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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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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 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 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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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 also .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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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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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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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


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more