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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unexpected: Unexpected. Check for rheumatoid. Some physicians believe that individuals with pr can have arthritis, but i don't believe it.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: People with polymyalgia rheumatica can develop hand pain. Some people with polymyalgia rheumatica also go on to develop rheumatoid arthritis, which ca ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Polymyalgia: Common symptoms are pain and stiffness, usually starting suddenly over a few days period of time. The areas affected are neck, shoulders, arms, hips ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: The sed rate is sometimes done wrong by labs and I am not sure I would trust the C-reactive protein. If your temporal arteries are tender, treat in sp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is associated with severe pain and stiffness ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
See below : Pmr is a disorder characterized by muscle pain, often around the shoulders & hips. Often seen in late middle aged or elderly individuals. It can be as ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
CAUSE: UNKOWN: It is a Inflammatory disease of Connective tissue and musculoskeletal system. Involving morning stiffness, aches and pains mostly of Shoulder and hip ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Immune disorder: Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an autoimmune-type disorder which affect mostly people older than 50.Frequently starts in the shoulders or neck w/pain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Overlapping: They may occur separately or together.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Polymyalgia rheumatica usually is a condition in people greater then 50. It causes stiffness and pain in muscles and joints including the shoulders, u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Trust your rheumatologist or get a second opinion. Lupus is also very possible.
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A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is most the likely one. Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you desc ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Fibromyalgia is probably the most common, but confusion with rheumatoid arthritis does occur.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
No: It's not contagious at all. It is not an infection.
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A member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, no ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: Although arthritis is a common finding in lupus, not all patients with active lupus will have arthritis. If arthritis was an initial symptom of lupus ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tea ... Read More
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