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What are the symptoms of potential lupus?

I began college 9 weeks ago and I am two hours away from home. I play basketball for my college and one day about six weeks ago my ankle began hurting after weights. I stopped conditioning after seeing my trainer and I was out for five weeks. The pain did not go away even after spending a week in a boot. The pain is uncommon to me though I have sprained my ankle multiple times and broken it once. It will stop hurting for a couple of days and then for four or five days in a row it is very swollen and painful and there seems to be no source. I began practicing again two weeks ago and I had to go to the ER four days after I started practicing due to a very swollen lymph node. At the ER they found a condition called Rhabdomyolysis which is my skeletal muscles breaking down and releasing a substance into my kidneys, as you probably already know. I don t think it is a condition that you are predisposed to again after you do it once though. I have been extremely fatigued lately, my body aches and my ankle has continued to hurt. I am seeing an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow but I was wondering if there could be a connection between all of my problems. Could it possibly be an auto immune disease? My mother has Lupus so I would think I could be predisposed to have one. I have looked it up and I have many common auto immune disease symptoms.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014
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you should definitely be seeing a rheumatologist,
cosidering that you have a family history of lupus, an arthritis definitely needs to be ruled out.
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What are the symptoms of potential lupus?

you should definitely be seeing a rheumatologist, cosidering that you have a family history of lupus, an arthritis definitely needs to be ruled out.