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proximal interphalangeal joint swelling

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paavani Komanduri
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Unlikely: At your age arthritis is unlikely. It could be due to a number of factors. Commonly I've seen it when hold pens or pencils too tight
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Ra is very unlikely when a single finger is involved. Is the finger swollen? Is there an area of tenderness? It could something simple such as tendin ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Many possibilities: First need to know if there is any swelling or morning stiffness or other signs of inflammation. It sounds doubtful that this is ra. At the age of 2 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 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 female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Immune arthritis: An immune mediated arthritis is one of the major criteria of rheumatic fever.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
14 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Autoimmune or Lyme : Various issues like rheumatologic diseases, thyroid or infectious like lyme- get evaluated by your doctor.

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