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Doctor insights on: Rheumatoid Nodules On The Clavicle

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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?

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?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. ...Read more

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How long do frozen shoulder & rheumatoid arthritis take to heal?

How long do frozen shoulder & rheumatoid arthritis take to heal?

Frozen - 18mo: Frozen shoulder can take 18 months to resolve by itself. Surgery can speed this. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically a lifelong disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

How long does it take to treat frozen shoulder and rheumatoid arthritis?

Hard to say: Frozen shoulder usually resolves within 18mo. I would tend to think that your RA is the major contributor to your current shoulder problems. See your rheumatologist or shoulder specialist to sort this out. ...Read more

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When do subcutaneous nodules appear in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anytime/often later: Rheumatoid nodules occur in about 35% of RA patients. Interestingly, smoking and the use of Methotrexate increases the risk of developing these nodules. They tend to appear later in the disease course but can occur really at any time. ...Read more

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How to know when do subcutaneous nodules appear in course of ra(rheumatoid arthritis)?

How to know when do subcutaneous nodules appear in course of ra(rheumatoid arthritis)?

Usually never: Subcutaneous nodules are only present in about 20% of cases, they are usually associated with more severe disease. ...Read more

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What kind of gift would be helpful for someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?

What kind of gift would be helpful for someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?

Warm water therapy: Consider a membership to a local ymca or fitness facility that has a warm water indoor pool for water aerobics. ...Read more

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My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?

My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry  re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatism?: Polyarthralgia it is called and can be due to systemic arthritis like RA. But, need know lab tests, age, occupation, history of injury, bone density, symptoms, tenderness to pressure, numbness, weakness, duration and response to OTC meds and much more. Take some Aleve (naproxen) and get tested if it persists. ...Read more

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Do I have rheumatoid arthritis? Have knee problems and operations on them and thought i was overcompansating but my shoulder, hip, jaw crunch.

Do I have rheumatoid arthritis?  Have knee problems and operations on them and thought i was overcompansating but my shoulder, hip, jaw crunch.

Maybe: Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a set of lab and clinical criteria established by the american college of rheumatology and the european league against rheumatism ( eular). What you are describing may be related to RA but could also have many other causes. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

Have it worked up: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more

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Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis? Any correlations?

Small adrenal: nodules will not cause shoulder pain or scoliosis. The vast majorityof incidentally discovered adrenal nodules are benign adenomas. Most of these have unique characteristics on MRI and CT and can be diagnosed without biopsy. If they cannot be characterized as benign adenomas, they are indeterminate and may need additional evaluation and follow up. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more