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Doctor insights on: Skin Changes In Patients With Mild Form Of Lupus

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In most cases of cancers, do patients present with almost all the symptoms associated with the cancer?

In most cases of cancers, do patients present with almost all the symptoms associated with the cancer?

No: Most patients have only a few symptoms and signs. It depends on the type of tumor, stage of tumor, age of the person, location of the primary tumor etc. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/signs-and-symptoms-of-cancer ...Read more

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Skin Changes (Definition)

Skin changes is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What causes severe bleeding in the bladder of patients with sarcoidosis?

What causes severe bleeding in the bladder of patients with sarcoidosis?

Inflammation : This can be caused by inflammation of the bowel wall, a bleeding problem or low platelet count which could be caused by sarcoid or a kidney problem. To tell these apart you will require an evaluation by a physician as well as some simple tests. ...Read more

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Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?

Carry the lupus gene, and have major infections or trauma 2 the body can that start lupus in motion?

Autoimmune: Need to see a rhematologist its bad immune system activety test like detailed dna and renal bx needed. ...Read more

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Is a "butterfly rash" common in all those afflicted with lupus ?

Is a "butterfly rash" common in all those afflicted with lupus ?

Yes it is common!: But 50% of sle patients do not get the rash. Also, I have had patients with a positive ANA and acne rosacea referred as possible lupus patients. ...Read more

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Diabetes , lupes ( in remission) bp, would any of these cause itching of skin, also swelling of feet. 2 weeks now?

Diabetes , lupes ( in remission) bp, would any of these cause itching of skin, also swelling of feet.  2 weeks now?

Very possibly: Diabetic renal disease often causes swelling. Certain meds for lupus can (especially prednisone). Certain meds for BP can (especially Norvasc/amlodipine). Unless you have a rash/allergy, the itching is likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Could the persentage of people with depression and other conditions have increased over the years?

Could the persentage of people with depression and other conditions have increased over the years?

Yes: Our lives today can be more overwhelming than in the past. This in addition to having better medications that help people to cope with genetic based conditions increases the probability of them having children with the genetic predisposition. Also, there is more information available about various mental health conditions and more resources. ...Read more

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Can a severe skin dryness in some places indicate some sort of genetic condition?

Can a severe skin dryness in some places indicate some sort of genetic condition?

Possibly: Dear abosabry8, severe dryness or rough skin in a specific area of the body can be a sign of rare genetic skin diseases. However, these diseases are rare, and most people simply have dry skin. You should try to moisturize the affected area well, and you can try to apply over-the-counter Lactic Acid to remove scales. You can always seek the advice of your local dermatologists. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?

Can you be diagnosed with lupus with +ana homogenous pattern, inflammation shown in skin biopsy and symptoms that all point to lupus?

It depends: Nobody knows what lupus actually is, so it's diagnosed by criteria. http://www.rheumtutor.com/2012-slicc-sle-criteria/ i need to give you 2 heads-up -- homogeoneous ANA pattern may be a lab error, and people who think they have lupus but don't meet the criteria tend to have a favorable prognosis. Wishing you the best -- the "brain fog" does make me think of lupus. Be strong ; stay proactive. ...Read more

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In my late 30s with SLE with secondary sjogrens syndrome.Had symptoms for years.I have no organ involvement. Is the likelihood of this very minimal?

In my late 30s with SLE with secondary sjogrens syndrome.Had symptoms for years.I have no organ involvement. Is the likelihood of this very minimal?

Prognosis of: both lupus and Sjogrens is unpredictable. If your condition is stable and well-controlled, it should continue that way indefinitely. Ask you rheumatologist for more specific advice, because there is tremendous case by case variation. ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite in patients with lupus?

What causes loss of appetite in patients with lupus?

Multifactorial: A good number of people with lupus have gastrointestinal symptoms, both from the illness itself and the medications that are used to treat the illness. People also can have decreased motility of the esophagus, peritonitis (which can cause nauseas and loss of appetite) and peptic ulcer disease which can be exasperated by some of the meds used. All of these things can contribute to low appetite. ...Read more

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I have PsA but not the skin condition, there's a family history of both. Do all patients with Psoriatic arthitis develop the skin condition?

I have PsA but not the skin condition, there's a family history of both. Do all patients with Psoriatic arthitis develop the skin condition?

No: Some people only get the arthritis. Sometimes the psoriatic skin condition comes years after the arthritis starts. I am very careful before I diagnose PSA in a patient without psoriasis. For me, a very careful detailed history from the patient and physical exam are helpful in this situation. ...Read more

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Which symptoms 1st appear in someone with lupus or scleroderma?

It depends: There are several different symptoms that can appear, but it all depends on the patient. ...Read more

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Does early spinal involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis indicate more severe form of the disease with deformity?

Does early spinal involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis indicate more severe form of the disease with deformity?

No-there are 5 types: There are 5 different types of psoriatic arthritis. Back involvement is one type of these and there can be overlaps. Your rheumatologist can better advise you on the state of your risks and involvements. Many things impact this. ...Read more

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Has the persentage of people with depression and other mental conditions increased over the years?

Has the persentage of people with depression and other mental conditions increased over the years?

It is hard to tell: Whether the % of people with depression and other mental health conditions has increased or whether our awareness of these conditions has risen, leading to more referrals for help in these areas. It may be a bit of both. The modern world is more complex and challenging leading to more emotional issues and people are more open to reach out for help when problems arise. ...Read more

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Are the pattern and sequence of presentation of signs/symptoms useful in diagnosing autoimmune disease or are they different in every case?

Are the pattern and sequence of presentation of signs/symptoms useful in diagnosing autoimmune disease or are they different in every case?

Yes and yes: We know of numerous diseases which involve auto-immune mechanisms. The variation involves specific genetic susceptibilities, associated with/without environmental triggers. Joint issues, rheumatoid arthritis; bowel issues, ulcerative colitis; brain and spinal cord, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Florida has a high amount of people with skin cancer. Does this mean some of these cancer patients will need chemotherapy?

Florida has a high amount of people with skin cancer. Does this mean some of these cancer patients will need chemotherapy?

Metastatic melanoma: Squamous and basal cell skin cancers are almost always cured by excision. These make up the large majority of Florida skin cancers .There are malignant melanomas that went unnoticed for too long and have spread / metastasized often benefit from chemotherapy, especially a remarkable new agent. ...Read more