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Can acute arthritis pains cause low grade fevers?

Can acute arthritis pains cause low grade fevers?

Depends : That would depend on what type of "arthritis" you mean. In degenerative arthritis, you would not have fever. In immune-related arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis or gout, you can have fever but it's not due to the pain but due to an activated immune system. ...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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Please help me understand how/why SED rate & CRP can be very low or 0 despite active inflammation (confirmed acute arthritis & pancreatitis)? Thanks

Please help me understand how/why SED rate & CRP can be very low or 0 despite active inflammation (confirmed acute arthritis & pancreatitis)? Thanks

These are as follows: Sed rate is an indicator for inflammation, infections and may not be increased in degenerative disease of JOINTS.CRP is specific for infection. In your case normal values are not unusual, but the SED rate, should be elevated to the high side of normal. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Hurts to sit/stand/sleep.MRI showed DDD & acute arthritis. 2 nerve block injections. Still in constant pain. What else could it be?

Lower back pain. Hurts to sit/stand/sleep.MRI showed DDD & acute arthritis. 2 nerve block injections. Still in constant pain. What else could it be?

DDD: What you have is lumbar degenerative disc disease and this is because the disks in your lumbar spine which are the cushions are constantly irritated and the nerves with in the disks cause pain. You should probably see an orthopedic surgeon who will probably send you for something called discography which will help to identify which disks are bad and if the injections have not helped you then you mwhat you have is lumbar degenerative disc disease and this is because the disks in your lumbar spine which are the cushions are constantly irritated and the nerves with in the disks cause pain. You should probably see an orthopedic surgeon who will probably send you for something called discography which will help to identify which disks are bad and if the injections have not helped you then you may be a candidate for a lumbar fusion ...Read more

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Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?

Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?

Mgt/workup: Your symptoms may be related to a viral illness, including influenza. If your joints are swollen or red, I would suggest a visit with your doctor. If you have a sore throat, then a strep test can be obtained at that time. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause headaches and fevers?

Can arthritis cause headaches and fevers?

Yes: Depends on what kind of arthritis you may have. Inflammatory types of arthritis can cause fevers. Headaches are common in all kinds of arthritis usually due to neck problems. Suggest seeing a rheumatologist to determine if you have an inflammatory arthritic condition and possibly a spine specialist to evaluate your neck as well. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more