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04/01/2009 01:50 PM

Weird symptoms

dusty
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Does anyone get a motly redish discolouration on the palms of their hands? Completely different from this-I intermittently get swelling of feet/ankles and puffy eyes. Is this a symptom of RA? Pain in left kidney area and burning pain in left bladder area and always red blood detected in urine but no infection present. I presented to emergency in extreme pain in this area just before Christmas and tests showed red blood cells in urine but no infection, so they did an ultrasound for kidney stones=none). Settled down but a constant ache continues around my left kidney area. Additionally, my calcium and vitamen D is low (been on supplement for this over the last 6 months but latest test say calcium is still low)

I have had some very weird symptoms over the last few months. My specialist ordered 24 hr urine test last week and I now have to go back to my GP as apparently this has turned up with some abnormalities. Can all this be rlated to RA? I am starting to question if there is something else going on.

Thanks in advance

Dusty

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04/01/2009 02:46 PM
gettingoldsucks
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Dusty, from my experience, the pee collect (I just did it 2 weeks ago) is checking for abnormalities for kidney disease and creatinine levels for lupus. Your doc's being thorough cuz of the low vits and blood in urine. i haven't had the blood (no reason was found) since 2006. Now i get solid white stools. I also get a red dotted rash under the skin in the palms of my hands and bottom of feet when flares are bad. Doc says it is probably autoimmune related.

On the other hand, ask to be checked for Celiacs. It can also cause everything you mentioned and is not uncommon with RA. Try not eating anything for a couple days or just fresh fruits and veggies and see if the kidney pain area subsides.

Good luck at the GP. I pray for you that it's not bad news.

Hugs


04/02/2009 01:12 PM
dusty
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Thanks it is good to have some explanation and a little bit more experential informatio. The longer this goes on the more wierd symptoms appear.They seem to be so diverse in nature that you wonder how it can all be related, but I am finding out that this part and parcel of being autoimmune related. Lupus - I don't know a lot about. How do kidney symptoms relate to Lupus? Wouldn't he have found indication of Lupus in a blood test?

Dusty


04/02/2009 04:01 PM
gettingoldsucks
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Alot of the blood markers for RA and Lupus are same or close. Neither can be DX'd just by bloodwork. One of the defining symptons for Lupus once you have the blood markers is kidney problems. Blood and protein in urine being early symptons. it's also not uncommon for people's AI DX's to change over time as they present with more symptons and changes in test results. It's also not uncommon to end up with more then one AI disease.

When do you see the doc for results?

Hugs


04/04/2009 09:46 PM
dusty
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Thankyou that information is good to know. I guess I have only got bits and peices of info and because new symptoms keep emerging the specialist is really responding to these as they occur and investigating them further. Has been frustrating (the not knowing) and sometimes there are so many symptoms that I am not game to tell the doc for fear he will think I am a hypocondriach. My appointment is this week and once I find out what the abnormality is with my results I can take it from there. Thanks for the info and support. It becomes a little clearer when you can talk to someone and get the laymans version.

Thanks again

Dusty


08/10/2012 08:34 AM
susiq
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I realize that I'm a little late to this discussion but I found this like and thought it might help. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lupus/AN01267

It's just basic info but it's a start. Also, I have Celiac and I have had all the symptoms you have discribed however I do not have RA.

I hope you're feeling better!

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