Only blood tests organised by a doctor can demonstrate for certain whether or not your illness is attacking your kidneys. If it"s not doing so now, it"s still possible that it will do so in the future, so you should have these tests every few years. There are some other things you can watch out for which may indicate a problem, such as difficulty in passing urine, urine which is darker than normal or has a high specific gravity (your pharmacist may be able to give you a test kit for checking this at home), soreness in the lower back, nausea and dizziness. To look after your kidneys, always drink plenty of water and try to cut down your alcohol and caffeine consumption.
She sees a doctor every 2 months. I expressed my concern to him. He didn't think it would be a problem to have a TB test. I'm concerned.
Why are SLE lupus autoantibodies divided into organ specific and non-organ specific antibodies?
I have been diagnosed with ringworm by one doctor and diagnosed with lupus by another doctor, how can i know for sertain what i have before i take a drug that may harm me?
I am currently diagnosed with UCTD with a high probability of Lupus. No major organ involvement. For months i had a fever of 99-100 F, this eventually led to the diagnostic tests that revealed the high ANA titer, referral to Rheumatologist and diagnosis.
I am currently also dealing with colostridium difficile, or C. diff. It is exhausting to say the least.
Currently I have been off of the prescribed vancomycin for 9 days. I am having a small increase in BM and stomach bloating. I also have a 99.1-99.5F temp off and on throughout the day.
How can a physician determine if it is once again the lupus or autoimmune condition causing the raise in temp, or the c.diff?
Also, I seem to notice an increased temp during ovulation and premenstrually, would lupus have anything to do with this?
I seem to be having a hard time fighting off infection, and I imagine this too has to do with the autoimmune condition. My WBC is low (3.7)
How is lupus passed form person to person
A relative of mine was diagnosed with Lupus several years ago.
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