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Are there last stages of rheumatoid arthritis?

Are there last stages of rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Without treatment end stage RA manifests with severe crippling deformities and loss of function in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, toes, and even in the neck. The most severe cases involve lung, eye, cardiac, skin, kidney, nerves, and intestines. All these organs can fail causing death. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I'm resmi, for last 3 years i'm suffering from a disease rheumatoid arthritis.Now also my health not good .?

I'm resmi, for last 3 years i'm suffering from a disease rheumatoid arthritis.Now also my health not good .?

Right treatment : If you have rheumatoid arthrtis manybtherapies are verybeffective now days for the control of rheumatoidbarhrtitis . You need tomfind the rightbrheumatologistb. ...Read more

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How long does the average juvenile rheumatoid arthritis flare up usually last?

How long does the average juvenile rheumatoid arthritis flare up usually last?

Each different: There are a variety of differ scenarios. It depends on the type of activity, the type of juvenile arthritis, and the type of therapy. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor I have rheumatoid arthritis. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor I have rheumatoid arthritis. Is that ok?

You should tell him: It turns out most people who tell their doctor they have rheumatoid arthritis don't really have it. In other words, a lot of people think they have rheumatoid arthritis but don't. Hopefully you are in that situation. Normally the medications you take for rheumatoid arthritis would alert him that you have that. If you have redness, hot, stiffness in your joints see your doctor again about it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.

Various: There are many symptoms associated with this condition. The most common are pain, fatigue, and brain fog. Whether you have this disorder can be determined by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause my scalp to be sore for this last week? I do have Rheumatoid arthritis, but I can't touch my head from soreness.

What could cause my scalp to be sore for this last week? I do have  Rheumatoid arthritis, but I can't touch my head from soreness.

Nonspecific : Could be a skin problem related or unrelated to hair follicles. Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. May need a dermatology referral. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Last week i had a miscarriage, i was 7 weeks pregnant. When should I try it agan before i get pain because i also have rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks..!

Last week i had a miscarriage, i was 7 weeks pregnant. When should I try it agan before i get pain because i also have rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks..!

Pregnancy - RA: Good question. They say the best pain relief for RA in women is to be pregnant. With a miscarriage that can be difficult in itself to deal with. My honest answer is when "you" are ready. Our bodies are wonderful machines - when it ready it will happen again. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more