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Joint pain And high CRP What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

Joint pain
And high CRP   What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

? finding: Both CRP and ESR reflect inflammation but ESR is subject to more variations since it is affected by anemia , estrogen treatment etc. These two values usually correlate to each other and thus the discrepancy is puzzling. Talk to your rheumatologist about it. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What can causs knee heel ankle toe pain fatigue headaches bloodwork fine except 7.5 CRP 320 pos ANA?

What can causs knee heel ankle toe pain fatigue headaches  bloodwork fine except 7.5 CRP 320 pos ANA?

Several things: There are several issues that can cause these symptoms. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be positive in numerous other diseases. See a rheumatologist to establish a diagnosis and determine an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Ana+w/speck pat. 1:640. Sed rate elevated CRP ok. Cbc and metabolic and urine ok. Up back pain. Fatigue. Right flank pain. Lupus panel negatiive. ?

Ana+w/speck pat. 1:640. Sed rate elevated  CRP ok. Cbc and metabolic and urine ok. Up back pain. Fatigue. Right flank pain. Lupus panel negatiive. ?

Not related to SLE: I'm certain that this ANA is related to your symptoms. You have an elevated sedimentation rate, but there's two things you need to realize. At age 73 you can have a positive ama due to autoimmunity of aging. As we get older our normal level for the sedimentation rate also increases. A simple formula is half your age and for a woman +10. Thus for you your normal sedimentation rate could be 45. Your physician needs to evaluate these issues also. ...Read more

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What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

Many explanations: This constellation of symptoms is very non specific and could be due to one of several processes. Inflammation/autoimmune disease, infection, trauma or overuse, obesity, metabolic problems, medication induced,genetic disorders, excessive alcohol intake, vitamin deficiency, particularly vitamin D. The best course of action is to see or talk with a doctor to explore possibilities. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Pain in hand, knee joint, lower back, neck and muscle fatigue, wht it could b? Ra factor, serum c-reac= -ve, cbc, tsh, k, calcium, CPK all test normal

Polymyalgia?: You might have polymyalgia rheumatica, for which there is no diagnostic test. Obviously you are seeing a physician about this already, you should discuss possible diagnoses and what to do about them with him/her. ...Read more

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I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears. Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative. Could it be lupus or?

I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears.  Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative.  Could it be lupus or?

Lab data: Cannot comment on lab tests removed from the clinical assessment of a patient have no access to examine and extract full medical history. Lupus is less likely with negative ana, but not impossible. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue,  always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia? Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet. RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.

Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia?  Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet.  RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.

Lyme disease: Lyme disease especially when chronic may affect the heart. Patients can also have neurologic involvement such as a facial nerve or facial droop. Patient is may develop a chronic arthritis. It is reassuring that the test for rheumatoid arthritis is negative. There are newer tests that may be used to rule out any rheumatologic condition. I recommend that you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Joint pain in hands hgb is 8.9 ESR 36, no RA factor. Pain under ribs on both sides, prolactin serum 45 pain in legs, knees nd soles aftr restng, what?

Joint pain in hands hgb is 8.9 ESR 36, no RA factor. Pain under ribs on both sides, prolactin serum 45 pain in legs, knees nd soles aftr restng, what?

Inflammation: Elevated ESR is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. You are anemic, have multiple joint pains. Just because RA is negative does not mean you do not have some other type of arthritis or possible infection. You need to follow up with your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

How about...: HLA B-27 (I know you're not the typical gender), Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, CRP, Anti-DNA double stranded AB's? Any of those tests been run yet? Why are your fingers permanently flexed, Lupus Anticoagulant? ...Read more

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Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage. ?

Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage. ?

Get medical help: It sounds like you have many symptoms and abnormal blood tests that suggest something acute is going on. The doctor who ordered those tests should follow up immediately and direct the next step to investigate what is wrong, and that might even be a hospital admission. You should seek medical attention from your doctor or an urgent care facility to figure out what is going on and start treatment. ...Read more

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Experiencing chronic fever for 23 days, night sweats and pain under right ribs. High lymphs, low neutrophils, high alt/ast and elevated crp. Causes?

Experiencing chronic fever for 23 days, night sweats and pain under right ribs. High lymphs, low neutrophils, high alt/ast and elevated crp. Causes?

Please see MD: Any weight loss? Any nodes or lumps? How high is the fever? The trial of fever, night sweats and pain is worrisome and raise many questions. Infection might be a cause but malignancy should be ruled out. Do not hesitate.. ...Read more

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Sedimentation Rate (Definition)

A sedimentation rate is a lab test that can help to assess ...Read more