What kinds of symptoms would suggest temporal arteritis?

There are many. Temporal arteritis (ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. It is an autoimmune process. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches, occur.

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What are the symptoms of temporal arteritis?

Headache, visual. Headache, segmental loss of vision, jaw pain, fever and fatigue are the major symptoms.
Symptoms of TA. Headache, the most common symptom, usually begins early in the course of the disease and is present in at least two-thirds of patients. Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries.

Symptoms of temporal arteritis should be what?

Multiple. Excessive sweating fever general ill feeling jaw pain that comes and goes loss of appetite muscle aches pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the scalp blurred vision double vision blindness weakness weight loss.
Headache. Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries.

Does temporal arteritis manifest any particular symptoms?

There are many. Temporal arteritis (ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Arteries of the head and neck are most commonly involved. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches.
Temporal arteritis. Headache, the most common symptom, usually begins early in the course of the disease and is present in at least two-thirds of patients. Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries.

Is it possible to have temporal arteritis at 24? I have a lot of the symptoms, I think.

Unlikely. Its rare in anyone under 55. if present it can lead to blindness. Check with your PCP.
CRAZYRARE if you did. Youngest case of path proven CLASSIC form of Giant Cell TA is age 17. Classic TA in anybody less than 50-55 would be publishable if proven & they'd be part of a group of maybe a dozen youngsters described over the past 80 years. Now, be aware there are 2 forms in young folks such as yourself. One is a BENIGN type (needs no treatment- Juvenile TA). Other is Classic Giant Cell TA (should treat).

How is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?

They could. But it would be very unusual or rare. So your evaluation will look first for more common things for your symptom complex and other factors.
It is! Despite your symptoms, temporal arteritis is not just clinical term, but also requires hard data (increased crp, evidence for arteritis by biopsy, or mra). If the basic data are missing, then you don't have it! Than god for not having that dx.

How can I get a dr 2listen to me about me about how my symptoms are the same as temporal arteritis I know im 2young but im so scared it will b 2 late?

Dr.\patient care. A qualified specialist can accurately diagnose whether or not you do have temporal arteritis. Most will also spend the time listening to and discussing the subject with you until you fully understand the results confirming or negating any diagnosis. After that it becomes a waste of your time and theirs. If you don't trust the dr, find another one. If you don't trust any, that's a separate issue.
Second Opinion. If you think that you may have temporal arteritis, it is imperative that you go see a doctor for a second opinion as soon as possible. Temporal arteritis should be considered a true neuro-ophthalmic emergency.

Is Temporal arteritis a symptom of lupus? Is there any connection?

Rare if possible. Temporal arteries is an inflammatory vasculitis that can obliterate the head blood vessels like the temporal artery (large sized). Systemic lupus can cause vasculitis & more often involves smaller caliber vessels in the kidneys, finger tips and organs. Medium sized arteries are rarely affected, & large vessels are not involved in lupus.