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Numb Lower Face And Neck Lupus
Does lupus cause pain in muscles and tightning feeling! also does it cause bad pain in head and numb feeling in face?
Lupus: Lupus can have many problems associated with it...Some are symptoms due to the inflammation the condition causes itself and some are specific problems, such as neuropathies, myopathies, and myelopathies. Also keep in mind medications can also cause similar problems -are both conditions and symptoms. ...Read more
So I have numbness on mostly my whole right side of my body (arm, face, leg) and left leg. Ana test was positive. Dr mentioned lupus. Other ideas?
ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck,ears,face - LUPUS ?
Talk to doctor: Although these findings are not incompatible with lupus, the lack of joint symptoms points away from the diagnosis. The diagnosis of nearly all diseases should be made by a doctor and not by lab tests alone. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps not lupus: First of all, to be clear, there is no such thing that we recognize as borderline lupus. You may have a low positive ANA test, which by itself does not mean anything and is usually over interpreted by physicians and patients alike. As for the numbness, lupus can cause a small fiber neuropathy (skin biopsy can diagnose) but usually not bodywide. Would think of conditions leading to a neuropathy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 get a headache everyday. I also get some type of pain such as back, neck, etc. someone i know just passed from lupus? Im scared i may have it too?
Lupus: Dear Tanaya: Lupus (or SLE) is a rare disease. It is unusual to present with headaches or back pain in lupus. So, the answer is no, you don't have lupus. You need to have an evaluation for your headaches; there are many potential causes and treatments for headache and your physician will guide you. Nisha ...Read more
More information req: Lupus can certainly cause many things including neuropathy. However unilateral neuropathy of an arm is unusual and other causes such as cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc. I think it is important to discuss with your primary care or rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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