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Swollen Red Cracked Skin On Hands With Lupus
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with lupus, it started with swollen discolored feet and hands and its working its way up.What happens after it hits my shoulders?
Not like that.: Lupus doesn't work like that. You should discuss your concerns with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Redness on top of both hands..Doesn't itch. Doctor doesn't know what it is. Not eczema bc no itch..Never goes away...Not dermatomyositis or lupus?
See dermatologist: Doubt it's either lupus or dermatomyositis since a persistent hand rash (on back of hands only, not on knuckles) is not a presenting symptom. Would recommend seeing a dermatologist.It may be a benign rash requiring no treatment but could indicate an early sign of some other health problem.If the dermatologist decides to do a biopsy, this is often the best way to figure out what is causing the rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can swelling of fingers, along with knuckle, wrist pain and redness on hands be a sign of which, scleroderma or lupus or both...No reynaurds here.
I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue. ?
Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High esr & crp rheumatologist looking for mixed connective tissue but Ana is -. Symptoms are pain /swollen hands back & lupus like rash. Any ideas? H
Repeat ANA: It is easy even for a good lab to muff this test. ...Read more
I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.
Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more
Ever since i got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. Sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. Isthis lupus?
See a rheumatologist: Find a rheumatologist: a doctor that specializes in diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. You need to get some answers and a plan for treatment. I suggest you write down all your questions so that when you go see the doctor you can get answers. If you write them down you won't forget when you feel nervous or rushed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.
Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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