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Pic Of Hip X Ray With Rheumatoid Arthritis
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more
Potentially: We now know that untreated, rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to cause permanent joint damage that leads to disability. However, there are many very effective and safe treatments to prevent this. The key is to treat it early on and have a good relationship with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Symptoms may.: Acute polyarthritis can rarely develop overnight and is one presentation of RA, more common in elderly patients. The immune, genetic and enviromental mechanisms which are responsible for RA do not occur overnight, and have been in place for an a significant period of time before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Ra can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Ra affects joints on both sides of the body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected. ...Read more
For remission: Don't ever assume you have this disease without being treated or evaluated. If properly diagnosed and treated early remission can occurr before crip[pling deformities. Please seek medical evaluation ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: You see a rheumatologist and start appropriate treatment. There are very effective medications which can place the disease in remission and prevent joint damage. ...Read more
Yes: Obviously, some cases are more severe than others in the number of joints involved and the extent of the inflammatory process. However, all cases run the significant risk of irreversible joint damage if they are not aggressively treated. ...Read more
Blood test: To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, a patient needs to have certain distinguishing criteria. Among them is a marker in the blood called rheumatoid factor. An elevated rheumatoid factor alone isn't enough to diagnose someone with rheumatoid arthritis but combined with other symptoms may aid in its diagnosis. ...Read more
-prevalence: 0.3 - 1.5% of population
-women affected 2-3x more often
-twin concordance: 30 to 50%
-peak incidence ages 30 to 50 years. ...Read more
Many!: Methotrexate, sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, doxycycline, minocycline, cyclophosphamide, azothioprine and more! Then, you have the tnf-alpha drugs: humira, remicade, enbrel, cimzia, and more. Then other biologics: Rituxan and orencia (abatacept). New drugs will shortly be online as well! ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more