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Osteo Vs Rheumatoid Arthritis X Ray
Hi, I am waiting for the results of my x-rays and blood work to see if I do have early stage Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can using Rituxan (rituximab) cause this?
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
My mother has swollen fingers. They are treating her for rheumatoid arthritis although they say the blood tests and x-rays showed no real signs of this. Steroids took away all the swelling and pain, but both are now back. Today she now has a stiff ne
Not complete...: The scenario above was not completed due to character restriction... But i would recommend bringing up your concerns with your mother's rheumatologist. ...Read more
Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?
I have rheumatoid arthritis in two disk in my neck. Could that be the reason for my right arm pain. The xray does not show why my arm hurt so bad.
The RA affects the -:
Whole body and arms specifically, alone or from neck. Xrays of the neck will confirm spondylosis but not the disks themselves. Xray of arm may not show a cause of pain in it, except excluding a number of them.
Mri neck will confirm disc herniation ; if its causing a nerve to be pinched. If so, then that might be a reason of your pain. Otherwise other causes will need to be found with an exam. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone who's 50 to have rheumatoid arthritis even if the blood work n X-ray was negative..??
No: There is a group of diseases called "seronegative arthritis." In this case, the lab tests do not demonstrate rheumatoid arthritis but do often show elevated levels of inflammation in the body. These diseases can have some similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis and are often treated using the same medications. ...Read more
Would an X-ray look different with osteoarthritis&rheumatoid arthritis and can you have both in the same joint? Can osteo turn in to rheumatoid?
See details: X rays look different. You can have both involving the same joint. Osteo and RA are totally different and osteo does not turn into RA. ...Read more
Ra factor very high, but not rheumatoid arthritis? I am 56 women, my RA factor result is super high, is 380, but other testes of related rheumatoid arthritis all normal ( including blood testes and x ray). After three month i did all test again, the resul
Rheumatoid : Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that requires certain criteria for it s diagnosis . We automatically think that if a test for a disease is positive you have to have the disease , but that is not how it goes. For example there are to types of anti-globulins , igg and igm , they may be positive in different situations for the same disease so one is positive for the acute phase and the other becomes positive later , this is only an example..So things need to be proven to be valid. An is not an automatic concept , if is positive I have it and if not what do I have. There are many things we still need to learn about many diseases and many laboratory results. Rheumatoid factor can go up , with age , with certain infection etc etc if you google it , you will find the complete list. You saw the rheumatologist , and obviously he did a diagnosis based on your clinical picture and is not rheumatoid arthritis , in the same manner he will consider other possibilities for that findings , he would have order additional test if there was a suspicion of another entity that may give a positive rheumatoid factor . Since he evaluated you he would be the best person to ask, rather than to figured out the other way oround, doctors see patients and suspect diseases, and then request labs to confirm the diagnosis or ruled them out , the other way around is difficult and is not how it is usually done. ...Read more
Pain in big toe 1st MP joint-X-Ray says rheumatoid arthritis. Dr thought it's from injury as kid. Should I be worried ab something more serious?
Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?
Had a bad flare.doc put me on prednisone cause X-ray showed inflamation.waiting on blood test for rheumatoid arthritis.is it norm to still feel bad?
Yes: RA is not diagnosed be a blood test or X- Ray. The diagnostic criterea include lab as well as the duration of symptoms and the features on your physical examination. Make sure you are diagnosed by someone with experience in this disease. ...Read more
X-ray on 1st MP joint of big toe said rheumatoid arthritis bc of pain. If it were bone cancer would it be picked up on X-ray?
Local and Systemic :
There are many difference between oteo and ra.
Osteo usually local and the other is systemic.
Morning stiffness lasts less than 60 mins; tends to get worse later throughout day.
In RA morning stiffness lasts longer than 1 hour; worse in am; stiffness occurs in am & periods of rest.
Common in both men and women. Before 50 more men than women, after 50 more women than men, RA effect women more ...Read more
See below: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system is attacking your body including your joints. Osteoarthritis is not autoimmune and is what we call a "wear and tear" arthritis where the joints get damaged over time though things such as trauma to a joint tends to hasten the process. ...Read more
Yes: The are not related but they often occur in the same individual. ...Read more
Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Ok: If the question is whether a steam room can be used if you have rheumatoid artjhritis the answer is yes. Generally the joints do feel better with the application of moist heat. Sitting in a steam room can be therapeutic as long as it is not too hot and other factors or illnesses preclude using it. ...Read more
No: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not herititary, in that you do not inherit it directly. However certain genes can increase ones chance of developing it.It is most likely that RA develops in genetically susceptible people who are exposed to some enviromental trigger which sets off the disease process. ...Read more
Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read more
Symptoms&Signs/Tests: You have to have symptoms of pain and swelling in your joints like hands and fingers and others,and have been examined by your doctor who will order xrays and blood tests to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more
Impossible to answer: Every patient is different with differing degrees and intensity of disease and differing potentials for long term damage. Varied drugs are used includind anti inflammatory medications and low dose steroids. Disease modifying drugs like plaquenil, azulfidine (sulfasalazine) or Methotrexate are quite helpful the most recent additions, the biologics, like Enbrel or Humira are the most potent and trul;y inhibit diseu. ...Read more
Autoimmune : Autoimmunity describes an abnormal activity of the immune system turning against and attacking the body itself rather than fighting bacteria, viruses, tumors, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manifests itself as painful joint swelling but can also involve the heart, lungs, and other organs. It is critical to get the inflammation under control which most of the time involves seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Without treatment end stage RA manifests with severe crippling deformities and loss of function in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, toes, and even in the neck. The most severe cases involve lung, eye, cardiac, skin, kidney, nerves, and intestines. All these organs can fail causing death. ...Read more