A 21-year-old female asked:
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my joints are sore mainly my knee is really sore and hurts when i stretch it out.dad has rheumatoid & osteoarthritis. could i have this? im 21.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Pain is one thing and pain and swelling are another. If there is joint swelling, the possibility of RA is much higher. See a rheumatologist for the answer.
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe : At age 21, osteoarthitis is unlikely. Because your father has ra, that might be a possibility in a 21 year old female. If you have morning stiffness, persistent soreness, and particularly if there is joint swelling, see a doctor. If there are still questions, consult a rheumatologsit.
Answered on Mar 13, 2016
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