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My joints hurt and there is rough skin around my elbows. Could this be arthritis?

My joints hurt and there is rough skin around my elbows. Could this be arthritis?

Possibly: If the skin condition involving the elbows is psoriasis then there is a possibility of psoriatic arthritis, which occurs in 20% of the patients with psoriasis. This would generally be manifested as painful and swollen joints classically involving 2 or 3 joints. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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I am 25 and my joints hurt and there is rough skin around my elbows. Could this be signs of arthritis?

I am 25 and my joints hurt and there is rough skin around my elbows. Could this be signs of arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: This could be psoriatic arthritis. You should consult with a rheumatologist for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment regimen. ...Read more

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There is inflammation of both my ankles when I walk on rough surface, could this be diabetes?

There is inflammation of both my ankles when I walk on rough surface, could this be diabetes?

Probably not: There are a number of conditions that can cause ankle swelling. You can get swelling within the ankle joint itself (called an effusion), or swelling in the tissue of the lower legs (called edema). Diabetes shouldn't cause either of these conditions. You likely have edema, which can be from leaky veins in your legs, to excessive salt intake, to your heart not pumping efficiently. See your doc. ...Read more

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My knees and elbows are very painful. I have chronic pain which has worsened recently. Today, the pain reached my hips. Also, the skin at my elbows and knees is painful to touch. Is it possible that I might be suffering from fatigue?

My knees and elbows are very painful. I have chronic pain which has worsened recently. Today, the pain reached my hips. Also, the skin at my elbows and knees is painful to touch. Is it possible that I might be suffering from fatigue?

Joint Pain: Yes, i agree polyarthritis is arthritis in multiple joint which is often associated with a rheumatologic disorder (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus...). Migratory arthritis, where your pain jumps from one joint to another, brings up the possibility of lyme's disease and other conditions. Definitely talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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My friend is developing rough and dark patches over only his middle finger knuckles on both hands . Not painful . What could be the possible cause . ?

My friend is developing rough and dark patches over only his middle finger knuckles on both hands . Not painful . What could be the possible cause . ?

Activity related: Most likely overexertion from long hours on computer. Stiff? Itchy? Could also be dryness/eczema. Tried cortisone cream? Tried moisturizer? Other thoughts; fungal skin infection? See your famdoc if curious. ...Read more

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My arms sweat from underarm to the Bend at the elbows under the forearms it's been quite hot is there anything else that could cause this?

My arms sweat from underarm to the Bend at the elbows under the forearms it's been quite hot is there anything else that could cause this?

Excessive sweat: Stephanie, Excessive sweating and heat could be due to several reasons which include diabetes, infection, and thyroid problem. Sweating is also known to be more in overweight patients. I would recommend you visit your doctor and request to be properly checked. ...Read more

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When it is cold or rainy outside my knees, hips, and hand joints get very painful and stiff. What could this be im 23 with no injuries to those areas?

When it is cold or rainy outside my knees, hips, and hand joints get very painful and stiff. What could this be im 23 with no injuries to those areas?

Rheumatology: Best place to start, given your symptoms, would be with a consult with a rheumatologist. Without a history of injuries, concern would be for early inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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I have pimple like things covering my ankle, it is very painful and has become swollen around the area?

I have pimple like things covering my ankle, it is very painful and has become swollen around the area?

Infection likely: This sounds like it could be a viral infection (like herpes), a bacterial infection (impetigo or cellulitis), or a contact dermatitis (like poison ivy or other plant). Regardless, this deserves a look from your doctor to make sure you get the treatment you deserve. ...Read more

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The skin under the skin u pull back around my husbands penis is like torn and chapped in there what could cause this?

The skin under the skin u pull back around my husbands penis is like torn and chapped in there what could cause this?

foreskin: That skin is called foreskin and your husband may have a condition called phimosis or tight foreskin. Sometimes steroids creams can help but most of the times if the chapping and tearing is to bad, the best solution is a circumcision. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant back of legs very itchy? I between thighs and back of my knees is it my eczema or something else?

22 weeks pregnant back of legs very itchy?  I between thighs and back of my knees is it my eczema or something else?

Hydrate: Most peeling is from dehydrated skin or an eczema type of reaction. Both may be easily treated with first drinking plenty of water. Second, every time your skin get wet (shower, wash, etc), while still soaking wet rub in petroleum jelly (vasaline, aquaphor) for 30 seconds then towel dry. Although this sounds greasy and gross, this should do the trick. ...Read more

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The back of my hand especially around my knuckles and lower fingers is red and the skin is scaly. Could this be caused by wearing vinyl gloves?

The back of my hand especially around my knuckles and lower fingers is red and the skin is scaly. Could this be caused by wearing vinyl gloves?

Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more

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Hard little lumps under my skin on both of my arms right before my elbows could it be cancer or swelling?

Hard little lumps under my skin on both of my arms right before my elbows could it be cancer or swelling?

Probably not: Cancer would not be the first thing that i would think of. However you should show these to your friendly dermatologist to find the cause. ...Read more

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My hands are swollen, itchy, an has knots under my skin what is causing this? My hands are hurting real bad

My hands are swollen, itchy, an has knots under my skin what is causing this? My hands are hurting real bad

Hand eczema: Hand eczema is my best guess without seeing it. There is a kind of hand eczema calle dyshidrotic eczema can cause pain, itching, blisters, little white bumps at finger tips and palms and swollen ahnds. You might want to consult a dermatolgist to give you advice. ...Read more

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Does hair and my thumb area is hurting could it be arthritis?

Does hair and my thumb area is hurting could it be arthritis?

See below: I do not know what you by hair, but yes could have arthritis in your thumb. You cannot get it in your hair. ...Read more

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I have very sore skin tender to touch with no aparent bruising on my both legs. The pain is similar when you touch a bruised skin. What is this?

See a DR: You are not describing cellulitis or fasciitis. You need to provide much more information to get any sensible answer from the internet, but you need a DR anyway. ...Read more

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I have a rash that keeps developing on my arms, legs and palms of my hands. there is swelling. What could this be?

I have a rash that keeps developing on my arms, legs and palms of my hands. there is swelling. What could this be?

Consider ..: A formal consultation through HealthTap Prime, where you could provide a picture or image of the rash. Otherwise, it's not really feasible to guide you adequately without have a very detailed description, but really for most rashes you have to see them to even have a possibility to identify them. Best of luck. ...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. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more