How to Test for Lupus
Ava Meena
Ava Meena
October 29, 2018
A lupus diagnosis is made by a clinical evaluation in combination with lab tests. If you believe you have lupus, here's how to test for lupus.

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Lupus Symptoms

12 Lupus Symptoms to Be Aware Of

The most common lupus symptoms include fatigue, muscle aches, fever, rashes, mouth sores, joint pain, anemia, hair loss, and chest pain.
262 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on July 18, 2018
Lupus Fatigue

Fatigue and Lupus: The Many Different Kinds of Exhaustion

There are many different ways that lupus fatigue can manifest from experiencing a lupus flare to sleep issues. Here are some ways to manage lupus fatigue.
1.9k found this helpful by Ava Meena on March 13, 2018
Lupus Chest Pain

Empower Yourself By Understanding Lupus Chest Pain

The first time people experience lupus chest pain they rush to the ER fearing the worst, but once you know how to identify it, you can feel more empowered.
1.5k found this helpful by Anna Scanlon and Krystina Ostermeyer on October 16, 2017
Lupus Rash

Living With Lupus Skin Rashes

There are four different kinds of rashes that can occur with lupus. Lupus warriors Elena Anciro and Barbara Leech discuss their experiences with lupus rash.
2.0k found this helpful by Barbara Leech and Elena Anciro on March 22, 2017
Lupus and Anemia

How Lupus Could Be Causing Your Anemia

How are lupus and anemia connected? Anemia affects about half of all people with lupus. Fatigue is usually the first symptom, and is also the most common.
320 found this helpful by Barbara Leech on December 14, 2016
Infographic The Link Between Restless Legs Syndrome and Lupus

The Link Between Restless Legs Syndrome and Lupus

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, often occur together — however, the reason for this is not entirely clear.
by NewLifeOutlook Team on November 15, 2016
Video 6 Lesser Known Symptoms of Lupus video

6 Lesser Known Symptoms of Lupus

Most people already know about the joint pain, fatigue, and rashes that lupus causes, but there are some other symptoms that aren't as well known.
346 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on May 25, 2016
Infographic lupus and anxiety infographic

Defeat Your Lupus Anxiety Right Now

Many chronic illness sufferers experience anxiety. It could be a pre-existing condition, but in many cases it is due to their pain and stress.
328 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 26, 2016
Understanding and Managing Lupus Headaches

Understanding and Managing Lupus Headaches

What are lupus headaches? A headache specific to lupus sufferers is still debated by some in the medical profession and within the rheumatology community.
1.5k found this helpful by Barbara Leech on March 28, 2016
Lesser Known Lupus Symptoms

6 Lesser Known Lupus Symptoms

There are a few lesser known lupus symptoms that many lupus patients are not aware may occur or don’t know to look out for. These are a few of them.
690 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on June 29, 2015
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