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How can I tell the difference between lupus, ibs, and crohn's?

How can I tell the difference between lupus, ibs, and crohn's?

IBD, IBS: These are three totally different conditions.
Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder.
Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease, refers to ulcerative colitis, crohns disease, and indeterminate colitis)
ibs refers to syndromes of abdominal pain, and irregular bowel habits that occurs in the absence of other diseease not found on routine evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more


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Which is worse lupus or crohn's?

Which is worse lupus or crohn's?

No way to compare: These are two totally different diseases. The answer depends on disease severity in each case. ...Read more

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Could canker sores lead to Crohn's of lupus?

Could canker sores lead to Crohn's of lupus?

No.: Canker sores or aphthous ulcers are not contagious. However, the origin is an autoimmune response of your body. Crowns and lupus have an autoimmune component too. You may be susceptible or prone go these afflictions. See your physician. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause tooth resorption? Can lupus cause Crohn's disease?

Can lupus cause tooth resorption? Can lupus cause Crohn's disease?

Definitely, no: The studies show that dentin is not recognized as a self structure by the immunologic system, being the component of the tooth makes it impossible. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Need kid friendly info for a pediatric patient with Crohn's and potential lupus. 15 yo male.?

Need kid friendly info for a pediatric patient with Crohn's and potential lupus. 15 yo male.?

Crohns: One of the best places for information is www. Gikids. Org. Look under digestive diseases. Great info by the pediatric gastroenterology group (they are the experts in kids with crohns). ...Read more

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I think I have had many symptoms of lupus, Crohn's or a mixed connective tissue disorder for over a year. Can I have one if all tests have been neg.?

I think I have had many symptoms of lupus, Crohn's or a mixed connective tissue disorder for over a year. Can I have one if all tests have been neg.?

Health psychologist: Most lab tests have some degree of error, but they are probably correct. In any case, it might really help to have sessions w/ a therapist specializing in challenging, elusive physical symptoms and medical diagnosis problems. There are many patients who have difficulty finding DX and tx - learning to deal with it is often helpful. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm concerned about my wife who has lupus and crohns. Despite years of immuno suppressant therapy and steroids she has more days of pain and fatig?

Teasing out the pain: Sometimes the sx are not from the sle or ibd. Fibromyalgia (fms) afflicts 20% of lupus patients. This is a non-inflamatory pain syndrome. Primary symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and fatigue. Fms is not treated with steroids or immunosuppressant medication. Fms requires a multidisciplinary approach and is not easy to treat. Fms is treated with certain meds (lyrica, cymbalta, (duloxetine) savella) and exercise. ...Read more

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Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Steatorrhea: Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. ...Read more

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At age 30 dxd w/narcolepsy. At 31 got Lyme and parvovirus at same time. In 4 yrs since diagnosis w/raynauds, crohns, psa, as and lupus. Could Lyme cause all?

At age 30 dxd w/narcolepsy. At 31 got Lyme and parvovirus at same time. In 4 yrs since diagnosis w/raynauds, crohns, psa, as and lupus. Could Lyme cause all?

Does not make sense: No one could have that many diagnoses. Something is grossly wrong. Start from the beginning and get another opinion. See a rheumatologist (or another rheumatologist). ...Read more

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I've been having a fever (99.7-100.9) every night for 4 months, I've been on Humira (adalimumab) over a year for Crohn's, in complete remission. Negative to Lupus or RA. The only other symptom I have is night sweats, and fatigue and back pain.

I've been having a fever (99.7-100.9) every night for 4 months, I've been on Humira (adalimumab) over a year for Crohn's, in complete remission. Negative to Lupus or RA. The only other symptom I have is night sweats, and fatigue and back pain.

CROHNS ON HUMIRA (adalimumab): That is good news the CROHNS is in remission. I would recommend an exam and retesting of labs. Recheck autoimmune panel/Thyroid screen/sarcoidosis screen/Immunoglobulin levels. HUMIRA (adalimumab) can sometimes weaken the immune system and cause diseases to reactivate (TB/Fungal Infection). Discuss tapering HUMIRA (adalimumab), it rarely has been linked to Lymphoma. If SX. Persist CT OF CHEST/ABD/PELVIS IS WARRANTED. ...Read more

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Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt, ast, crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. Maybe lupus?

Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt, ast, crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. Maybe lupus?

? Uncontrolled Crohn: Uncontrolled Crohn's can cause all this, either directly or indirectly, kindly revisit your Gastroenterologist for re-evaluation before considering other diagnosis, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What's the difference between colitis and Crohn's disease? The symptoms seem the same.

What's the difference between colitis and Crohn's disease? The symptoms seem the same.

Ulcerative: Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see. Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below I've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between crohns symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

How can I tell the difference between crohns symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

Very different: The symptoms of Chrone's disease is usually involve your bowel movements including diarrhea and blood in your bowel movements and are often associated with a lot of pain. Pregnancy can cause nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The nausea usually improves after the first trimester. Any pain is usually cramping but you can have pain from the stretching of the round ligaments. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Location for one: It can be difficult to tell between the 2 at times. Location is important. Ulcerative colitis always involves the colon starting with the rectum. Crohns can follow any distribution in the gut and often involves the small intestine, especially the terminal ileum. There are also differences when tissue specimens are viewed under the microscope. There are blood tests which can be helpful too. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

Culture: A stool culture will give the answer in about 48 hours. If you are under treatment for crohn's, your gastroenterologist knows all about this. The truth is that most food poisoning is self-limited though a major nuisance while you have it; the greatest concern is the e. Coli that cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease. How can I tell the difference between an anal fistula (had one surgically removed 10 years ago) and a hemorrhoid?

I have Crohn's disease. How can I tell the difference between an anal fistula (had one surgically removed 10 years ago) and a hemorrhoid?

You can not but: Your doctor can, due to training and experience. When crohn's disease involves anorectal area, recurrent fistulas, infections, pain, drainage, local infections are common, make the diagnosis difficult, tissue biopsy (pathology) is the only way to distinguish from other conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

What is the difference between lupus and lupus like syndrome?

Similar: "lupus-like syndrome" is a term applied to illnesses that may share many features of lupus (rash, sensitivity to sun, arthritis, chest pain, fatigue) but occurs in the setting of using certain other medications, cancers, or infections. Systemic lupus erythematosus usually has no identifiable trigger and requires a certain number of features be present to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Grandulamatosis and lupus?

Different medical: Granulomas are a type of inflmmation and not the type seen in lupus ...Read more

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What is the difference between discoid lupus and discoid ecxema?

Distinct illnesses: Discoid lupus is a chronic, tough-to-manage illness that will require protection from light and some tricky medication decisions. Discoid / nummumlar eczema is usually trivial and easily managed with some topical creams. I'm hoping it's the latter. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between drug-induced lupus & systemic lupus?  

Very different: There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things. It mostly resolves after stopping the drug involved. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the effects of MS and lupus on the nervous system?

What is the difference between the effects of MS and lupus on the nervous system?

Deceptive likeness: Both lupus and ms are autoimmune disorders and both affect the central nervous system. Both causes apparently random, sudden and often bizarre symptoms. Treatments for ms long-term have now been primarily interferon-based. No such widely accepted treatment exists for lupus. Steroids are often helpful in both conditions in short term. Diagnostic tests can separate the 2 conditions often. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fifth disease and lupus?

What is the difference between fifth disease and lupus?

Totally unrelated: Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum is a viral infection caused by parvovirus b19. Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease that is not an infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

See below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the malar (cheek) region and nasal bridge, with or without scarring (depending on regular lupus or discoid lupus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Please help! What is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Difference: Lp no cure, cause unknown, not understood well by medicine. Le is an autoimmune disease, no cure, treatment is to treat the symptoms with drug therapy. Please consult your md. ...Read more

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Labs are coming back suggestive of Lupus or Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. What is the difference between the two?

Mystery of....: rheumatology! Lupus difficult to diagnose because of many manifestations and wide range of severity. No clear diagnostic criteria. Diagnosis made on clinical grounds with supporting labs- requires a great deal of expertise and exclusion of other causes for symptoms. If your doc cannot confidently diagnose lupus then you may be given an alternative Dx such as MCTD or undifferentiated CTD. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?

How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?

See details: Neither causes loss of teeth unless there is a secondary sjogren's syndrome associated with the lupus. Lupus is diagnosed by specific clinical criteria and confirmed by positive blood tests. There are numerous difference between ms and sle. ...Read more

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What's the difference between systemic and discoid lupus?

What's the difference between systemic and discoid lupus?

Serious vs, not: Systemic lupus affects multiple organs and is a serious auto-immune disorder. Discoid lupus is mostly limited to sun exposed skin areas. See the sites below for details.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1065529-overview. ...Read more