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Some times my finger joints including wrist joints swelled an i feel pain . Ra test result negative. Kindly suggest probable reason and remedies?

Some times my finger joints including wrist joints swelled an i feel pain .  Ra test result negative. Kindly suggest probable reason and remedies?

Inflammation: Some kind of inflammatory condition can be suspected with bilateral hand and wrist swelling in your age group. Sometimes negative blood tests can be a false negative. However, hormonal changes, especially in women, can cause water retention and swelling as well. Warm soaks, rest, and antiinflammatory medication may help. ...Read more

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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I get joint flare ups of wrist, elbow and fingers and on both sides, only in summers. The blood test came positive for RA but it was dismissed as a non-standard test. Why does it happen?

Second opinion: Symetrical (both sides) swelling/inflammation of joints is often a sign of an underlying auto-immune disease. Ra is one of many. There are conditions that have no test for (as of yet) and they are called seronegative arthritis ( ie tests are negative ). They can be treated with the same medications as RA but it is a clinical judgement based on the doctor's analysis and the severity of complaints. ...Read more

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Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?

Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?

Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative. Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout. See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...Read more

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Healthy and fit guy. Low fever last Oct '13. Both my hands below wrist and finger joints started to pain. RA factor is normal. ESR elevated. Why? Thx!

Healthy and fit guy. Low fever last Oct '13. Both my hands below wrist and finger joints started to pain. RA factor is normal. ESR elevated. Why? Thx!

Impossible to say: With little history provided and no opportunity to order more complete lab evaluation and do a physical exam it is impossible to say. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are numerous causes for an inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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Intense joint pain in wrist, hands, shoulders. Blood tests, ESR at 28, CRP at 14 and rf factor at 44. Being referred to rheumy. Likely to have ra?

Intense joint pain in wrist, hands, shoulders. Blood tests, ESR at 28, CRP at 14 and rf factor at 44. Being referred to rheumy. Likely to have ra?

Yes.: You are the right age and have the right symptoms and lab work. Rheumatology evaluation is still imperative to delineate what type of inflammatory arthropathy you have and dictate/recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?

Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. a variety of imaging. See your Dr. From a radiology viewpoint, there are many tools. First and foremost are plain films. Quantitative dynamic MRI may actually be good for RA prognosis as well as early response to treatment. There are now good biologic drugs for RA, so it is not as scary as it once was ...Read more

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What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

What can cause bilateral joint pain?  Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

Can be inflammatory: You have symptoms on both sides of your body involving large and small joints. You may have some type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Sometimes the tests for RA such as the rf and anticcp antibodies can be negative; and you can still have ra. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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