Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I might have lupus.
  • I have lupus, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have lupus, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I might have lupus.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 04, 2018

  1. Are my symptoms a sign of lupus?
  2. Is there a test for lupus?
  3. What causes lupus, and what parts of the body are affected?
  4. What other conditions could I have that are similar?
  5. Are there different kinds of lupus? Which do I have?
  6. Can lupus be treated?
  7. What is the prognosis?

I have lupus, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 04, 2018

  1. Would an over-the-counter or prescription medication help?
  2. How will I know if my treatment for lupus is working?
  3. What else can I do to ease the symptoms of lupus?
  4. Do lupus symptoms tend to come and go? Will they get worse over time?
  5. Can any tests tell how lupus is affecting different parts of my body?

I have lupus, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 04, 2018

  1. Is my lupus getting worse?
  2. Should I change medication?
  3. Should I consider consulting other specialists?
  4. Should I consider enrolling in a clinical trial for lupus treatments?
  5. What can I do to be as active as possible even with lupus?