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My 8 y/o son is complaining of random joint pain. At first, it was his foot, which stayed painful for 3 weeks, now his knee. No bruising/swelling?

My 8 y/o son is complaining of random joint pain. At first, it was his foot, which stayed painful for 3 weeks, now his knee. No bruising/swelling?

Pediatric joint pain: Please be evaluated by pediatrician and have blood work done to rule out juvenile arthritis. Not likely, but it does exist and it does not sound as if he has been properly evaluated anyway. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also, depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem(ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

What might be the cause of joint pain and swelling?

Something: Or nothing
need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

What could potentially cause sudden joint pain and swelling?

Many causes: If you have joint swelling, you should get evaluated for a correct diagnosis and treatment. There are many causes of sudden onset of joint pain and swelling. Some causes include, injury, infection, gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune arthritis (lupus), psoriatic arthritis and serum sickness. ...Read more

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I am a 48 yr old male, I have joint pain and swelling that last for 48 hours then moves to a new joint, it started a few weeks it seems to move to a joint and start with minor discomfort in the first 24 hours and then swells and is very painfull for 24 h

I am a 48 yr old male, I have joint pain and swelling that last for 48 hours then moves to a new joint, it started a few weeks it seems to move to a joint and start with minor discomfort in the first 24 hours and then swells and is very painfull for 24 h

Migratory : Migratory arthritis, meaning that is in one joint and get better and moves to another joint is a typical presentation of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is rare in the adult. Reactive artritis may present that way, but it would be not a frecuent presentation. The fact that it lasts only 48 hours makes it difficult and the fact that has been present foe a few weeks as well. Ussually viral diseases might present in a non tipical way and could last up to six weeks but ussually patiens have a flu like syndrome. Another transient arthritis that may present in this matter would be that asociated with n gonorrhea, but again is associated with, fever malaise, a discharge skin lesion. Since it has been there for several weeks yoy should consult your primary and see wheter he would like to determine what is going on or he would like to have the rheumatologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset of a migraine and joint pain and swelling in a 29-year-old female otherwise healthy individual?

Infection?: Some viral syndromes could account for all these symptoms. Any joint swelling with pain should be checked out. If no injury, then possible infection shoudl be considered. A virus could cause this, lyme disease could cause this, other infection could cause this. Call your doctor to discuss and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden joint pain and swelling in my hands?

What could cause sudden joint pain and swelling in my hands?

Inflammatory disease: If no injury occurred, then any inflammatory disease could cause this, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or a flare of osteoarthritis. Additionally, some metabolic diseases such as diabetes or hypothyroid can lead to a similar picture. ...Read more

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What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Husband was bit by a black fly 3 days ago. He's since had bad joint pain and swelling. He is feeling exhausted and just not himself. Is this normal?

Husband was bit by a black fly 3 days ago.  He's since had bad joint pain and swelling.  He is feeling exhausted and just not himself. Is this normal?

Agree w Dr.: Poochikian. This is not normal & warrants medical care. The bite of the black fly can cause itching & marked local swelling which may continue for weeks. Allergic reactions can also occur. With heavy biting Black Fly Fever can occur with symptoms to include fever, headache, nausea & swollen lymph nodes. Secondary infection may occur. ...Read more

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The past year I have had choric UTI's, vomiting regularly, joint pain and swelling, and digestive problems. Nobody can connect the dots.

The past year I have had choric UTI's, vomiting regularly, joint pain and swelling, and digestive problems. Nobody can connect the dots.

What is your Q?: After mulling over your question for few minutes, I could not figure out the specific points that you're asking for? Would you clarify the question so my HealthTap colleagues and I may/ can address the question to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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I am 49 and found out my sed rate is 39. I have joint pain and swelling. I also have small fiber neuropathy. Is this something to worry about?

See a Doctor: Joint pain and swelling is something that you should check with your doctor esp when the ESR is elevated as well. There are many details I do not know here -- which joint is one example... See your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I was stung at the end of July by a baled faced hornet. It got me on the bottom joint of my index finger. Having severe joint pain and swelling?

I was stung at the end of July by a baled faced hornet. It got me on the bottom joint of my index finger. Having severe joint pain and swelling?

Could be infected: You need to see your physician and get an evaluation. This needs to be quckly treated. It could be infected. ...Read more

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Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

See Rheumatologist: Your wife needs work up for autoimmune diseases. Sle will have other diagnosis features usually ANA positive and dsdna positive. ...Read more

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Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. Cold symptoms. Finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. What could it be?

Get checked!: She certainly needs to be checked. There are many causes, some easy to fix, some not so easy. She should get seen this week. ...Read more

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I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp. I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms. No raynaud's, though.?

I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp.  I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms.  No raynaud's, though.?

Big picture: My first concerns are whether your gerd is real -- get endoscoped, and it may be the cause of your cough and if so this is dangerous. There are several rnp's that speak either to mixed connective tissue disease or scleroderma; the latter's unlikely with no raynaud's though gerd can mimic the esophageal troubles. Just my thoughts; others will share as well. ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain without swelling?

What could cause joint pain without swelling?

Numerous possibles: There are literally numerous issues that can cause joint pain without evidence of inflammation. If this is your issue, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is joint pain always accompanied by a lot of swelling?

Is joint pain always accompanied by a lot of swelling?

No: Pain in the joints is not always accompanied by swelling, but the presence or absence of swelling can be a big clue for your doctor. ...Read more

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Could swelling from hives cause joint pain?

Could swelling from hives cause joint pain?

Sometimes: But not very often. If you experience recurrent joint pain or swelling with hives you should see your physician or a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in leg & swelling?

I have joint pain in leg & swelling?

Arthritis: It is probably some form of arthritis to define the of arthritis need physical exam And some labs. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having symetric joint pain, stiffness and swelling, could this be ra?

What do you advise if I'm having symetric joint pain, stiffness and swelling, could this be ra?

Yes: Yes, it could be. I recommend you get in to see your doctor as there are further tests that can be done to determine if this is RA or another autoimmune process occurring. ...Read more

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Can a food allergy cause joint pain/swelling?

Food allergy: Food allergy can result in swelling of connective tissues including joints. It can occur with hours and may be seen upto 24 hours after intake of food one is allergic to. Need to see an allergist to determine if it is the food that is causing the swelling rather than there is another cause of the joint swelling. ...Read more

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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more

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I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about joint pain in hands plus swelling and sweating?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious heel pain followed by joint pain followed by swelling in a healthy 25-year-old?

What to do if I have serious heel pain followed by joint pain followed by swelling in a healthy 25-year-old?

See a podiatrist: An exam and evaluation is called for. It depends on what joint is swollen. Need to make sure there is no heel fracture. ...Read more

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