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What All Can Cause Joint Pains In A Mid 20s Female Patient
Many things: No all joint pains are arthritis. These can also be muscle problems, bursitis, tendonitis - all of which can also cause joint pains. Clues include : are the areas tender to touch - then where is the tender area. Are there swollen joints - then which ones. Are the symptoms improved by exercise? Are the symptoms worse at night? If you look at the painful areas are there visuals. ...Read more
Is there a neurological condition that causes joint pain? I have ra, pain in multiple joints since mid-aug. Sed rate/crp nml. Per RA md pain is "neuropathic, " prescribed neurontin-not working.
Rhematoid arthritis: As an orthopedic surgeon who treats R.A. Patients (end stage usually for joint replacement), I would say that by definition R.A. Pts. Have joint pain because of the very nature of their diagnosis; generally not neuropathic (diabetic, for example). In my experience a negative rf, ana, etc. Early on is more common than not... Prob. A good phy. Exam to confirm dx. And nsaids would be most helpful. ...Read more
Have joint pain, stiffness, popping, low vit D & + ANAs in blood test. Also constant left side pain in mid abdomen that fluctuates in intensity??
My mid foot is killing me also I have ankle joint pain when laying down my foot and ankle goes numb sometimes its like a dull pain?
See below: Could have plantar fascitis playing a role which can cause pain to be referred to the ankle. ...Read more
Severe joint pain, sudden onset, traveling from hip, shoulder, jaw. Low to mid grade fever. Headache, fatigue. No injury. Debilitating pain. 9 days.
Close your computer: If this is as severe and sudden as you describe I suggest immediate medical evaluation and ether your private physician or local UC clinic. ...Read more
When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p
You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more
Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for?
Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a brand name for Diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken or applied to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic to reduce pain. It sounds as if it may have been prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Call your prescribing physician's office to confirm. ...Read more
Need clarify: There may be different reasons, but we need to know what joints, what makes it better, what makes it worse. Do you note it with specific activity. Are you able to play certain sports and not others? Do you joints swell? An evaluation is necessary to clarify your joint aches. ...Read more
I am a patient of leukaemia. I am having joint pains. What medicines should I take and how they will effect me.
Acute myelogenous l: The epicenter of immature blood cells production which are typical of this disease are in the bones. I don't think that it would be s stretch to imagine that the massive production of these atypical cells would result in bone and joint pain. These cells also lack the ability to fight off infection so that the immune system is compromized. ...Read more
I am a cml patient and I am getting imatinib mesylate 400mg daily now I am having joint pains and I am getting very weak... Prescribe some medicine.
You really need to: Coordinate this with your oncology team. They have a better grasp of your relatively complicated medical history, your other meds, what is safe to prescribe, and the dosing. We would really be overstepping boundaries if we were to start pain management exclusively via telemedecine. They know how your liver and kidneys are doing, and how all the drugs need to be juggled. Hang in there - stay strong ...Read more
What exercises are safe for a patient who had hysterectomy? She has psoriasis and joint pain also. Any recommended exercises please?
Pilates: I would recommend pilates from a certified instructor. The excercises can be adjusted for you and will add strength with out stess on your joints. ...Read more
If a patient with chronic psoriasis suddenly develops severe joint pain and pain in the thighs around the age of 40, what disease is indicated?
Orthopedist: Or a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: These are 3 distant symptoms which may or may not be related and all are associated with several different diseases. You would best be served by seeing your primary for evaluation. ...Read more
Chronic gastric and depression patient since 20_25 years, allergic rhinitis since past three years and now expeiencing joint pain since last year.
Consultation advised: Your symptoms are likely unrelated to a single disorder. Would like to give you specific advice but this Q & A box doesn't provide enough information. I suggest an online consult with a Health Tap physician. An INBOX Text consult would be best. Give a complete medical history and upload any pertinent studies or reports. Be available to respond to followup questions from the physician. ...Read more
How to get rid of joint pain (leg pain) incase of a glomerulonephritis's patient? She cannot walk properly.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate a patients joint pains, and refer to a rheumatologist and/or a physiatrist (pm&r doctor) if needed. Joint pains can be from many causes, such as auto-immune problems, osteoarthritis (due to wear and tear over the years), medication side effects, joint injuries, gout problems, etc... An orthopedic doctor can also help, depending on the type of joint problem. ...Read more
I am a sle patient taking 5mg prednisolone daily. I am going to gym now. No sle effects of joint pain. I am taking nutrilite protein now. Is that ok?
Hot moist: Packs, over counter zostrics (pepper ingredients)- see pcp about steroid injections after finding cause of pain ...Read more
What's the most likely cause of crepitus in multiple joints? I have it in my upper and mid back, neck, shoulders, wrists and ankles.
Spondyloartopathy: The spondyloarthropathies (spinal based arthritis) have in common sacroileitis and other joint arthritis. It occurs in a wide diversity of disorders, i.e., anklylosing spondylilitis, reiters enthesopathy, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, juvenile arthritis-you may not have any of these, just a mild form, but yearly follow-up with your doctor and reporting new symptoms is in order. ...Read more
CT said chronic changes cause mild mass effect on cord at 4 diff interspaces. Mild degen changes mid cerv facet joints. Mod narrowing of interspace.
How long for cellulitis of the hand (spread to mid wrist) 2 heal for a patient w a weakened immune system? Caused by blown vein post-IV. On cephalexin
TimeHealsAllWounds: Hard to say. Depends on the severity of the infection, whether the infection had extended inside the vein, the degree of your immunosuppression and the susceptibility of the infection to the cephalexin.Healing tends to be slower at first then accelerate as healing progresses. But for a very general ballpark estimate for you, expect the majority to heal over 2 weeks, then more over the next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
How do you know that you're hiv+? What are the symptoms, tests and treatment? Do HIV patients have joint pain? Scrotum discomfort/swollen testes veins?
See the doctor:
You need a clinical picture that suggest you have aids, this is given by a deficit in the immune system. An acute or subacute infectious clinical picture could be present, and with the appropiate history a number of test could be done, including HIV testing.
The way to know if HIV is + is testing or it. ...Read more
Depends on overall pulmonary and GI status:
if pancreatic insufficient:
-mucolytics such as pulmozyme
-chest physiotherapy to clear secretions
-nebulized antibiotics if chronic psuedomonas
-azithromycin if chronic pseudomonas
there are also other medications based on disease state. ...Read more
Patient dx'd w/non-alzheimer's dementia in mid-2010. Now in late stage. What is the rate of development of this illness on this pt?
Difficult to Say: Most people are diagnosed already in the moderate stages. From diagnosis most live about 12 years. You mention blood pressure so there may also be some vascular dementia mixed in. If health is otherwise ok, this individual could have a fair amount of time. Usually, when people stop walking & feeding them selves, they are near the end. Hope this helps. No matter what, make every day count! ...Read more
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