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Rheumatoid arthritis signs

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
Not usually: There are several blood tests that help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist to discuss the... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bone scan: Bone scan does not necessarily "light up" with Rheumatoid. However, this would depend on the activity of your disease. Given you are being treated it... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
For a good discussion of this as it is not possible to do so here is to go to uptodate.com and read THE BASICS and then BEYOND THE BASICS about rheuma... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Joint pain/swelling: The mayo clinic has a a good patient information article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Tender warm & stiff: Swollen joints. Morning stiffness that may last for hours, firm bumps of tissue under the skin on your arms (rheumatoid nodules). Fatigue, fever and... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It is a sign: Of an upper motor neuron lesion. It can be seen in a person with this problem the rheumatoid arthritis is a coincidence and not a result of....
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Vital signs are normal. Blood results vary from person to person but key tests include blood count, sed rate, CRP, rheumatoid factor and CCP antibody.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: A primary doctor, or a rheumatologist, can examine you and determine whether or not you have arthritis. Even if you do not have arthritis, you may st... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: If the rheumatoid arthritis is in remission, there will be no evidence of synovitis (synovial inflammation).
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Possibly: Autoimmune disease tends to have a hereditary component and RA is no exception. Do you have numbness and pain only with cold exposure? If so, this i... Read More

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