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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have ra; synovitis caused soft-tissue swelling; x-rays show no abnormalities in bone. can i reverse joint enlargement?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: Early, aggressive treatment is helpful in RA to reduce the possible joint destruction. There are good medications now available, so you should see your rheumatologist to get started on something.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: This is the time when it is most essential to have the RA treated aggressively, before bony changes such as erosions occur. It is critical to see a rheumatologist.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2015

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