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A 25-year-old female asked:

Body aches off and on. pain fel in fingers, hands, thigh, calf, forearms, knees. no muscle weakness. 2 weeks now. 25 yo/f . what tests shld i ask for?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 74 years experience
Systemic arthralgias: You are a little old for JRA but the hunt begins with a physical of hands and feet, shin swelling? fever, weight loss, fatigue/ eye problems, heart problems, stiffness, local heat? Tests: Hand and spit x-ray including SI joints, rheumatoid panel blood tests. Pray that all these are negative and it is just an allergic reaction.
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Dr. Daniel Schwarz
Specializes in Pain Management
Multiple Pains: It is difficult to determine any single test, or series of tests based upon a short description. General pains require separation and an inciting event. 1) Type of pain; Sharp, stabbing or dull, deep toothache 2) What makes it better, 3) What makes it worse 4) Is it constant or intermittent? and 5) Severity based on a scale which is subjective. No test is definitive; the history is everything.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2018

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