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What could cause tiny black specs to appear on my fingertips? I have lupus and recent increase in swelling and tingly fingertips on one side.

What could cause tiny black specs to appear on my fingertips? I have lupus and recent increase in swelling and tingly fingertips on one side.

Vasculitis: Small black spots on you finger tips could represent necrotic areas due to tissue damage to small blood vessels; either from inflammation of the blood vessels or from emboli (small blood clots originating in an other area of the body). This symptom requires immediate attention from a physician. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Yes: A common symptom of sle is arthritis or joint pain and swelling which can involve just one hand. Usually there will be other symptoms as well such malar rash (red rash over the cheeks), increased sensitivity to sun, possibly hair loss and rash on the body, hands or knuckles or scalp. ...Read more

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I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

I recently developed swelling and pain on the right side of my second right toe. I do have discoid lupus but it doesn't look like a usual sore.

Toe Swelling: There are many reasons a toe can be swollen. Tight shoes, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, for example, may all cause toes to be swollen and painful. An ingrown toenail may also become infected, which could also be very painful. Lupus, also, may cause swelling and pain. If wearing shoes that are wider and cause less pressure against the toes does no alleviate your problem, see a Podiatris ...Read more

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Ive been waking up with my body swelling so bad espy my hands. I have RA, lupus, fibermyalgia and H blood pressure. Cant do nthing for hrs n am?

Ive been waking up with my body swelling  so  bad espy my hands. I have RA, lupus, fibermyalgia and H blood pressure. Cant do nthing for hrs n am?

Get a 2nd opinion!: from an integrative medicine doctor to review your history, look at some panels on glutathione, folate (folic acid) deficiency or demethylation issues, and possible Complement Food Antigen panel testing to see what is causing the extent of your AID (autoimmune diseases). This needs to be treated and determine the cause, not just having symptoms. You may surprise yourself what is found! Look in your city! ...Read more

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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

?: Low complement levels can result from auto-immune activity and consumption, angioedema can co-exist with auto-immune disorders, hereditary angioedema though is different, here only C4 is low, and not necessarily accompanied by an auto-immune disorder, kindly see a rheumatologist/allergist for evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Do I have lupus if parts of my face and such are swelling?

Maybe: A redness and inflamation response is usual on the area around the nose and under eyes. ...Read more

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I have lupus and my wrist is swelling up and is very painful is there anything I can do to sooth it until I can see my dr.?

I have lupus and my wrist is swelling up and is very painful is there anything I can do to sooth it until I can see my dr.?

Try..: Try taking Aleve (naproxen) , 275mg 3-4x per day. You should have already seen a rheumatology practitioner. Reschedule an appointment. A wrist injection could help. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

What is the most effective treatment to reduce the swelling seen with lupus?

Please be specific: Which part of the body is swelling? Your legs? Your joints? The treatment will depend on location and cause of it. ...Read more

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I have lupus &i have a big bump in my nose that swelling what can I do?

I have lupus &i have a big bump in my nose that swelling what can I do?

See doctor asap: It could be an infection or another problem so if it is enlarging see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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