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Does metformin cause joint pain or could it be the femara (letrozole) I started taking in jan 2014?

Does metformin cause joint pain or could it be the femara (letrozole) I started taking in jan 2014?

Femara!!!: It is definitely the femara! Almost half of women taking Femara get moderate to severe joint pain. Sometimes switching to a different aromatase inhibitor helps. Make sure your doctor knows you're having pain. If your vitamin d level is low, increasing it can improve the pain. But it's really a troublesome side effect, and I'm so sorry you have it. Ask your doc for relief so you stay on the drug! ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

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Can metformin cause joint pain? I already have previous joint pain, but am finding different joints are painful since I've started

Can metformin cause joint pain? I already have previous joint pain, but am finding different joints are painful since I've started

It's possible: Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Metformin is the most common, and one of the better and safer meds for diabetes, as long as your DR. Knows your kidney function and monitors you on the medication. If the joint pains become a real bother, let your Dr. Know and possibly another medication will be better for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

I just turned 24 and I'm suffering from joint pain, what are some causes for this?

See details: There are literally over one hundred causes of joint pain. The best advice I can give you is to see a rheumatologist and then you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Can whisky cause joint pain?

Can whisky cause joint pain?

I don't believe: It's a side effect, but it causes other more serious problems when overdoing it. ...Read more

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Can citrimax cause joint pain?

Can citrimax cause joint pain?

No: Citrimax or hydroxycitric acid is a common ingredient in weight loss products. It does not cause joint pain. ...Read more

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Can hornome unbalance cause joint pain?

Can hornome unbalance cause joint pain?

Possibly: It really depends what you mean by a hormone imbalance. What hormones are involved? If you are talking about Estrogens the answer is "no." other hormones such as thyroid can be associated with arthritic symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem (ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

Something: Or nothing
need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and I have a lot of joint pain what could be the cause?

I'm 22 and I have a lot of joint pain what could be the cause?

Many: Being 22 doesn't protect you from illness causing these symptoms. You could have serious causes of arthritis and need to be diagnosed. You need to see your pcp and or a specialist in arthritis (rheumatologist) and get and exam and testing. The causes are too numerous to discuss here. This could be simple or very complex in nature. Get seen. ...Read more

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What exactly causes fassett joint pain degeneration or something else?

What exactly causes fassett joint pain degeneration or something else?

See details: Facet arthritis is simply osteoarthritis of these joints in the spine. This is a result of both heredity and years of wear and tear that comes from walking upright. ...Read more

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What causes sacroiliac joint pain?

Sacroiilititis!: Sacroiilitis is the most common cause. This is inflammatory. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can pseudoephedrine cause joint pain?

Can pseudoephedrine cause joint pain?

No.: People may experience joint pain while on the drug, but it does not cause joint pain. Remember why you are taking it. Sinusitis? Cold? Many types of arthritis are "reactive, " being called in rheumatology post-infectious. If you have persistent discomfort, start with your pcp! ...Read more

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Can low oxygen level cause joint pain?

Can low oxygen level cause joint pain?

Hypoxia hurts all!: Low oxygen levels (hypoxia) not only affect the lungs, heart & brain but have a severe impact on the joints. Hypoperfusion (a lack of nutrients) to the joints may cause severe pain. Any one who has attempted to mountain climb to fast can appreciate the severe aches incurred w/ the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. You are not going crazy if your joints hurt more as your oxygen levels drop! ...Read more

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Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain?

Can coreg (carvedilol) cause joint pain?

Yes: Any medication can potentially do so. Have your physician evaluate the possiblity. ...Read more

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Can living at high altitudes cause joint pain?

Yes: People how live in high altitudes could devoloped joint pain, if they go down to lower altitude they may get rid of that. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Please tell me can excess protein cause joint pain?

Please tell me can excess protein cause joint pain?

No!: Not known to occur! But what is your definition of "excess." No benefits for athletic purposes occur after 2 grams of protein for every 2.2 lbs of body weight. ...Read more

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Common and not common causes of sacroiliac joint pain?

Common and not common causes of sacroiliac joint pain?

Sacroiliitis.: Sacroiliac joint inflammation, which constitute the largest classes of rheumatic diseases, is the most common. Do not by into the idea of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. See a rheumatologist. A simple ap-pelvis x-ray will document this! ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause severe joint pain?

No: The risk of osteoporosis is fracture. There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

What are possible causes of severe wrist and joint pain?

Several: Trauma (usually obvious to the patient), infection, rheumatoid arthritis (usually more than one joint), gout (usually just one joint), pseudogout, dequervain's tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are some possibilities. Other conditions generally cause pain that is not severe. ...Read more

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Does Amoxicillin cause joint pain? Should I worry if it does?

Does Amoxicillin cause joint pain? Should I worry if it does?

Proabably the side: Effect of the medication or the the problem which made you to take this medication. Please give a ring to your doctor. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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What is typical cause of joint pain in hips after sitting? I am 56.

What is typical cause of joint pain in hips after sitting? I am 56.

Arthritis: Unfortunately, at your age arthritis (aging changes in the joints) would be a common cause of hip joint pain - typically felt at the groin. If the "hip joint" pain you're referring to is at the sides of the hips, it could be a greater trochanteric bursitis. If the "hip joint" pain is at your buttocks, the source may be the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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I take 400 mg ibuprofin daily for joint pain. Can that be the cause of sgpt level of 48 ul?

I take 400 mg ibuprofin daily for joint pain. Can that be the cause of sgpt level of 48 ul?

Unlikely, but can!: This low a dose almost never causes liver issues. An SGPT level of 48 is barely elevated. Could be, but unlikely to be ibuprophen. That being stated, repeat in four weeks! You may have had a mild hepatotrophic virus! if still elevated, stop ibuprophen and retest! There are many other nsaids for arthritis! ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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