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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?

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?

Rituxan (rituximab) is RA therap: Rituxan (rituximab) is used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). You physician will have you see a rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis and decide on the best therapy. Rituxan (rituximab) is one of many therapies we use to treat.

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?

Would arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear different on an xray of joint? Can you have both in the same joint&can arthritis become rheumatoid?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Is a type of arthritis, so the question is unclear. Are you referring to osteoarthritis? The xray findings of oesteoarthritis are different from rheumatoid arthritis, but you can have both in the same joint, so at that point the features would overlap.

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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.

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.

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Is it possible for someone who's 50 to have rheumatoid arthritis even if the blood work n X-ray was negative.??

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.

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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

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

It can be seen in-: -many conditions spasm, positioning on an X ray tsbl, can be seen in advanced RA, ankylosing spondylitis. It in of itself is not diagnostic. Exam & labs are needed 2 Dx RA.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

X-ray findings: Of rheumatoid or other arthritis generally are easily distinguishable from bone cancer. Bone cancers can sometimes be picked up on x-rays if large enough, but MRI is much more sensitive at detection.

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How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution!

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How can you stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can you stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness.

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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

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!

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What will help with rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Disease modifying drugs (dmards) such as Methotrexate or tnf agents can often put the disease into remission and prevent joint damage and disability.

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Could I do judo with rheumatoid arthritis?

Possibly: You can try it if the RA is under excellent control. Otherwise, find a less stressful activity.

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Is every rheumatoid arthritis case serious?

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.

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What work best to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Disease modifying meds (dmards) are the meds of choice as their can prevent damage, deformity and disability. Rheumatologists usually start with Methotrexate and add other meds such as tnf agents if necessary. Early treatment is essential.

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Can a 16y/o acquire adult rheumatoid arthritis?

Can a 16y/o acquire adult rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: It can happen and is more likely to occur in young girls than young boys.

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Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

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.

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Rheumatism (Definition)

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