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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?

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

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick! ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have gingivitis if they have dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can the sides of your mouth feel numb with lupus?

Can the sides of your mouth feel numb with lupus?

Possibly.: Neurologic symptoms occur in a significant proportion of patients either prior to the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or during the course of their illness. ...Read more

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I have lupus and I get these spots in mt mouth like excessive skin hanging is this from the lupus?

Unlikely: Unless you are describing painful oral ulcers it is unlikely to be related to lupus. If you are concerned have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Usually not.: Pain is usually minimal, but patients have had more painful sore ulcers in the mouth. Aflare in herpes is also more likely in sle! see someone in rheumatology. ...Read more

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Does mouth ulcer means my lupus is active?

Does mouth ulcer means my lupus is active?

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

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I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, especially breathing problems, mouth breathing at night. You should have a complete evaluation to see what might help best. Treatment may be a mouth moisturizer or a humidifer at bedside. A breathing test for sleep apnea may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one .

Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one .

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease and can affect the mucus membranes of the mouth. Treatment usually involves steroids and making sure there is not something that is being put in the mouth that causes a reaction. ...Read more

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I have gotten 3 oral granulomas in 2 months. They go away and come back in a different place in my mouth. Is it from nursing? Or sores from lupus?

I have gotten 3 oral granulomas in 2 months. They go away and come back in a different place in my mouth. Is it from nursing? Or sores from lupus?

Oral sore /lupus: see previous answer. F/U with rheumatologist as if from lupus will only resolve with lupus treatment. Check herpes I titers,may be concomitant infection. Chck TSH maybe high and predispose to poor immune regulation. gargle with saltwater to avoid super- infection with bacteria,check for strep. Check it is lupus and not sarcoid/bechets ...Read more

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Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

Autoantibodies: Autoimmune diseases like lupus result in autoantibodies that attack your own body in error rather than bacterial or viral pathogens which are supposed to be targeted.This form of attack will manifest itself as sores in mucosal tissues including the nose and mouth.The exact mechanism may be an attack on the mechanism that holds the skin to underlying tissues allowing it to peel away creating sores. ...Read more

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Lupus currently inactive- i get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?

Consult rheumatologi: Lupus usually causes mouth ulcers, not genital or nose ulcers.You probably have another disease that causes genital ulcers/nose ulcers. conult your rheumatologist ...Read more

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I was told prev blood work showed I have lupus, but now am in remission. I've had severe body aches and mouth sores again. Am i having a flare up?

I was told prev blood work showed I have lupus, but now am in remission. I've had severe body aches and mouth sores again. Am i having a flare up?

Lupus: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune systemic disorder and can have quiet periods with acute intermittent flares. Mouth sores with severe body aches necessitates reevaluation for acute flare . Though mouth sores and severe body aches could be from other sources, evaluation for lupus flare could help control inflammation with early intervention to minimize symptoms improve healing if it is lupus induced. ...Read more

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Malar rash,photosensitivy,sicca ,mouth/nose sores,Recurring flares, leukopenia, ANA 1:640.All other labs neg.Rhuem dx'd lupus.Possible w/normal labs?

Lupus: Seems consistent with SLE . Need Rheumatologist follow up and specific anti double stranded DNA and other labs. SLE affects your kidney and can cause pericarditis. Immediate follow and management is helpful. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

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

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Where do lupus sores typically occur? I have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. Not at same time ANA 1:640

Where do lupus sores typically occur? I have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. Not at same time ANA 1:640

Lupus sores: Ulcerations ( sores) can occur on any mucus membrane which is the entire GI tract as well as vaginal tract .The ANA is high would seek medical attention from rheumatologist because may be flare and only proper lupus treatment will resolve the ulcers. Check for concommitant herpes I infection ( treat w/ acyclovir), check TSH, Gargling/swishing with salt water 2-3x/day may limit added infection ...Read more

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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?

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

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more