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I have ANA testing speckeled pattern, titre 1.160 and suggesting either could that include rheumatoid arthritis?

I have ANA testing speckeled pattern,  titre 1.160  and suggesting either could that include rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti-CCP: Speckled ANA at 1:160 is generally associated with connective tissue disease. There is a better test for rheumatoid arthritis, namely anti-ccp antibody. Do you have any symptoms? Every lab test needs to interpreted in the clinical context as some tests are falsely positive. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001467/. ...Read more

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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How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a doctor: Start with your primary doctor. If you do not have one, get one or see a rheumatologist (medical specialist that cares for rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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Why should I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

Why should I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

For remission: Don't ever assume you have this disease without being treated or evaluated . If properly diagnosed and treated early remission can occurr before crip[pling deformities. Please seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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What's the cost for getting tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

Depend on your need: There is no one simple answer. Some of the lab tests are very inexpensive, while others are very expensive. Depending on your clinical setting, the type of x-rays that are indicated, the need for additional imaging by ultrasound and MRI or other type of scanning, the price will vary. You can discuss this with your doctor, and if you decline certain test your doctor will decide how this may affect. ...Read more

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What exactly is the procedure for getting tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

See your provider: Your primary provider can examine you and oreder the blood test. Alternatively you could see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?

Arthritis: There are negative test and there are additional tests that may be followed for a now symptomatic person with rheumatoid or infalmmatory as much as at a certain level. Talk to your doctor about this especially if you are taking medications. ...Read more

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I have itp - tested for rheumatoid arthritis 3 months ago - negative. Past 2 weeks I've got deep pain in arms, wrists, thighs, ankles, hips knees. Ra?

I have itp - tested for rheumatoid arthritis 3 months ago - negative. Past 2 weeks I've got deep pain in arms, wrists, thighs, ankles, hips knees. Ra?

Other disease too: Itp is associated with several of the rheumatic diseases, and the commonest is systemic lupus, but several others. It may take some time for tests to turn positive and besides arthritis muscle inflammation can. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...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