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A 42-year-old female asked:

I am newly diagnosed with ra. can this disease cause pain not just in the joints but throughout the body?

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 69 years experience
Yes: New onset rheumatoid arthritis can cause morning stiffness, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and weakness, and a feeling like having the flu. With good treatment this can be better in a week or two.

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Last updated Nov 18, 2014

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