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A 44-year-old member asked:

If not lupus or r.a., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Too many to answer!: If you have persistent pain, see your physician, who may refer you if needed to a "rheumatology" specialist if needed. There are over 100 types of inflammatory arthritities. But if you are having joint swelling-see your doctor, because this stongly suggests inflammation, which always needs treatment! persistent joint pain with fatigue suggest arthritis which may need specific rx.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Seronegative : Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are joint diseases which affect the spine and peripheral joints that are negative for rheumatoid factor. There are several of these including reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist can sort out which one and get you appropriate treatment.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What can cause joint swelling, redness, warmth and pain?

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like)
Last updated Nov 3, 2016


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