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Edema Ankles Joint Pain Elevated Sed Rate
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?
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
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
Chronic joint pain swelling. Ra factor 11.9, sed rate 7, ANA positive and high 1:160, ccp antibodies high 250, CRP 0.4, any ideas drs? Thanks.
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
What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit, confusion, memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.
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
I have sensory neuropathy, sed rate, abnormal upep , fatigue, joint pain, severe nerve pain in heel. Could all these thing be related.
SLE pt. Pleuritis/pericarditis off/on joint pain.SED rate ">140".CRP norm.Eosin incr. C3 81. Dr just says repeat. Something different or sle?
See details: These symptoms are all consistent with a lupus flare. A more detailed evaluation needs to be done now. Repeating lab is not enough. ...Read more
Penny has RA and is on Orencia (abatacept) and methotrexate. Recent increase in joint pain along with low energy. Blood work says high WBC and high SED rate of 50?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: can sometimes be a tough condition to treat. Methotrexate is an excellent medication for RA but sometimes may need dose adjustments or adjunct treatment. Increasing joint pain and low energy are possible signs that the rheumatoid is not under control. A visit to the rheumatologist or treating physician is needed. ...Read more
Join pain all over my body - doctor says fibromyalgia? I've been seeing the on campus doctor for a while first for depression and now for systemic joint pain. Previously he thought it was ra, but my rf, ANA and sed-rate tests all came back normal. The d
High ANA with speckled pattern, high sed rate, low hemoglobin and hematocrit, and a lot of joint pain. No rash or skin problems. Any ideas?
Lupus: Lupus is very possible but other diseases can present in a similar way. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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?
What can cause low vitamin d , high sed rate positve ANA daily headaches fatigue joint pain slight vision chance and loss of balance?
Make diagnosis: Those are a lot of things and they may or may not all be connected. Certainly with an elevated sed rate and a positiveana test are concerning for an autoimmune condition, such as lupus, would be a concern. I would encourage you to continue work up with a rheumatologist and ultimately the single or multiple diagnosis made will aid in treatment and prognosis discussions. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a neurological condition that causes joint pain? I have ra, pain in multiple joints since mid-aug. Sed rate/crp nml. Per RA md pain is "neuropathic, " prescribed neurontin-not working.
Rhematoid arthritis: As an orthopedic surgeon who treats R.A. Patients( end stage usually for joint replacement ), i would say that by definition R.A. Pts . Have joint pain because of the very nature of their diagnosis; generally not neuropathic( diabetic , for example). In my experience a negative rf, ana, etc. Early on is more common than not... Prob. A good phy. Exam to confirm dx. And nsaids would be most helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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