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Petechiae And Bruising And Lupus
Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level
Are they petechiae?: Real petechiae do not lose their color when you press down on them. With your dry eyes and joint pain, sjogren and lupus labs are in order. What's your platelet count, did you bleed badly during a dental procedure, and did your physician try something simple like a capillary fragility / tourniquet test? If it really petechiae without signs of clotting trouble, a dermatology consult is in order. ...Read more
Wk 4 of 6 wk prednis10 mg&plaq. for lupus musc/jnt pain.Some relief but ab pain, wt gain,sweats, anxiety, bruising, no sleep. Stick it out or stop?
I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?
Bruising on thigh there after two month. Sign of healing but still discoloration. I am anemic Could this just be low iron level. Fam. history of lupus?
Due to iron in blood: After bruises, the red blood cells break down and are processed by your body. The iron in the red cells (contained in the hemoglobin) is often left behind causing discoloration, kind of like a tattoo. These will usually fade gradually over months or years but sometimes are permanent. Not due to low iron. If you are bruising elsewhere or bleeding easily, platelets and bleeding time should be tested ...Read more
I have not taken my lupus meds in over 2 yrs and it has been over a yes since i seem a doc. Been real fatigued, skin flares, depress, bruise. Er?
No: The er has no idea what to do with you. See a rheumatologist. If you cannot get seen soon then see a primary care doctor in the meanwhile. ...Read more
Hi.I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?
Ecchymoses: These ecchymoses could be due to trauma, bone marrow and other hematologic disorders and platelet disorders, liver disease, vit K deficiency, aspirin or Aleve type medication use or an autoimmune vasculitis. If these bruises continue to appear in the absence of injury, consult a hematologist. ...Read more
Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy.Cause?
Possible: If you have SLE ( systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more
I have the bruises on my legs that resemble erythema nodosum and I tested negative for sarcoidosis. Should I still have a biopsy to rule out erythema and possibly answer the question of what exactly is wrong with me? I've been tested for lupus and tb. Bo
Easy does it: As often as not, erythema nodosum appears for no reason whatever and goes away after a while. If you feel well otherwise, and are hepatitis c negative, and it was not precipitated by medication, and your physician is okay with just watching it for a few weeks, that's probably fine. ...Read more
What conditions mimic lupus, specifically with symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, daily headaches, confusion, bruising, nosebleed ?
Lupus: Positive ANA tests are often seen in hashimotos disease which causes a lot of the symptoms you described. It's autoimmune thyroid disorder. Check your platelet count and clotting factors for possible autoimmune disorder causing these as well. Autoimmune disorders often run together. Let me know! ...Read more
Is my bruising, burning/stinging at injection site normal-am i doing something wrong? Lupus anticoagulant antibody disorder-history of DVT and pe's.43 yrs old.Have been on new subq enoxaparin-100mg/ml twice daily for 3 days.Pain lasts at least an hour, ha
LMWH: You should be on treatment doses of Lovenox (enoxaparin) at 1mg/kg SQ twice daily if you have suffered a recent DVT and have lupus anticoagulants and use Lovenox (enoxaparin) as a bridge to warfarin. It is normal to feel injection site pain with treatment doses of Lovenox (enoxaparin). I instruct my patients to give "Lovenox (enoxaparin) in the love handles" and alternate sides , in addition to putting ice at the site for 5 min before injecting ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last basic blood panels were ok. I do have Reynauds, new hair loss, now feel sick after sun, bruises, joint aches/fatigue. Can i ask Dr. about lupus?
Could I have Lupus? Age 34 female symptoms , fatigue, migraines, joint pain, numb hands & toes, bruise easy , oral thrush 5 times in 3 months flu symp
It's hard to say: Clearly you have symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. Although fatigue and joint pain can be associated with an autoimmune disease like lupus, it is difficult to tie all of your symptoms into that disease. Please see a doctor to get your symptoms checked out. ...Read more