disease, why this occurs is unknown. ...Read more