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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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The ring finger on my left hand and my second toe on my left foot have been extremely sore, is this ra?

The ring finger on my left hand and my second toe on my left foot have been extremely sore, is this ra?

Unknown: Rheumatoid arthritis is usually a more symmetrical disease with multiple small joints affected. The more common condition, osteoarthritis, is more typical of your pattern. However, there are other important factors such as a detailed history and a physical examination that are necessary for an accurate diagnosis in your case. ...Read more

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I am coughing up green lumpy stuff. I have a RA and see pulmonologist for issue I have some nodules and cough up infection everyday but caught flu?

I am coughing up green lumpy stuff. I have a RA and see pulmonologist for issue I have some nodules and cough up infection everyday but caught flu?

Influenza: Hopefully you're immunized yearly with flu vaccine. If you become ill and suspect influenza you should be tested and treated with an antiviral. If you have pulmonary nodules from RA and were previously asymptomatic and now coughing up exudate it would be wise to go back and see your pulmonologist. Ra and its treatments makes you immune suppressed and at risk of very severe infections. Go now. ...Read more

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I have RA & on enbrel (etanercept). Have chronic cough & 2 small lung nodules. Concerns?

I have RA & on enbrel (etanercept). Have chronic cough & 2 small lung nodules. Concerns?

See your doctor: The nodules could be anything from scar tissue due to prior infections, rheumatoid nodules. To cancer. You should ask your doctor about these. The cough could be due to rheumatoid lung, copd, infection or a simple allergy or sinus problem. You will need to explore this with your own doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can adult RA cause radial deviation in the fingers ? What else can cause this in adults?

Can adult RA cause radial deviation in the fingers ? What else can cause this in adults?

Perhaps: Radial deviation is unusual in most of the arhritides-ulnar deviation is more common, but another cause of metacarpophalangeal arthritis is calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease and hemochromatosis. A Rheumatologist or an Orthopedic Surgeon could advise in a specific case and do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have a painful finger. Ra tests were negative . Might it be gout? It has hurt for six weeks and is particularly painful and stiff in the mornings.

I have a painful finger. Ra tests were negative . Might it be gout?  It has hurt for six weeks and is particularly painful and stiff in the mornings.

It tests were: Done for ra, i would imagine testes were performed for uric acid levels as well. Is it possible it is gout, sure it is possible. Gout pain is usually not present for 6 weeks....So while possible, it would not be high on my differential list. But, is easy ruled out thru both blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more