What Causes Lupus?

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I DONT KNOW IF IS LUPUS I HAVE THE DOCTOR SAY IS NOT SURE BUT HE SOW SOMETHING WIRE IN MY BLOOD TEST. THAT. INDICATE IS. SYMPTOMS OF LUPILUS. HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE AND HE SEND TO ME TO DO ANOTJE BLOOD TEST, NEXT MONTH
Lupus diagnosis is difficult. No one test can diagnose lupus. Doctors need a combination of blood tests, imaging tests, physical exams to get the diagnosis. The blood and urine tests can include: Complete blood count. This test measures the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets as well as the amount of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells. Results may indicate you have anemia, which commonly occurs in lupus. A low white blood cell or platelet count may occur in lupus as well. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This blood test determines the rate at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a tube in an hour. A faster than normal rate may indicate a systemic disease, such as lupus. The sedimentation rate isn't specific for any one disease. It may be elevated if you have lupus, an infection, another inflammatory condition or cancer. Kidney and liver assessment. Blood tests can assess how well your kidneys and liver are functioning. Lupus can affect these organs. Urinalysis. An examinat
Do lupus cause dark spots on your skin?
Lupus doesn't cause dark spots/pigments on skin.
Yes it can....Lupus can affect ALL parts of the body, including skin.  There are different types of Lupus..including one that affects the skin. LSE being the worse can affect ANY/ EVERY part part of the body.  Organs, bones, muscles, skin, etc.  I have SLE as well as a host of illnesses that branch off from Lupus including spots on my skin.
Agree. From the research I have done, I know lupus could affect the skin, and skin rash is a sign of DLE, although many patients of DLE don't have it. I also found that people with SLE could develop DLE. It seems that lupus sufferers are still subject to many diseases.
What is DLE?
discoid lupus erythematosus, a form of lupus
Yes
I have lupus with blue/purple blisters on my skin
It might be due to SLE, but not necessarily. Sometimes SLE can also have concurrent disorders such as purpura. On the other hand, you have to consider the possibility of virus infection.
I DONT KNOW IF IS LUPUS I HAVE THE DOCTOR SAY IS NOT SURE BUT HE SOW SOMETHING WIRE IN MY BLOOD TEST. THAT. INDICATE IS. SYMPTOMS OF LUPILUS. HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE AND HE SEND TO ME TO DO ANOTJE BLOOD TEST, NEXT MONTH
Lupus diagnosis is difficult. No one test can diagnose lupus. Doctors need a combination of blood tests, imaging tests, physical exams to get the diagnosis. The blood and urine tests can include: Complete blood count. This test measures the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets as well as the amount of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells. Results may indicate you have anemia, which commonly occurs in lupus. A low white blood cell or platelet count may occur in lupus as well. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This blood test determines the rate at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a tube in an hour. A faster than normal rate may indicate a systemic disease, such as lupus. The sedimentation rate isn't specific for any one disease. It may be elevated if you have lupus, an infection, another inflammatory condition or cancer. Kidney and liver assessment. Blood tests can assess how well your kidneys and liver are functioning. Lupus can affect these organs. Urinalysis. An examinat
I love this answer because you tell people what to look for in life when they have Lupus
Do lupus cause dark spots on your skin?
Lupus doesn't cause dark spots/pigments on skin.
Parents to note:

The intravenous drug Benlysta (belimumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with lupus, a chronic disease that triggers inflammation and damages tissues and organs throughout the body.
I have lupus today was told have slow colon what happens with the two
Do you have constipation?

Lupus is a disorder accompanied by small vessel vasculitis including mesenteric vasculitis. Therefore, when it involves the gastrointestinal system, the intestine and colon may contract slowly, causing the stool to move slowly.
MY mom has Lupus and she is always in pain and has to take medicine. I try my best to help my mom around the house. When she is in bad pain she gets butterfly rashes that are scary. She non-stops fighting everyday and I believe that you guys can be as strong as my no is.There is unfortunately no cure for Lupus but doctors are still trying as hard as they can to really and truly find the cure. My mom also gets finger pains, her hands swell up to were she needs to take off her ring because her rings will make her hands hurt more. I sand-by and wait for the day they find a cure for Lupus. I fight for everyone who has lupus!!!!! If you start finding rashes such as butterfly rashes or your fingers swelling or not's in your back see your doctor ASAP!!!!!!I believe if my mom can go trough the pain and still have a wonderful family so can you. Lupus is very difficult, they have to run plenty of test and imaging test and physical exams to get diagnosed with lupus.
Hi, there! You don’t know how happy I am to see such an encouraging comment like yours! I myself was diagnose with this terrifying disease 10 years ago. Back then, I was just a teenage girl. My parents took me to different hospitals for a cure, only to get almost the same answer from those doctors that it was mission impossible to hope for something as a cure for lupus. I’ve been feeling depressed these years because even if I took meds, they could merely suppress the symptoms temporarily. I don’t know what else I can do to achieve my teenage dreams. The symptoms I suffer from have already torn me apart. And I’ve been drifting around for a while. Seeing me living like a ghost, my parents seem to have already given up on me. Sometimes, I have this suicidal thought spinning in my head cause I don’t wanna be the burden of my family any longer. But your mom’s story just raised me up! Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s really touching, indeed!
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