Adult with HSP should seek care of rheumatologist | To Your Good Health


Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 58-year-old female who was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura in July 2016.

With HSP, I had the telltale broken blood vessels and swelling in my legs, ankles and feet. Ever since the swelling subsided, I have experienced a constant burning sensation, worse below my breastbone and my abdomen. Other burning comes and goes in my back, my left side, the inside of my arms and wrists, and the bottom of my feet. The pain in my torso worsens after I eat.

A scope of my esophagus and stomach revealed undetermined irritation. I also have severe cramps in my legs if I stretch during the night. Little seems to be known about how this condition resolves itself in adults. What do I need to do? I’m not really…



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