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I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

Less likely if only:: Arthralgia occurs in approximately 30% of patients with the acute retroviral syndrome. Other symptoms are Fever(75%), Fatigue(68%), Myalgia(49%), Rash(48%), Headache(45%), Sore throat(40%), Enlarged cervical lymph nodes(39%),Night sweats(28%) and Diarrhea(27%). If you only have joint pains it's possible but much less likely, that you have acute HIV. Arthralgia is not a symptom of chronic HIV. ...Read more

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Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia. Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows. It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.

Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia.  Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows.  It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.

Check for infection: We worry about infection in a situation like this. An infection in one part of the body can seed bacteria to other parts. If you haven't already, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns. If he doesn't evaluate you for this, then see an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my knees, hips and elbows but my doc can't find anything wrong. How can I ease the pain?

I have severe pain in my knees, hips and elbows but my doc can't find anything wrong. How can I ease the pain?

Rheumatology Eval: If your primary care doctor can't help you i suggest seeing a rheumatologist. Have you had xrays of the painful joints? Topical anti-inflammatory medications like voltaren (diclofenac) gel may be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm having dull pain in my knees and my elbows. Was Advised by Dr. I tested borderline for Lyme's disease. Will the doxycycline100 take the pain away?

I'm having dull pain in my knees and my elbows. Was Advised by Dr. I tested borderline for Lyme's disease. Will the doxycycline100 take the pain away?

Maybe: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that will treat the disease and that will ease the pain. You might find that taking over the counter ibuprofen, naproxen or acetaminophen if you can tolerate them may help with the pain. Also applying heat to the joints or using creams may give some relief. ...Read more

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What is causing my elbow and knee pain at the same time?

What is causing my elbow and knee pain at the same time?

True true unrelated: May be related or may not. The pain may be arthritis in both or i one and bursitis in the other or both. Are the swollen? Are they tender to you touch? Do they hurt to use them? Are they red? We need additional information to help you. ...Read more

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I got really bad knee pain same pain on my elbows or fingers at first they said the knee pain could be just growing pain but i highly doubt It?

Who is "they"?: You might have "growing pains", but these are usually limited to one leg at a time. There are several more worrisome things that could cause several joints to hurt, so you should definitely ask your parents to take you to a doctor to be tested for arthritis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have atrial fib. And knee pain due to osteoarthritis .Now have swollen elbows with pain?

Varies: There are multiple potential cause of painful, swollen elbows in a patient with no injury; not likely related directly to your atrial fibrillation or bad knees. Most common causes are usually arthritic or inflammatory such as gout or an ilex rankin bursitis for example. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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While sleeping i suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain.I experience right knee pain too..What could be the cause?

While sleeping i suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain.I experience right knee pain too..What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Pains at night can be a normal result of activities during the day, and even arthritis which is commonly worse at night. Chest tightness is a concerning symptom, especially for a man in his mid 40s. It can suggest a serious problem like heart disease, or more commonly, reflux, or something like asthma. You have several things that may or may not relate. As you are suffering, best to get good exam. ...Read more