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Question for Dr. V
lupycakes posted:

Haven't been around for awhile - glad to see you are still here.

My question: Does lupus ever cause nodules or bumps near the knuckles or on the feet?? Or am I looking at adding yet another autoimmune disease to my growing list??? I really, don't want to have to start dealing with RA too.

Hope you have a great day and Thanks!

Lisa ( cake lady )
lisatru62 responded:
Bummer, I was just looking into that myself. I'm noticing hip and knee pain on my right side only. Not my usual aches and pains all over. Something entirely new. I don't have bumps on my hands or feet but that does sound like RA, deformity of the joints. Looks like another doctor visit is in your future.

Lupus can certainly suck at times, it opens the door to so many other autoimmune issues.

Good luck.

R Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, FACR responded:
Yes, it can absolutely cause the kind of nodules that you're describing.
lupycakes replied to lisatru62's response:
Thanks Lisatru62 - hope you feel better soon, too!

lupycakes replied to R Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, FACR's response:
Thank you!