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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Swollen Lymph Nodes
Found a hard lump behind ear that doesn't move. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be RA related? Like a swollen lymph node?
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Found a hard lump behind ear that doesn't move. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be RA related? Like a swollen lymph node? Or new nodule?
You kno when I was-: -in med school I felt the same thing. As a med student I thought it just popped up & I was going 2 die or had some horrible disease. Now @ 74yrs it's still there @ I'm alive & well. So the reality of it is that like mine it has been there 4 a long time & U just noticed it. I finally gave up feeling it & no more worries. 2 B sure,ask Ur rheumatologist on Ur next appt. it probably due 2 infec. Child ...Read more
My wife has moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.on few medications for RA. but can't take any NSAIDS at all. She is allergic to all Nsaids(rash n swell) all including the new nsaids celebrex. I hate 4 her to be on Norco for life.Any suggestions?
Diet: I know this might not fall under the realm of traditional medicine, but I have seen rather dramatic changes in patients who undergo a change to a vegan diet. There are some that believe that dairy products in particular can cause chronic inflammation that can worsen arthritis. Two good resources are- the china study and forks over knives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?
Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more
Fatigue,stress,infxn: There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs. a chemical sensitivity.RA meds suppress the immune system,which means a higher risk for infections.Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA.Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest,work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn ...Read more
Yes but no: You will need medicationGet a more detailed answer ›