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Nasopharyngeal Ulcers And Lupus
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
History of chronic oral lichen planus & peptic ulcers from h pylori starting in 2011. Can lichen planus be in stomach & am I at high risk for cancer?
No: Lichenpkanis is a nuisance illness that does not affect the type of epithelium in the stomach. Helicobactr, however, is both unpleasant and dangerous. Thankfully it's manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Biopsies not back, but does erythematous, inflamed and ulceratived mucosa (also about oral mucosa listed) mean ulcerative colitis for certain?
Few cases of iritis in 9mos. And frequent mouth canker sores; also had crp, ESR tests and chest xray. Crp 3.6. How is behçet's disease diagnosis made?
Clinical diagnosis: Diagnosis is based on symptoms, not any specific test. ...Read more
No: They are totally unrelated diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Giant cell arteritis / vasculitis / artery inflammation - could this cause gum bleeding, mouth sores and lesions on tongue as well as lesions on skin?
It depends.....: Without knowing your dental status (your periodontal [gum & bone] health, any untreated dental conditions), it would be very difficult to relate these symptoms to your arteritis/vasculitis condition. Gum bleeding is the first symptom of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis), mouth and tongue sores/lesions can be due to a multitude of causes. See your dentist and your medical care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild inflam on colon and duodenum biopsy, pr bleeding, anal skin tags, arthritis in shoulders/hip.Mouth sores, angular cheilitis, steatorrhea, anemia.Ibs?
Unlikely, but...: ... If the pathologist has only signed out "mild inflammatory changes" and given no other description, what's really the point is, "this isn't tumor, and it isn't something i can diagnose as any specific illness." the clinician can ask the pathologist, "can the mild duodenitis be due to taking motrin?" and the pathologist can probably answer. Key is "this is a non-tumor biopsy" which is good. ...Read more
Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?
No: Mesalamine is known to cause aphthous stomatitis. In chohn's disease it is not unusual to see lesions in the mouth and along the entire digestive tract. Typically the treatment for these lesions are reactive and pallative consisting of topical treatments including 5% 5-aminosalicylic acid cream and other agents as well as laser therapy. Some preventative drugs are available for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall? I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.
Yes: Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking at biopsy specimens under the microscope. Samples are obtained by scope evaluation (egd). Treat your stomach problems with potent acid-blockers; avoid smoking, alcohol, and other irritants. Barrett's esophagitis or stomach cancer should be monitored by your GI doctor with regular egds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Canker sores are more common when the body is stresses - either emotionally or physically. Any uncontrolled disease process places a stress on the body, and can lead to more canker sores - either directly, or by causing other stress such as a loss of sleep or poor sleep quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Types of diseases that can cause chest and stomach pain?any ideas? Besides Crohn's and IBS and ulcerative colitis
Chest/stomach pain: There are several conditions from reflux to ulcer disease to heart attack can all cause these types of symptoms. Lung conditions can also cause this. You should see your primary care physician. General if you are feeling well then it is most likely a stomach vs esophagus issue. If you are feeling bad you should be seen by a doctor immediately to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more
Are frequent canker sores in mouth and iritis always an indicator of behçet's disease? Is it serious?
25 yo with chronic inflammation of pharynx,nose with burning &stinging.Had endoscopy.Nl CBC.On doxycycline/nasal steroids. Hx reflux.Next steps?
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
Is posterior uveitis, oropharyngeal dysphagia, and gingivostomatitis all related to an autoimmune disorder which is attacking my immune system?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer