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I am from india , my sister has some swalling in her kidney perhaps it is lupus what are its effect on health. And how it can be cured. She is 25 .

I am from india , my sister has some swalling in her kidney perhaps it  is lupus what are its effect on health. And how it can be cured. She is 25 .

See a doctor ASAP: Lupus presents in many ways, kidney disease being only part of the presentation. A family doctor can run a few tests and examine her and make the diagnosis. There is no cure for lupus, but the treatment options have improved dramatically and can control the disease process. It is also important that she be seen to make sure it is lupus. Many diseases can affect the kidney. ...Read more

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Out of 6 siblings , I have sle, a sister has sjogrens, and a brother has sarcoid. Does that increase the odds my son will have lupus?

Out of 6 siblings , I have sle, a sister has sjogrens, and a brother has sarcoid. Does that increase the odds my son will have lupus?

Yes: Your son is at increased risk of an autoimmune disorder like lupus (sle) based on the family history. Clearly that is not an absolute indication that he will have problems, but the potential is there. I would make sure that his doctor is aware of the family history. ...Read more

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Brother has restless leg syndrome, and my sister has lupus. Could my leg pain be one of those?

Brother has restless leg syndrome, and my sister has lupus. Could my leg pain be one of those?

Sure: But you will not get it figured out on the internet if you are concerned enough then consultation with a doctor would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Hi. My sister has lupus and experiencing excessive hair loss. Is it ok for her to use anti hair loss products especificaly "novuhair"-phil.-made.

Hi. My sister has lupus and experiencing excessive hair loss. Is it ok for her to use anti hair loss products especificaly "novuhair"-phil.-made.

Lupus and hair loss: It depends on te type of hair loss. If it is generalized and from overall illness, it may work (not sure what it is, but rogaine (minoxidil) topical is probably more effective). If the hair loss is focal/spotty and well demarcated, a steroid injection may be better. ...Read more

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Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus. ?

Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus. ?

The question?: If you are asking about the treatment option, her rheumatologist would be in the best position to give the answers. Fortunately most LE cases can be controlled. This is a rather unusual presentation for Lupus and thus the diagnosis should be confirmed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My sister, aged 48 was diagnosed lupus nephritis, ANA ve in nov 2009 , as on date no significant sle related symptoms, is it mis-diagnosis?Sug tests?

My sister, aged 48 was diagnosed lupus nephritis, ANA  ve in nov 2009 , as on date no significant sle related symptoms, is it mis-diagnosis?Sug tests?

Kidney biopsy. : Abnormal blood or protein in urine and other blood tests can suggest lupus nephritis even if there are no other "extra-renal" symptoms of lupus. Only a kidney biopsy can definitively diagnose or rule out lupus nephritis. Your sister should discuss these questions with her nephrologist. ...Read more