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Ra Nodule On Wrist Joint
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have joint pain and weaknesses in my left hand from the wrist to the small joint the pain is episodic but mostly in the morning my sis had RA
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!
Joint pain in fingers, wrists, knees, & toes for 2 weeks. Also have AI thyroid disease. 29 yrs old. Could I have RA? At what point should I see dr?
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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