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Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Do lupus mouth sores hurt?

Usually not.: Pain is usually minimal, but patients have had more painful sore ulcers in the mouth. Aflare in herpes is also more likely in sle! See someone in rheumatology.

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

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


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Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one.

Can you please tell me why lupus patients get mouth sores? I just had my first one.

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease and can affect the mucus membranes of the mouth. Treatment usually involves steroids and making sure there is not something that is being put in the mouth that causes a reaction.

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Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

Why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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!

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I have antiphospholipid antibodies greater than 150, false positive syphilis, positive ana, mouth sores and joint pain. I think lupus? Dr thinks ra.

I have antiphospholipid antibodies greater than 150, false positive syphilis, positive ana, mouth sores and joint pain. I think lupus? Dr thinks ra.

Need more tests: Would need results of more antibody testing including rheumatoid factor, anti smith and anti double stranded dna. There are also "overlap" syndromes that have characteristics of more than one autoimmune disease.

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Chronic joint pain/swelling, numbness, fatigue, migraines, mouth sores, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, pain when breathing, nausea. Lupus?

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.

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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?

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?

Possibly: Mouth ulcers are not uncommon in lupus. With your clinical presentation, lupus is a major possibility. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already.

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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?

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

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick!

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have gingivitis if they have dry mouth.

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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?

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

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Lupus currently inactive- I get mouth, nose and genital sores (all same time) now and then. I read those are symptoms, but how common, all 3?

Consult rheumatologi: Lupus usually causes mouth ulcers, not genital or nose ulcers. You probably have another disease that causes genital ulcers/nose ulcers. Conult your rheumatologist

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Mouth (Definition)

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


Mouth Ulcers (Definition)

A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold sores around the lip are caused by viruses, in which some ulcers are ...Read more