3 doctors weighed in:

What are the things that make doctors think a person could have lupus?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiorgan SLE

Typically, persons with systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) report joint swelling and pain.
Others have a characteristic facial rash on both sides of their nose called a malar or "butterfly" rash. Some persons develop sharp chest pains that worsen with breathing call pleuritic pains. Sle can efffect kidneys, liver, brain and many other organs.

In brief: Multiorgan SLE

Typically, persons with systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) report joint swelling and pain.
Others have a characteristic facial rash on both sides of their nose called a malar or "butterfly" rash. Some persons develop sharp chest pains that worsen with breathing call pleuritic pains. Sle can efffect kidneys, liver, brain and many other organs.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Thank
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lupus

Common complaints and symptoms include fatigue, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches, hair loss (alopecia), arthritis, ulcers of the mouth and nose, facial rash ("butterfly rash"), unusual sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity), inflammation of the lining that surrounds the lungs (pleuritis) and the heart (pericarditis), and poor circulation to the fingers and toes with cold exposur.

In brief: Lupus

Common complaints and symptoms include fatigue, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches, hair loss (alopecia), arthritis, ulcers of the mouth and nose, facial rash ("butterfly rash"), unusual sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity), inflammation of the lining that surrounds the lungs (pleuritis) and the heart (pericarditis), and poor circulation to the fingers and toes with cold exposur.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors