A 35-year-old female asked:
cause? joints (fingers, shoulders, hip, knees) hurt for year+. light headed, dizziness, losing hair are other problems. ana negative. wbc 4.7 rbc 3.86
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Dr. Rowlin Lichter answered
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RA: RA often has negative tests. Your age puts you in the danger zone. Careful x-rays of your SI joints & hands may help. Your response to NSAIDs should be positive but not a cure. Look for bumps on the leg and sides of the fingers You are a bit anemic so check the reason for that. That may give us a hint. Iritis is often associated. RA has many cousins like lupus, , psoriatic and other arthritides.
Answered on Feb 6, 2016
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