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Joint Pain Swollen Joints Chronic Cough 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
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
Symptoms ; joint pain & chronic cough. ANA TITER 1:640, C3= 89, RNP +, ASMA =42, Thyroid peroxidase AB= 663, liver enzymes elevated. Help?
Autoimmune disorder: With this profile, you clearly have an autoimmune disorder. The manifestations can be very targeted or diffuse. Autoimmune diseases include lupus, Goodpasture's syndrome, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. See your doctor ASAP, this can be treated before organ damage is irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?
Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...Read more
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
What would cause severe sense of panic, nervousness, and fear as well as joint pain, and chronic swollen left neck lymph node; teen onsetting?
See below: These symptoms are probably due to different things. In addition to seeing specialists, you need a good primary care provider who can help coordinate your care and help sort through your symptoms. ...Read more
Inflammation: You have symptoms of inflammation that may be caused by an infection or an autoimmune condition. There are other less common causes like neoplastic conditions. You definitely need to see a doctor in person to begin a work up of your condition. Expect some tests to be involved. ...Read more
I was told u didn't need swollen joints as long as u had pain 2have arthrtits but dr says daughter can't cause no swollen joints. Which is accurate?
Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However, reumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, lupus and septic joints may all cause joint pain with swelling. Oftentimes, this complex may be caused by two or more different problems, such as heart failure and DJD together. Check w your doc. ...Read more
My daughter has joint pain but her joints arnt swollen and have positive ANA and elevated ESR leves. What could cause this?
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
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
Causes? Sudden bouts of flu lik symp, every few months vomitin 4days at a ×, spasms in extremities, heart palp, headaches, swollen joints, pain, ect. Has got w
Nucynta (tapentadol) ir causes me trouble walking, hallucinations, anxiety. It's not helping my joint pain and now my hands are swollen, what's going on with me?
Wrong treatment: You are describing typical side eglffects from nucynta (tapentadol). You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms and changing your medication. You did not mention your diagnosis. It is rare for strong pain medications to be a good treatment for joint pain. If your problem is arthritis you may wnt to consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
4y/o w/ recurring fevers, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, no appetite, cyanosis. Has asthma but controlled. CBC shows 16% monocytes. Possible cause?
Several possibles: There are numerous possible causes. You need to have this discussion with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Should I consider decayed wisdom teeth a possible cause of my joint pain? Top corners of thyroid stab pain, swollen nodes/in neck, axillary. No fever
Very possible: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck! ...Read more
Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.
Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more
What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?
Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! I would really urge you visit your md please! Too many things going on! Please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you! Best of luck! ...Read more
27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?
Not healthy: If you have all these symptoms, you are not healthy. The elevated ANA suggests that you are more likely to suffer from an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic per se. I would like to see a CH50 level instead of just C3 or C4. Recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will likely order confirmatory tests. ...Read more
One cause? Lymph node (all), neck, back & joint pain, cough, wheezing, painful lumps shins under skin, R ear noise, tmj, fatigue, anxiety, nasal polyp
One cause?: You describe multiple signs and symptoms that may or may not be related. Please see your Physician for examination. Your Physican may also recommend that you see your Dentist, but I suspect that hour problems are medical, not dental. ...Read more
Possibly arthritis: You may have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritris or another condition that can have arthritis (swollen joint (s)) as part of the condition. Infection (active infection or your body's response to an infection somewhere else in your body recently) can also cause hand and joint swelling depending on how quickly it began and how long it's been swollen. See your doctor soon. ...Read more
See rheumatologist: This is a problem for which subspecialty expertise is required. ...Read more
My hands feel tight but don't look swollen for about 3 weeks. I have occasional mild joint pain. I am a 45 yr old male.
Ans: Well start to passively exercise the hands and get them moving. This will help you. What kind of work do you do? Do you use your hands excessively? ...Read more
I have been sick for nine months now. I have swollen joints and muscles, extreme fatigue and just a general feeling of being unwell.?
20: I recommend seeing a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have pain all over for months, it is aching that radiates all over. Also have joint pain and swollen neck lymph nodes. What could be wrong?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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