I may have henoch schonlein purpura, need confirmation and advice?

Here’s when it all started. I was 14 years old and I noticed millions of red spots all over my legs from the knees down. Me and my mom were worried on what it was so we went to the ER and they said possibly it was henoch schonlein purpura but they didn’t diagnosis me with it. I am now 18 years old and they still haven’t gone away. One doctor told me it would go away on its own so it did a week later and then another week passes by and then they come back. I get bad joint pain in my ankles and knees I’ve only gotten the rash from my knees down and I get stomach pain and just recently I noticed blood in my urine. The picture I have uploaded it 3-4 days after they have shown up on my legs they get blood red.



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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

In my opinion it is henoch schonlein purpura, sorry to inform you that ..
You need a urine taste..kidney function test and CBC to make sure there is no complications..then follow up..
Regards.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
Glomerulonephritis can occur with henoch schonlein purpura , so I recommend kidney function test ,
After you take care of your kidney you can then take an immune suppressant drug
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi,
yes ,this is HS purpura.
Get a bone marrow test done.
immunosupressant drugs along with symptomatic treatment is recommended.
Get bleeding time.clotting time and prothrombin time done.
Consult a hematologist.
thanks

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Typical HSP..
Rash in legs , joint pain , kidney affection
U NEED ti do kidney follow up and monitor the kidneys v closely
Most of the time it resolves alone within feww weeks with recurrence rate wuthin the same period , mostly no ttt needed , but u may need pain killers, angiinflammatory drugs upto steroids if needed..
Consult an immunologist..

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