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Bunion Ankles Joint Pain Elevated Sed Rate
Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.
No: It will not elevate the sed rate and crp. The joint pain of severe hypothyroidism is low grade and not excruciating. There is another cause and it isn't thyroid. See a rheumatologist. The one exception is an increased risk of pseudogout which can cause major pain but is unlikely to involve the ankles. ...Read more
Ra13 yrs, 25mg methotrexate weekly since may 2005; diffuse joint pain since aug., min. Swelling r ankle x 2 wks, sed rate/crp nml, no response to steroids, see new doc 12/4. Is this osteoarthritis?
Joint pain in knees,left ankle & left elbow. I'm 32 & my c-reactive was 1.4, RA factor <10, uric acid 4.7, sed rate 6, pos ANA 1:40 homogeneous. Clue?
Sed rate 65, anemeic, recently panic attacks, and lupus anticoluglant elevated ( 8.2) also severe joint pain?
Abnormal labs: Best to review results of lab with the physician that ordered them. ...Read more
It is not specific: The erythrocyte sedimentation is a measure inflammation that is not specific to joint pain, so it is possible to have a normal "sed rate" and still have joint pain. Secondly, the sed rate is not the most sensitive measure of inflammation. The c-reactive protein is a measure that responds more readily to the presence and absence of inflammation for any reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 49 and found out my sed rate is 39. I have joint pain and swelling. I also have small fiber neuropathy. Is this something to worry about?
What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit, confusion, memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.
Ra for 13yr controlled w/methotrexate 25mg weekly since may 2005. Diffuse joint pain since aug., sed rate/crp normal, no swelling, ruled out neuropat
Severe joint pain in hands and feet and morning stiffness. Sed rate is norm. So no inflammation. So why do they hurt?
Don't assume ...: That there is no joint inflammation because sed rate is normal. It's unclear from your note how long you have been experiencing severe joint pain; in the early stages of joint inflammation the sed rate may be normal and even the finding of joint swelling can be subtle. You are in the age group in which Rheumatoid Arthritis may occur. A more sensitive marker for inflammation is the CRP; ask MD. ...Read more
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