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Is it possible to have little to no swelling with rheumatoid arthritis? Also, can your blood test negative and then be positive later?

Is it possible to have little to no swelling with rheumatoid arthritis? Also, can your blood test negative and then be positive  later?

Yes: Yes, there can be periods of increased as well as decreased synovial & soft tissue activity. Some immune testing may be more sensitive than others, with results varying with time as well. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Thank u doc .that u prescribed me rheumatoid arthritis,should I use med or oint n how long I use this bc my spots r little. is this safe in breastfeed

Thank u doc .that u prescribed me rheumatoid arthritis,should I use med or oint n how long I use this bc my spots r little. is this safe in breastfeed

Wrong site: Docs on this public site do not diagnose or prescribe you medication. You may be thinking of Heathtap prime.On this public site we do not have access to any other questions you may have submitted or data uploaded.We cannot comment on any question about medicatioon unless you give us the name. ...Read more

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I have a small ball in my leg and every time i touch it it moves. Could it be a of inflammation or a cist? I do have rheumatoid arthritis.

I have a small ball in my leg and every time i touch it it moves. Could it be a  of inflammation or a cist? I do have rheumatoid arthritis.

Leg nodules : Nodules under the skin in rheumatoid arthritis are common . It could be that. Other movable nodules under the skin in leg area include lipoma( fatty benign nodules) or cyst. Get it examined and followed up based on doctor recommendations. ...Read more

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Im not on any medicine and I've been getting small bruises, constantly out of breath is this associated by rheumatoid arthritis?

Im not on any medicine and I've been getting small bruises, constantly out of breath is this associated by rheumatoid arthritis?

It cold be: easy bruising, could happen to people without any association with any illness or a disease,simply the blood is too thin naturally,they have to be careful and declared that if they are going through any invasive surgical procedure. it could be associated with some illnesses, or could be side effect of some medication. if you are concerned, blood tests, or a consult with a hematologist will do it. ...Read more

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Is numbness and/or tingling in fingers and toes a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis?

Not necessarily: Best is to speak to your physician and have him listen to you, examine you, perhaps run some blood tests and you may need to see a neurologist especially since you have multiple locations of numbness. Sometimes it may be as easy as diabetes given the multitude of people who have it, but nothing beats a good history and exam by a physician. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes.Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes.Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Possibly: Autoimmune disease tends to have a hereditary component and RA is no exception. Do you have numbness and pain only with cold exposure? If so, this is called raynaud's and is often linked to autoimmune disorders but not specific to ra. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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I have Graves Disease. I now have pain, swelling & heat in my ankles & knees. Numbness in my hands. Is this Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I have Graves Disease. I now have pain, swelling & heat in my ankles & knees. Numbness in my hands. Is this Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Not necessarily: You could have autoimmune thyroid disease causing your graves. This is called Hashimoto's disease. The joint complaints from could be part of an inflammatory type of process, in the family of rheumatoid arthritis but also with other immune possibilities. You need to have your physician have you see a rheumatologist so we can clarify for sure what your diagnosis is ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more