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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Hip problem and pain, early arthritis?

Hip problem and pain, early arthritis?

Possible: Your age would indicate that the likelihood is low, however there are those who have a propensity for early-onset arthritis. If your symptoms are limited to one hip, you may want to have it evaluated for other musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.

What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain?  I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.

None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body. Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with "arthritis" but not type. Have spurs on lower spine + arthritis in both hip bones and knee pain w/o arth. Could be rheum.Arthritis?

Diagnosed with "arthritis" but not type. Have spurs on lower spine + arthritis in both hip bones and knee pain w/o arth. Could be rheum.Arthritis?

Get lab work done: Most common type of arthritis is Osteo-arthritis or "wear and tear" arthritis. Blood tests can indicate the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. Any specific concerns, would recommend a consult with a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?

Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?

Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating. Constant fatigue, always cold, normal?

Diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, pain in joints including ribs hips knees sometimes excruciating.  Constant fatigue,  always cold, normal?

Workup and PT: There is no good evidence that JHS in and of itself will cause such significant pain. With that said, many people with JHS do present with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, fatigue and even autonomic symptoms such as you're describing. Evaluation by a rheumatologist, neurologist and physiatrist could be helpful in sorting out your symptoms, ruling out other problems, and providing appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Both arms joint pain, no chest pain, sinus infection and neuropathy?

Both arms joint pain, no chest pain, sinus infection and neuropathy?

Can not say: We will need a lot more information. Your evaluation will take all of this into account to help make a decision. ...Read more

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I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

No: There are a number of disorders that can cause your symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis being one of them. Ankylosing spondylitis can be diagnosed with a blood test... Hlab27. A rheumatologist is best qualified to sort out what's going on with you. ...Read more

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Could the flu and bronchitis cause si joint pain?

Could the flu and bronchitis cause si joint pain?

No: The flu and bronchitis are totally unrelated to si joint pain, thus cannot cause it. However, if you already have it or are predisposed to it, a bout of flu or bronchitis may make you lay in bed for a few days, and that may exacerbate your si joint pain symptoms. ...Read more

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Multiple tendon pain. Ra and spa arthritides ruled out. Any ideas?

Multiple tendon pain. Ra and spa arthritides ruled out. Any ideas?

CRP?: Best test for inflammation! you should have had that done. Being b27 negative does not r/o spondyloarthritis, as many docs believe. Not by any stretch. But if CRP is negative, then issues of hypermobility, weight, and your activities need to be addressed more intensely! i would take an NSAID for pain relief! ...Read more

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What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

Many: Thre are many rheumatologic conditons that could cause your symptoms. One would need to know your history, your overall health, medications, allergies, history and other information. You need a good exam, lab studies and perhaps x-rays. I would recommend you see your pcp, a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. You could have anthing from a minor problem to a severe problem. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

All together?: Are you having a fever too? Are all your symptoms starting together? They can be a very serious illness or a mild viral infection, please clarify if you have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

No: Much like rheumatoid arthritis almost any joint in the body can be affected with psoriatic arthritis - all the joints in th arms and legs as well as the cervical and lumbar spines. The si joints are typically involved in the spondylitic form of psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

Other : Ra should not have predilection to larger joints such as knees. Other things such as osteoarthritis or degenerative joints, gout/pseudo gout, tendonapahy, infection are some causes. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more