PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the symptoms of lupus?

ANSWER

The symptoms of lupus differ from one person to another. Some people have just a few symptoms, while others have many. In addition, there are many different symptoms of lupus because the disease can affect any part of the body. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Achy joints (arthralgia)
  • Unexplained fever (more than 100 F)
  • Swollen joints (arthritis)
  • Prolonged or extreme fatigue
  • Skin rash
  • Ankle swelling and fluid accumulation
  • Pain in the chest when breathing deeply (pleurisy)
  • A butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
  • Hair loss
  • Sensitivity to the sun and/or other light
  • Seizures
  • Mouth or nose sores
  • Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (Raynaud's phenomenon)

From: Lupus Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 7, 2019

SOURCES:

The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 7, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What problems can people with lupus have?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: