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Dominica
A 26-year-old female asked:

Pain or stiffness in joints, e.g hip, waist, back, chest, made worse upon getting out of bed, sometimes painful bending. weight 240, height 5/8 female?

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Joint pain: Joint pain together with morning stiffness in a young female may be an indication of an underlying inflammatory disease. If your symptoms have lasted more than 6 weeks; you have stiffness in the mornings for more than 30 minutes; and you have any pain or tenderness over the small joints of the hands or feet, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do a consult if needed.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check it out: Excessive weight makes things worse. Many metabolic problems like thyroid or anemia. See your doc.

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