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Pain In My Fingers And Toes
I have severe pain in my finger and toe joints, with no deformities, no injury. Seen a Rheumy, positive anti-la/Ssb, neg other tests. What could it be?
Discuss results: Full discussion of test results is a major part of the Dr's work. You need to schedule this followup and ask for a written explanation to take away so you won't feel like you need to memorize it. The complex terms confuse most folk so feel free to ask for clarity. It may help explain the pain - ask about Tx suggestions! ...Read more
My ESR is 34, rf, aso &ana tests all are negative. I have joint pain in my finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at dip joint. Can i still have rheumatoid arthritis?
Possible: It is possible to have sero- negative ra, in which the rheumatoid factor assay is negative. It is also possible that you have another autoimmune illness, there are some overlaps in these conditions and the lab work doesn't always give an exact diagnosis. You should see a rheumatologist if your joint inflammation persists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need eval by doctor: Many conditions can cause joint aches and specifically in your hands and feet. Can be basic arthritis or types of arthritis from other sources such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease like lupus or scleroderma. Blood vessels and nerve conditions , thyroid and liver d/s can also be causes. You are young so it would be important to have thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See note. : This could be related or may be simply coincidental. Sometimes different types of arthritis may start in both the joints of the hands and toes and similarly neurological conditions such as carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel can coincide. A more thorough history and physical as well as a more specific description of pain would aid in diagnosing your condition. ...Read more
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