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Is lupus always hereditary? Could I have lupus without any family members having it?

Is lupus always hereditary? Could I have lupus without any family members having it?

Heredity is present: Heredity is present in some but not all. We look at the genetics but also environmental exposure and infections like viruses. In most people with lupus we can not find a specific reason. In some we find a medication that can cause another type of lupus drug induced lupus. A rheumatologist evaluation is important but we can not always find an answer ...Read more

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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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Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could I have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma

Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could I have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma

See below: Your doctor will have to interpret the ANA in context to your symptoms. With you having a family history of autoimmune disease, you are at increased risk for developing one. However; false positive ANA can occur and we also know that a person who has family history of autoimmune disease may test positive for ana, but may never develop an autoimmune disease. It would be best to see a rheum dr. ...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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My sister has a LUPUS (Dec2016) and congenital heart anomaly (Jul2017)... She has over 5000 level of protein. Is there a connection?

My sister has a LUPUS (Dec2016) and congenital heart anomaly (Jul2017)... She has over 5000 level of protein. Is there a connection?

????????????????: The information you have provided are not detailed enough to comment. You are welcome to start over with a detailed background information including type of lupus, type of heart defect & units of measure for any test cited. ...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

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My sister needs a kidney due to lupus and my father has had a kidney transplant due to his type 2 diabetes. What are my risks if I donate?

My sister needs a kidney due to lupus and my father has had a kidney transplant due to his type 2 diabetes. What are my risks if I donate?

Kidney transplant: There are two things to consider. Your risk of surgical complications which is relatively low, and your risk of needing a transplant yourself (due to diabetes or lupus) which worth discussion. You are 20x more likely to develop lupus since you have a sibling with lupus. You are also at a slightly higher risk of diabetes as well. You should go see dr. Louis cohen at cedars-sinai. 30yrs of experienc. ...Read more

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Daughter has lo %lymphs hi %gran. Rheum q6mo. Due to high ANA and other symptoms of lupus. No medication. Mom diagnosis w sle, sister sac lupus. What can cause this

Daughter has lo %lymphs hi %gran. Rheum q6mo. Due to high ANA and other symptoms of lupus. No medication. Mom diagnosis w sle, sister sac lupus. What can cause this

Autoimmune disorder: It is an autoimmune problem and is familial since others have it too. There are numerous causes: genetic, diet, viruses, even vaccines may contribute. I suggest that you see an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner as that can help with inflammation and recovery. Homeopathy can also help a great deal. ...Read more

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My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus. What should I do?

My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus. What should I do?

Not lupus!: Many people are diagnosed with lupus with positive anas and joint pain. Your son's presentation is quite atypical for sle. My instincts say he does not have sle, he is male and young, which in and of itself, quite rare. I suspect your son has not been seen by a doctor with rheumatology expertise. This is clearly not systemic lupus erythematosis. ...Read more

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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of?  

When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of?  

Kidney, etc: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with lupus are you automatically going to die?

I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with lupus are you automatically going to die?

See below: With newer treatments, lupus patients are living much longer than previous. Talk to your rheumatologist and see the lupus foundation of america's website for support groups and information. ...Read more

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I just found out I have lupus and fibromyalgia. Will I die with it or from it?

I just found out I have lupus and fibromyalgia. Will I die with it or from it?

Lupus: With good followup by endocrinologist & pcp, and with good control of symptoms, you are ok. ...Read more

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