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I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative , sed rate 12 negative, and crp .13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative , sed rate 12 negative, and crp .13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, rheumatoid factor is not a specific marker for rheumatoid arthritis. It can be positive in many situations, including recovery from infection. High blood fat per se is not a cause of +RA factor. ...Read more

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I have ra. Can it cause weakness in my legs?

I have ra. Can it cause weakness in my legs?

But why are you weak: You can have weakness in your legs when your have arthritis in the legs because you may not be about to use your muscles to their fullest but we need more information. There can be associated muscle disease, blood vessel inflamation, spinal cord invovlment and over lap syndromes can occur with RA and these need evauation. Is it truly muscle or is it soemthing else with the ra? ...Read more

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Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have?  I do have a back history

Cannot diagnose: You need to be thoroughly evaluated and to communicate effectively with the doctor(s) seeing you. This cannot be done long distance over the internet. Make a detailed list of all your symptoms, the sequence in which they occur and their relationships with each other and take this with all you prior medical records to either a rheumatologist or an infectious diseases doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having pubic bone pain mainly when I lift my legs, walking & using stairs I have RA but this isn't a joint pain it's bone. Not pregnant. Causes?

A few possibilites: The tenderness in around the pubic bone but more often that location it is muscle pain. There could be a pubic bone injury, or even fracture. It is best to discuss this with your rheuamtologist. ...Read more

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I have ra, suddenly have severe pain in 1 knee when resting. Pain wakes me up at night, goes down my leg. Is this RA related?

I have ra, suddenly have severe pain in 1 knee when resting. Pain wakes me up at night, goes down my leg.  Is this RA related?

Can;t say for Sure: It would take more info-for example, is this related to activity? Are you on any joint-sparing meds? Do you have any other medical conditions like diabetes? Any history of back pain? This all need to be addressed and more. See your physician to help get this worked out. ...Read more

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I have RA and i started yesterday with dry cough, slight fever more pain and weakness that usual. Is this just the common cold or should I be concern?

I have RA and i started yesterday with dry cough, slight fever more pain and weakness that usual. Is this just the common cold or should I be concern?

More than: likely it's a cold! If your cough becomes a MAJOR symptom particularly WITHOUT a fever or with a LOW GRADE fever...and it lasts more than 2 weeks...check it out! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 46 w/ddd, prob from ra. Pain fluctuates, but always numbness/pain/cold in legs. Dr wants to fuse s1- l4. If i don't, what are likely consequences?

I am 46 w/ddd, prob from ra. Pain fluctuates, but always numbness/pain/cold in legs. Dr wants to fuse s1- l4. If i don't, what are likely consequences?

Most likely remain: With the same symptoms but also a possibility of improvement with time as the degeneration is your body's attempt to correct a situation which does occur. There is also a chance that your symptoms may worsen but that does not prevent you from treatment in the future. ...Read more

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