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I have 1 tonsil that is swollen for a year or so that I know -the other normal -2 different ent's have seenit but doesn't feel they need to do more tests, CBC normal, I have lupus. Don't smoke, cancer?
Follow up: Enlargement of only one tonsil is unusual in infections and since the tonsil has been enlarged for almost a year it doesn't appear to be an active infection. It was important and reassuring that you had it checked by an ENT specialist who felt it was a benign finding. I also recommend having it followed by that ENT to make sure that it doesn't increase in size or undergo any changes. ...Read more
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
Is you live with a constant sore throat & diagnosed with tonsillitis a few times a year as well as have lupus, should you have your tonsils removed?
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
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
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
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
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
Diagnosed with sle lupus! What is a average work hrs a week for a lupus patient with flare up, ie high fevers and mouth sores? How much rest is needed
Ana +1:320 homogeneous&speckled. Anapanel all<.02 except dsdna was 4. Pain, extreme fatigue, mouth&nose sores. Dr said too young to have lupus? 27 yr old
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
Diagnosed w/ lupus. Malar rash, photosenstvty, sicca, mouth/nose sores, Recurring flares, leukopenia, ANA 1:640.All other labs neg. Possible w/normal labs?
Absolutely: Your general labs can be totally normal and you can still have lupus. ...Read more
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
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