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Rheumatisms Cracking Joint
Low back pain: Low back/tailbone pain can be caused by numerous conditions including disc degeneration, herniated discs, facet joint degeneration, si joint pathology, etc. The cracking sounds are generally benign, usually caused by the spinal joints themselves (like cracking your knuckles) or by inflammation around the spine. If your pain is severe or has been longstanding then you should see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, all of my joints have arthritus, they also clickand pop. Can it be osteo, rheumatoid or a diff. kind of athritus ? Thanks!
What do you suggest if my rheumatoid factor blood test report is negative it is 4.7. but my ESR is 55mm/hr I have joint pains from 2years I am 32 year old female?
My rheumatoid factor blood test report is negative. it is 4.7 but my ESR is 55mm/hr. I have joint pains for 2 years. I am 32 year old female. What do these results tell me?
It depends: A rheumatologist is experienced in examining your joints. This would help determine if your joints are inflamed. The ESR of 55 is elevated. This is a non-specific measure of inflammation. It may or may not relate to your joint pains. A minority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis do not have a positive rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
Yes: 1/4 of RA patients have negative rf. Rheumatoid factor is just one indicator. Ra is a clinical diagnosis made by a rheumatologist. Although you may have ra, you are more likely to have other collagen vascular diseases like lupus with + ana; that have arthritis associated with them. Must see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?
My labs for rheumatoid fact came back at <8.6 and a sed rate of 6 what does this tell me? I have had a lot of pain in my hips, legs and joints
My joints are sore mainly my knee is really sore and hurts when i stretch it out.Dad has rheumatoid & osteoarthritis. Could I have this? Im 21.
Maybe : At age 21, osteoarthitis is unlikely. Because your father has ra, that might be a possibility in a 21 year old female. If you have morning stiffness, persistent soreness, and particularly if there is joint swelling, see a doctor. If there are still questions, consult a rheumatologsit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having severe joint pain in hands and morning stiffness. Was checked for rheumatoid factor. My result was <10 and the standard range was 0-13.9IU/mL?
Change your food: Body is telling you it is inflamed. Fortunately not bad enough YET to make blood test abnormal. Most inflammation in body that can cause this is caused by inflammatory foods. These include: wheat, sugar, potatoes, and juice. Also partially hydrogenated oil and artificial sweeteners. This may be the warning shot across your bow, leaving you time to change quickly. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
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