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intermittent joint swelling

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fluid within joint: Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis, injury: Arthritis, injury, many causes; see rheumatologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Joint swelling: Many diseases may cause this: degenerative arthritis, synovitis, septic joint, superficial infection, tumor, fracture, etc.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Because yoga can increase flexibility and strengthen muscles, it can help take strain off the joints. Although this does not directly "fix" the joint ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like)
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis : If you are experiencing severe pain and joint swelling, you should see your podiatrist who may then refer you to a rheumatologist if needed to rule ou ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but: Yes, but not usually as the only symptoms. Other viruses like parvovirus b19 are more likely to cause joint symptoms without other symptoms.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Joint swelling, pain, and redness sounds more like arthritis than fibromyalgia. A rheumatologist could help clarify what's going on with you.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple causes: Any of the types of arthritis can affect the hands and cause swelling. Gout, infection and many other possibilites. Seek the opinion of your physici ... Read More

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