can LuPus cause swollen gums?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by carebelle, May 30, 2006.

  1. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    can lupus cause swollen gums ?
  2. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Dear Carebear,
    I don't have Lupus, but I do have swollen gums. They get that way whenever my immune system is low.

    My gums swell in 4 places, then the selling "pops" and they are left raw. With me, the cause is bone marrow infections created by poorly done root canals. I had this verified by nuclear scans and a biopsy.

    I would be really interested to see what others say about this.

    Hugs,
    Terry
  3. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    but IMHO any autoimmune disease can. It's an inflammatory response.

    When I had my first big Crohn's flare up my gums got all swollen and red, plus mouth ulcers.

    I had IV SoluMedrol (steroid) that got rid of it (and the other symptoms)

    Michelle