A 45-year-old female asked:
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my rheumatoid factor went from 29 to. 53. could this be mild start to rheumatoid arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: A CCP antibody is a much better test but your symptoms could suggest RA. See a rheumatologist to establish a diagnosis and begin treatment. Intense inflammation limited to the feet can also suggest gout.
Answered on Feb 2, 2015
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