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   Posted 11/8/2012 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
So my rhumey diagnosed me with subacute-cutaneous lupus.  about 3 weeks ago I noticed what I thought to be a bruise on my upper hip but it hasnt gone away and now I'm wondering if it could possibly be skin cancer.  I called my rhumey but his nurse told me to see my family doctor, my appointment is in one week!
I'm not really scared but it is concerning me a little bit...anyone know anything about my type of lupus?
Thanks for reading, patty sad
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   Posted 11/8/2012 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't think of any skin cancer that would look like a bruise. Sometimes people with Lupus heal a bit slower than others. I suspect your bruise is just a bruise.
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   Posted 11/8/2012 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, I do hope so but thing is that I don't remember hitting or bummping into anything. But then again I do work in a factory where anything is possible. Thanks for putting my mind at ease...Patty
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   Posted 11/17/2012 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
With Lupus you can get these all the time... never have to really hit something just bump something will do it, it's very commen. I get them all the stinking time! I bet thats what it is. Us Lupies bruise like crazy.

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   Posted 12/8/2012 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Well my MD. said the "stain" was a side effect from the plaquinil. I can rest easy now.
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   Posted 8/20/2013 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading what all of yall are writing about lupus. I want to ask so many questions. However, both of my hands hurt so badly it is all I can do to write this short note. I am Cathy and I will be back and to meet the new members....regards and a big Texas yeehaw..Cathy
I am 62 years old. I was diagnosed with clinical depression 30 yrs. ago. Followed by: Fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Neuropathy in both feet and lower legs for 8 years. Recently have neuropathy like burning in both hands and arms, possibly from damage to my neck.. I was diagnosed with diabetes about 4 months ago so my neuropathy is still diagnosed as idiopathic. Fibro and CFS.

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   Posted 8/20/2013 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Cathy.
Do you take gabapentin for your neuropathy?
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