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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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What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

Complex answer: Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease. Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms. I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist. ...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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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is causing sudden swollen joints?

What is causing sudden swollen joints?

Many things: Swollen joints that occur suddenly should be seen by a rheumatologist. If there is a rheumatologic issue it should be addressed medically before joint damage occurs. ...Read more

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What can be done for hives and swollen joints?

Correct diagnosis: We don't have all the information's but there are some things they can link these two. Certain viral infections like hepatitis can be a cause. We need to know more about your general health. These may be two separate events that are not related at all. You need an evaluation to clarify these events. ...Read more

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Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Fingers have been bitten by insect and joints are swollen and inflamed, red and itchy?

Itchy: An ice pack and oral 25mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) 3 times a day may help. If not, consult a HealthTap doctor for either a steroid cream or oral steroid called prednisone. ...Read more

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My sister gets swollen joints and swellings on her ribs for no reason. Is this a disease?

My sister gets swollen joints and swellings on her ribs for no reason. Is this a disease?

Needs to be evaluate: Any thing could be a disease , medicine is a very complicated science and a very difficult art. A trainned health specialist shold evaluate yournsister tondefine what is going on . And decide whether her symptoms have or not clinicalrelevance. ...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. Ihab Ibrahim
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Joint Swelling (Definition)

Joint swelling is a clinical finding in which there is swelling at a joint (which is where two bones meet). This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more