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What Do Lupus Mouth Sores Look Like
A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...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
Joint pain sometimes, mouth sores, cold toes/finger/burning, headache, butterfly rash on face, always sick. Mother has lupus. Does it sound like lupus?
RASH IS SUSPISCIOUS!: See pcp for blood testing ; care. Don't wait! ...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
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
Ana 1:320, pain all over, mouth sores, nose sores, extreme fatigue. Pcp thinks lupus, but my dsdna was 1 point away from equivocal. Could it be lupus?
RASH?: You certainly describe symptoms of such, but an immunologist and histo-pathologist must be brought into the diagnostic mix. Good luck! ...Read more
I have antiphospholipid antibodies greater than 150, false positive syphilis, positive ana, mouth sores and joint pain. I think lupus? Dr thinks ra.
Homogeneous ANA 1:320 neg double strand dna. Fatigue, mouth sores, history pericardial effusion, reactive airway, knuckle pain, is this typical of lupus?
Yes but: Further testing is required to really determine lupus from similar symptoms. To other conditions.. ...Read more
Chronic joint pain/swelling, numbness, fatigue, migraines, mouth sores, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, pain when breathing, nausea. Lupus?
Or something else: Lupus and other connective tissue diseases can share these symptoms. Infection followed by malignancy are less likely but not impossible. Either way, you as a 25 year old female should see a rheumatologist, or alternatively internist if rheum is not readily available. Early treatment is advised. ...Read more
My ANA and rheumatiod factor were both negative. I still have mouth ulcers and urticaria. Does this sound like lupus?
Ana 320, anti ds DNA borderline 1:20, pain in the joints of both fingers and one wrist upon movement. Mouth ulcers every month, v. Active. Is it lupus?
I'm african. I have done various blood test all negative. I get fever, tired, muscle & joint pain & mouth ulcers/blisters & twitches often. Lupus?
Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?
Positive ANA 1.80 spreckled, ALT 7 Low High CRP & sed rate Extreme fatigue, rashes, joint pain, hair loss, mouth sores, migratory arthritis, anemia, etc. MRI Consistent with Proliferative Synovitis (i.e. rheumatoid or psoriatic) Is this lupus or?
I suspect so: The low ALT means nothing at all. Get a Coombs' test to see if your anemia is autoimmune, and of course the essential lupus labs -- anti dsDNA, anti-Sm, anti U1RNP, anti-Ro, anti-La. These labs are prone to technical errors. The real question is, "Do we TREAT you? If so, how? " That's why there are rheumatologists and regardless, you need a relationship with a trustworthy specialist. ...Read more
Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?
Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the aphthous stomatitis There are medical conditions that can cause this. You might ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis ...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
Pain, fatigue, mouth/nose sores rash, hbp. Labs: tot. Chol 418.Bun 26, creat 1.3, GFR 43, hcrit 45.4, ANA 1:1280, homog. Dsdna 107. Rest wnl. Lupus?
Yes: Yes. Severity determined by what body systems are affected. ...Read more
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
Malar rash, photosensitivy, sicca, mouth/nose sores, Recurring flares, leukopenia, ANA 1:640.All other labs neg. Rhuem dx'd lupus. Possible w/normal labs?
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
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
Mouth sores: Depends on the cause. If you are asking about the garden variety cold sore then try a rinse made of 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse 3x/day. Should resolve the pain and the sore in a few days. If some other cause see your md. ...Read more
Lots of things: Stress, medications, hormones, (menses/menopause) auto-immune inflammatory conditions, allergies, nerves, chronic and/or acute illness, weather, immune imbalances, bacteria, viruses, yeast infections, parasites, trauma, fever, cancer, cysts, and probably a bunch more I can't think of off the top of my head--anybody help? See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Cold sores cause millimeter, fluid-filled lesions also known as fever blisters to occur periodically. In youngsters they may be caused by stress; in adults they may be passed from person to person by kissing or sex. Cold Sore triggers include stress, fatigue, cold weather, dental trauma and weakened immune condition. Medications improve comfort but don't cure cold sores. ...Read more
NO: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (ras) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. A positive family history of similar ulcers is common, and the natural history is typically of resolution in the third decade. Not related to adipex. ...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