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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. 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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Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.

Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.

Chest lymph nodes: Lymph nodes on cxr/ct scan & symptoms sound like sarcoidosis , TB or lymphoma. You need bronchoscopy by lung doctor for tissue diagnosis. The treatment depends on tissue specific diagnosis. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What could cause headache and fever?

What could cause headache and fever?

Headche and fever: Most importantly that meningitis needs to be ruled out, then sinusitis or any fever cause may be associated with headache. ...Read more

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Does gout cause a fever or headaches?

Does gout cause a fever or headaches?

Possibly: While not all cases of gout cause fever and headaches, it is seen in some patients. This is especially important to note as the "gout" attack may not be gout at all and possibly a infected arthritis or septic (infected) joint. These require medical attention. A headache with gout is generally not associated unless fever is involved. ...Read more

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What could cause a recurring fever / headache every few weeks?

What could cause a recurring fever / headache every few weeks?

Fever recurring: Unexplained recurring fever should always be investigated to rule out significant disease. Call your doctor to report this. ...Read more

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Why does headache cause fever?

It does not: The fever may be a response to a certain pathogen that also causes headaches. The headache itself is a symptom, and fever can be another component symptom. ...Read more

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What would cause a fever and an extreme headache?

What would cause a fever and an extreme headache?

Infection: There are several types of infections that could cause a fever and severe headache. They would include influenza, strep throat and possible sinus infections. With those symptoms, it is best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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