United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 35-year-old female asked:
when my rehoumathoid arthritis makes my joints swell up with fluid and double in size, i seem to put on 5lb in weight? is it the fluid?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly: If your swelling is that significant, there certainly could be enough fluid in/around the joints to account for the additional weight that you're noticing.
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Could be: Joint swelling may interfere with venous and lymphatic return, resulting in fluid retention.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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