A 42-year-old female asked:
Intense joint pain in wrist, hands, shoulders. blood tests, esr at 28, crp at 14 and rf factor at 44. being referred to rheumy. likely to have ra?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: You are the right age and have the right symptoms and lab work. Rheumatology evaluation is still imperative to delineate what type of inflammatory arthropathy you have and dictate/recommend treatment.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2014
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