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Scleroderma Lupus Cause Flushed Face
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.
See ortho: I presume you are already under the care of a rheumatologist. If you cannot get an answer from him, either get a 2nd opinion or consult an orthopedist. Having autoimmune disorders does not preclude you from getting the usually bone issues. ...Read more
Can telangiectasia be also a symptoms of lupus not just scleroderma? I have 3 tiny red dots on the back of my hand scared of sclero- I have lupus. I am very pale so maybe its not even telangiectasia?
Highly unlikely.: The amount of telangiectasias in connective tissue disease such as scleroderma is usually significant and is located on more than just a dorsal hand. The fact that you have 3 small dots (which may or may not be telang) indicate this is a highly unlikely possibility. Continue to follow with your rheumatologist at your regular visits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mixed Picture: It would be very rare (but not impossible) to truly have both diseases together. It would be more likely to develop a so-called "overlap syndrome" in which you have a single autoimmune disorder that seems to borrow some features from each of these classic diseases without truly being purely one or purely the other. ...Read more
Yes: Complement C3 and C4 are not indicators of scleroderma. Markers such as the centromere and the Scl-70 antibodies can be helpful in diagnosing scleroderma. However, they are not always positive in scleroderma. C3 and C4 can be low in lupus, especially if the disease is active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could I have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma
See below: Your doctor will have to interpret the ANA in context to your symptoms. With you having a family history of autoimmune disease, you are at increased risk for developing one. However; false positive ANA can occur and we also know that a person who has family history of autoimmune disease may test positive for ana, but may never develop an autoimmune disease. It would be best to see a rheum dr. ...Read more
Much different!: First, your clinical sx are more important than the labs. Drug-induced sle is characterized by single-strand anti-da abs. Markers for possible pss include scl-70 and centromere antibodies. But where you on a drug which commonly caused drug-induced sle. What are your symptoms: fever, joint pain, pleuritis, pericarditis? Or do you have raynaud's, swallowing probs, etc. See a rheumatology expert! ...Read more
It depends: There are several different symptoms that can appear, but it all depends on the patient. ...Read more
Do you think all connective tissue diseases (lupus, sjogrens, scleroderma) are more alike than doctors realize since they tend to overlap so much?
Yes and no: Autoimmune diseases are all as different as the people who get them. These conditions all result from the body's immune system attacking different parts of your cells and tissues. Each person's disease will reflect the tissues that are being damaged. It is likely that everyone who has one of these conditions has a different spectrum of tissue damage which may be similar in some ways.. ...Read more
I have a positive ANA 1:640 homogenous nuclear staining. Does this mean scleroderma or lupus? I also have a very slightly elevated angiotensin conv en
Depends: No diagnosis can be firmly established with a single blood test even in your case. Bone pain is not the usual manifestation of an autoimmune disease. Why was the test ordered in the first place? If your doctor suspects the presence of an autoimmune disorder, more tests will be needed to pin down the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus- diagnosed w/labs and symptoms. But had no antibodies positive- all were 0 except my ssa was 8 (0-40 is neg) & scl-70 was 3 (0-40 neg) should I be concerned about scleroderma? Very scared!
The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise. Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more
Would scleroderma or lupus only affect the vulva nothing else biopsy showed general inflammation?
No: That is not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pos ANA 1:640 homogenous nuclear staining. Normal C3 and c4. What is going on? Most likely lupus? Scleroderma? Had slightly elevated ACE test.
I have bad health anxiety and I have lupus, my close relative just got diagnosed with raynauds at 55 now im worried she has scleroderma, please help?
I have 1 very small telangiectasia on the top of my hand. I have lupus. Does this mean I could have scleroderma or crest too? I'm very fair skinned
No: No it does not. That question is best addressed to your own rheumatologist. ...Read more
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