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Urinary tract infection- is it related to lupus?

Urinary tract infection- is it related to lupus?

No: A lupus patient could get a urinary tract infection and high dose steroids would lower your immune system. And possibly increase the chances of a urinary tract infection. The infection must be treated with appropriate antibiotics and the steroid dose has tobe lowered when possible with the addition of steroidsparing drugs such as plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) atabrine, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Is psoriasis related to lupus?

Lupus and psoriasis: Association of psoriasis with systemic and discoid is very uncommon though has occurred .If a suspicion for such is strong it requires thorough evaluation by an expert with clinical exam , blood studies and skin biopsy confirmation.It is important to differentiate as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) used for lupus can exacerbate psoriasis and steroids used in both diseases can relapse psoriasis at withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Too many: Many autoimmune diseases can cause the symptoms you described except for kidney infection. However they can cause kidney damages. Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, MCTD..just to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney disease flare in SLE ?

What causes a kidney disease flare in SLE ?

See details: You are asking the same question over and over. You need a better understanding of your disease and should discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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What diseases could cause urinary symptoms similar to enlarged prostate in men?

What diseases could cause urinary symptoms similar to enlarged prostate in men?

A few things: A number of conditions may cause symptoms of an enlarged prostate such as: urinary tract infection prostatitis prostate cancer urethral stricture overactive bladder bladder dysfunction which is why seeking medical doctor for evaluation is generally a good idea. ...Read more

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Could having kidney stones be related to prostate problems?

Could having kidney stones be related to prostate problems?

Probably not: If a person has an enlarged prostate and repeated infections it might increase the risk of certain stones. If the prostate is enlarged, it is possible that a kidney stone that passed might not make it out of the bladder and grow over time into a large bladder stone. ...Read more

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Diarrhea related to kidney failure?

Diarrhea related to kidney failure?

HUS or Dehydration: Most kidney failure can cause constipation. Some forms of hemolytic uremic syndrome follow certain infectious forms of diarrhea. Also any severe diarrhea that produces significant dehydration can cause kidney failure if blood flow to the kidneys becomes compromised. ...Read more

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Can MRSA cause UTI or kidney issues?

Can MRSA cause UTI or kidney issues?

Possible: Most UTI are caused by other bactetria( gram negative), but it is not impossible for MRSA to cause urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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When secondary sjogrens is diagnosed, can that be secondary to already existing hashimotos, or always secondary to ctd? No diagnosis of ctd yet but +ccp igg

When secondary sjogrens is diagnosed, can that be secondary to already existing hashimotos, or always secondary to ctd?  No diagnosis of ctd yet but +ccp igg

No: While there is a significant co-existence between the occurrence of hashimoto's thyroiditis and sjogren's, they are completely separate diseases. Sjogren's is a separate disease entity and is considered one of the "connective tissue diseases". ...Read more

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I have discoid lupus not sle. Could this make WBC fluctuate?

I have discoid lupus not sle. Could this make WBC fluctuate?

DIscoid Lupus: Absolutely it can. Some people progress to sle from discoid lupus. And discoid is an autoimmune condition that can have effects on bloodwork. ...Read more

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Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? of association of rheumatic diseases w. fibromyalgia (FM). These disorders often occur concurrently. In my opinion, explanation for this occurrence is that FM is disorder characterized by musculoskeletal deconditioning, & many rheumatic diseases cause increased splinting, guarding, and disuse of body parts; causing increased general muscle weakness, dysfunction, chronic muscle spasm, and pain. ...Read more

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How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida.It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies.I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lupus arthritis without systemic lupus?

Is it possible to have lupus arthritis without systemic lupus?

Yes: It's possible to start off with mild or limited symptoms and only arthritis without systemic lupus. But then the disease could evolve and include many organ systems and become systemic. Important to get evaluated and tested if other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, muscle pain, rash, hair loss also start to occur. ...Read more

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Low bun/creatinine 5:1 and UTI symptoms. with out Uti. Could this be of concern?

Low bun/creatinine 5:1 and UTI symptoms. with out Uti. Could this be of concern?

It depends,,,: It depends on the actual levels of BUN and Cr reported along with other lab values. If the Cr (Creatinine) is over 1.5 there might be cause for concern as it would point toward renal impairment, and there'd be other findings. Your other symptoms mentioned, flank pain, blood in urine, and proteinuria also point to a renal issue so see your doctor soon for more tests and treatment of the cause. ...Read more

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Can tussionex cause prostatitis to flare up?

Can tussionex cause prostatitis to flare up?

Here are some ...: Since Tussionex contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, and hydrocodone, a narcotics, it may exaggerate voiding symptoms from prostate urethral restriction by aging and its enlargement. Clinically, urine flow may further slow down and bladder becomes less able to empty, etc. In laypersons' eyes, it flares up prostatitis but not as described. More? Ask Doc for details timely. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more