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Autoimmune Diseases With Morning Stiffness But No Swelling
What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.
None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis ...Read more
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
Are there other diseases besides RA and lupus that could cause severe morning stiffness, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches? Prednisone does not help
Is it possible to have systemic manifestations of ra- problems with eyes, vasculitis, rashes before problems with joints? Ana 1:160, anti ccp igg: 63
Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?
Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative. Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout. See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is morning stiffness more asociated with joints or muscles or tendons?And morning stiffness doesn't have to be seen swollen? Just pain n les rangemotin
What could cause severe joint pain hands/feet morning stiffness other than lupus or RA? My dr is stumped and 5 month wait for rheumatologist
Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In my late 30s with SLE with secondary sjogrens syndrome.Had symptoms for years.I have no organ involvement. Is the likelihood of this very minimal?
Prognosis of: both lupus and Sjogrens is unpredictable. If your condition is stable and well-controlled, it should continue that way indefinitely. Ask you rheumatologist for more specific advice, because there is tremendous case by case variation. ...Read more
Negative results for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, kidneys disease, thyroid disease, no protein in urine still having mild headache joint pain..etc?
Can sjogren's syndrome cause tightness in joints with no swelling and only mild moving joint pain?I have full range of joints but just feel tight.
Yes, swollen : Enthesitis or enthesiopathy is inflammation where tendons or ligaments insert into the bone. Recurring stress or inflammatory autoimmune disease can cause inflammation or occasionally fibrosis and calcification. One common site is at the heel, particularly the achilles tendon.It is associated with hla b27 arthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis. ...Read more
Just dx with lupus. I am losing hair joint pain tired at times elevated CRP protein urine. Is there a such thing as early stage disease? Will I flare?
Yes but: You may not be at the early stage. Contact your rheumatologist now to get the proper treatment before further organ damage occurs. ...Read more
Could fibromyalgia cause same symptoms as osteoarthritis in my knees.I have no swelling but some pain.?
Observe closely: Fibromyalgia classically affects soft tissue pain messengers (ligaments, muscles, skin, even blood vessels). Osteoarthritis affects bone. Because the knee is a complex structure comprised of both bone & soft tissue, it may be hard to distinguish. But do you have fibromyalgia--pain on both sides of the body and above & below the waist? ...Read more
Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.
Immune response: Rheumatic fever, a streptococcal infection causes the body to be "tricked" into producing an immune response to the body, in other words there is a cross reactivity of immune defenses whereby the cells responsible for immunity start to attack the body itself, and in this case major joints that result in what we call arthritis. It is nothing to take lightly and must be fought with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seronegative : Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are joint diseases which affect the spine and peripheral joints that are negative for rheumatoid factor. There are several of these including reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist can sort out which one and get you appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden onset acute polyarticular arthritis. Mild thrombocytopenia. Substantial swelling at knees, but also small joints hands feet. Mild fever, malaise, no skin invlmt. Happens every 10 yrs > hospital?
Outpatient.: If this is recurrent we already have some insight into what it is or at least what it has not been in the past. Don't see any reason for the hospital but sounds like you would benefit from rheumatology involvement and perhaps some routine lab studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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