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Old 01-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: concord, AR USA
Posts: 7
justamom1999 HB User
How Can I Find Out If I Have Lupus?

I have been having issues for a long time. I have periods of time when I feel better...then I start feeling real bad. I am right now dealing with chest pain and major abdominal swelling. My elbows and knees hurt. I have a slight rash on my cheeks and nose. My great grandma had lupus and my cousin has it also. So it does run in my family. I have had testing done...CT scans and ultrasounds of my abdomen. I do have some lesions on my liver that will be checked again in April. I also had colon polyps removed a little over a year ago and will be having a colonoscopy next month. I had my gall bladder removed in October of 2011 because it had quit working. I don't know if any of this even matters. I feel like I have symptoms of lupus. I've heard it's very hard to diagnose. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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