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What is the definition or description of: Painful swollen joints?

What is the definition or description of: Painful swollen joints?

Many causes: DEF: if it hurts = PAINFUL, if it is larger than the other = swollen get it checked ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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What is it? I have painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both) (quality: dull or achy, wakes you up at night, achy)

What is it? I have painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both) (quality: dull or achy, wakes you up at night, achy)

This can not B-: -answered without a full history, hands on exam as well as lab test if indicated.@.25 it behoves U 2 take action & B Cn by Ur PCP or internist. Referrals can B obtained if needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful swollen joints (better by: rest) (side: both) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened. ..

I am experiencing painful swollen joints (better by: rest) (side: both) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened. ..

Pain&swelling joints: You MAY have some type of arthritic disorder. Please see your doc. He/she may refer you to a specialist for help. AFTER that consider seeing a nutritionist to clean up your diet, which MAY contain pro-inflammatory foods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side: left, moves around, right) (worsened by: moving joi...

I am experiencing painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side: left, moves around, right) (worsened by: moving joi...

Arthritis: You appear to have an arthritis problem, and at your young age I feel it's important to be evaluated by a rheumatologist to determine what type of arthritis you have. Appropriate tests will be done in order to ensure that proper treatment and follow-up will be given. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain and painful swollen joints (side: left) (worsened by: with movement) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabb...

I am experiencing foot pain and painful swollen joints (side: left) (worsened by: with movement) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabb...

How long: How long have you been experiencing these symptoms? A good place to start is with any recent changes. If you have new shoes or have increased your activity lately these may be the cause. If you have experienced a fall or injury lately, you may have a sprain or bruise. RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Also try some tylenol or motrin to see if this helps with the pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty walking and bone pain. The following also describe me: Unable to bear weight, Painful swollen joints, Joint swelling, ...

I am experiencing difficulty walking and bone pain. The following also describe me: Unable to bear weight, Painful swollen joints, Joint swelling, ...

Rheumatologist: Need complete evaluation for source of inflammationand weakness and then treatment options. Do not wait as your muscles will atrophy and make function worse and rehab longer ...Read more

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I am experiencing bone pain and painful swollen joints (better by: immobilizing joint in a splint, compressive wrap or dressing, rest) (time frame...

I am experiencing bone pain and painful swollen joints (better by: immobilizing joint in a splint, compressive wrap or dressing, rest) (time frame...

RICE treatment helps: Based on your description, it sounds as though you are having a problem with an isolated bone and its surrounding joints as opposed to generalized bone pain and swelling. The bone must be evaluated for any trauma specific to it. This may include x-ray along with a clinical history. Since your "RICE" treatment seems to be working, continue with it until you can be examined, hopefully soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain and knee weakness. The following also describe me: Obesity, Knee pain, Painful swollen joints, Pain shooting down the. ..

I am experiencing back pain and knee weakness. The following also describe me: Obesity, Knee pain, Painful swollen joints, Pain shooting down the. ..

Why the wait?: Obesity, exerting pressure on your back and lower limbs joints, with nerves affected too, knee pain could be originating from your hips, and the shooting pain can be due to pinched nerves or sciatica. Bottom line, you have to be seen, lose weight and not hope to be treated online, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

Behçet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation or referral to Rheumatology. ...Read more

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I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?

I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do I need to go to ortho dr? What can I expect to hear as diagnosis?

Yes and Rheumatology: It sounds to me like you have a polyarthritis that may be an inflammatory arthritis. Lab tests for connective tissue disease are not routinely performed, but in your case I would test for Lyme disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other causes of polyarthropathy. Do your painful swollen joints migrate? Any joint fluid taken for analysis? Any trauma? Full history and exam indicated. ...Read more

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I've had transverse myelitis for 3 years pos ANA 3 years ago now new labs ANA ifa 160 evelevated CRP anti DNA neg red painful swollen joints in hands and feet

I've had transverse myelitis for 3 years pos ANA 3 years ago now new labs ANA ifa 160 evelevated CRP anti DNA neg red painful swollen joints in hands and feet

I'm: I'm sorry you don't feel well.
As you probably know, antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are produced in a number of autoimmune diseases, including lupus (about 85% of cases), scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Anti-dsdna is a test that is specific for lupus. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation and can be elevated in a variety of situations.
Transverse myelitis can occur in a number of autoimmune disorders, including lupus, sarcoidosis, and sjogren's syndrome.
Your clinical picture is highly suggestive of an autoimmune disease, and you should be seeing a rheumatologist if you're not already doing so. Your condition requires a specific diagnosis so the appropriate treatment can be instituted.
I hope things go well for you. ...Read more

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I have joint pain, swollen joints and a chronic cough, what could be the cause?

I have joint pain, swollen joints and a chronic cough, what could be the cause?

Many things: Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling. Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

Vitamin C deficiency: The symptoms you described are classic symptoms of vitamin c deficiency (scurvy). The symptoms in part or in whole could be secondary to a number of medical problems. Without more clinical information a more specific response is not possible. ...Read more

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I've been having very painful and mildly swollen joints since weeks, ESR 27 mm/1st hr, CRP 3.2 mg/L. Rf 11.4, and elevated PTH. Does that indicate RA?

I've been having very painful and mildly swollen joints since weeks, ESR 27 mm/1st hr, CRP 3.2 mg/L. Rf 11.4, and elevated PTH. Does that indicate RA?

Impossible to say: There are over 100 types if arthritis with RA just one of them. Your rheumatoid factor is really negative so RA is possible but less likely. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How do you know that you're hiv+? What are the symptoms, tests and treatment? Do HIV patients have joint pain? Scrotum discomfort/swollen testes veins?

How do you know that you're hiv+? What are the symptoms, tests and treatment? Do HIV patients have joint pain? Scrotum discomfort/swollen testes veins?

See the doctor: You need a clinical picture that suggest you have aids, this is given by a deficit in the immune system. An acute or subacute infectious clinical picture could be present, and with the appropiate history a number of test could be done, including HIV testing.
The way to know if HIV is + is testing or it. ...Read more

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Hives, skin tenderness, joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, and shortness of breath?

Hives, skin tenderness, joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, and shortness of breath?

Get it evaluated.: All of your symptoms suggest a significant inflammatory process. There are several disorders that could cause these issues. See a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Heat or ice for swollen joints best?

See below: If the joint is acutely hot, red and swollen, ice would be better than heat which may increase inflammation. For joints that are not hot or swollen but are painful and stiff, I find heat works better. ...Read more

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What causes swollen joints in a 5 year old?

What causes swollen joints in a 5 year old?

JRA/JIA symptoms: Children with juvenile arthritis most often have visible swelling of one or more joints for several days at least and morning stiffness in the affected joints. If you are concerned that your child has juvenile arthritis, take them for evaluation to their doctor and request a referral to a pediatric rheumatologist if there is any concern. Pain is often not associated with arthritis in younger kids. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Joint Swelling (Definition)

Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive nerve endings that register the increased pressure sends a signal that ...Read more