Malar rash. Some common early symptoms are a malar or.
Early signs SLE. Include fatigue, photosensitivity, skin rashes, and joint pain. If the disease is more serious, you may have problems with your kidneys, heart, lungs, blood, or nervous system. Skin rashes are often an important clue to the diagnosis. For example the malar or butterfly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose.
Chest pain. Arthritis and chest pains are common first complints for luus, and raynauds with fingers turning blue in the cold for scleroderma.
It depends. There are several different symptoms that can appear, but it all depends on the patient.
I have lupus- diagnosed w/labs and symptoms. But had no antibodies positive- all were 0 except my ssa was 8 (0-40 is neg) & scl-70 was 3 (0-40 neg) should I be concerned about scleroderma? Very scared!
History & physical. Scleroderma is worth worrying about only if you are having raynaud's. Labs in rheumatology are numerous but are only useful as guides when there's more of the picture than you've shared. A lasting relationship with a rheumatologist who you trust is much better than overstudying labs. Glad you're proactive.
Rheumatologist.. .. You need to see a rheumatologist to sort out the lupus question. Lots of symptoms but zero lab evidence may not necessarily be lupus. Make sure diagnosis is right!
Does family history in first cousin (or other NON-first-degree relatives) increase risk for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, RA?
Yes. If you have autoimmune disease in your family - you are at increase risk to also develop Autoimmune diseases also seem to have a genetic component, but, mysteriously, they can cluster in families as different illnesses. For example, a mother may have lupus erythematosus; her daughter, diabetes; her grandmother, rheumatoid arthritis. Research is shedding light on genetic, as well as hormonal and environmental risk factors that contribute to the causes of these diseases.
Mom just developed raynauds at age 52 what's chances of her getting scleroderma? No other symptoms, has negative ANA, I am her daughter tho & have lupus
Very small. Many people who develop Raynaud`s disease never develop anything more. Scleroderma is very rarely genetically related. So may good fortune be yours.
Less chance. Since your mother has no other symptoms and ANA negative, she has primary raynaud disease and less chance to get sclerderma. The person with secondary raynaud disease have associated pre -existing conditions like -scleroderma or lupus.
Can telangiectasia be also a symptoms of lupus not just scleroderma? I have 3 tiny red dots on the back of my hand scared of sclero- I have lupus. I am very pale so maybe its not even telangiectasia?
Not an issue. Telangiectasia are not associated with lupus but with scleroderma or overlap syndromes. However, it is likely that 3 small red dots are not scleroderma or telangiectasia especially if you have no other features of that disease.
Highly unlikely. The amount of telangiectasias in connective tissue disease such as scleroderma is usually significant and is located on more than just a dorsal hand. The fact that you have 3 small dots (which may or may not be telang) indicate this is a highly unlikely possibility. Continue to follow with your rheumatologist at your regular visits.
Ana positive c3c low and low phosphate no symptoms of anything does this mean lupus or since ANA was nucleolar scleroderma or not necessarily auto immune issue?
Why the test? If you don't have symptoms of anything, why did you have the test in the first place? Tests should be ordered when there is a reasonable suspicion of disease through the questioning and physical examination. Having a positive ANA alone means nothing.
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.
I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in my head, neck and back.
See ortho. I presume you are already under the care of a rheumatologist. If you cannot get an answer from him, either get a 2nd opinion or consult an orthopedist. Having autoimmune disorders does not preclude you from getting the usually bone issues.
Mixed Picture. It would be very rare (but not impossible) to truly have both diseases together. It would be more likely to develop a so-called "overlap syndrome" in which you have a single autoimmune disorder that seems to borrow some features from each of these classic diseases without truly being purely one or purely the other.