A 57-year-old female asked:
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joints at the base of my fingers aare tight, painful to vend and very red. ciuld this be rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Could be RA needs medical attention for diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay seeing physician untreated RA is a relentless destructive condition with many excellent treatments.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: See fp for exam & testing for ra. Early diagnosis & treatment can help prevent deformities associated with advanced ra.
Answered on Aug 3, 2016
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