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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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If I test negative on the arthritis test does that mean that I will never get arthritis?

If I test negative on the arthritis test does that mean that I will never get arthritis?

No: There is no blood or urine test to diagnose osteoarthritis. A large number of pts with rheumatoid arthritis are sero-negative (test negative). There are many other arthritis ( reactive, psoriatic etc) that have no specific test. ...Read more

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What if i test negative on the arthritis test does it mean that i will never get arthritis?

What if i test negative on the arthritis test does it mean that i will never get arthritis?

Smoking and children: You should not be smoking at all, of course. But second hand smoke causes many problems for the baby including an increased risk of ear infections. And anything you put in your body will last bewteen feedings including nicotine, alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

See details: It depends on the cause of the arthritis. Low white count, various types of anemia and a low platelet counts are just some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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My blood test said negative for arthritis, could I still have it?

My blood test said negative for arthritis, could I still have it?

Yes: A significant number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will have a negative rheumatoid factor at the time of initial evaluation. There is no single blood test which allows one to make a definitive diagnosis of ra. The diagnosis of RA is made on the basis of clinical, historical and laboratory criteria. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriatic arthritis and test negative for arthritis?

Is it possible to have psoriatic arthritis and test negative for arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Hi Sharon, Psoriatic arthritis is under the umbrella of spondylo-arthritis. This group of arthritis has a genetic test for Human Leukocyte Antigen B27 (HLA B27). A positive test means HLA-B27 is present. About 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis test positive for HLA B27, therefore a negative test does not exclude the diagnosis. I hope that is helpful. Thank you, Nisha ...Read more

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What are common meds for rheumatoid arthritis and their positives/negatives?

What are common meds for rheumatoid arthritis and their positives/negatives?

See details: The answer is much too long to fit in the space provided. If you have RA, discuss the meds with your rheumatologist. If not, Google the topic and read for yourself. ...Read more

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How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?

How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?

Arthritis: There are negative test and there are additional tests that may be followed for a now symptomatic person with rheumatoid or infalmmatory as much as at a certain level. Talk to your doctor about this especially if you are taking medications. ...Read more

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Can a person have a negative RA titre have rheumatoid arthritis?

Can a person have a negative RA titre have rheumatoid arthritis?

Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more

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Can you still have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor test?

Yes: While the vast majority of patients with RA have a positive rf, a certain percentage do not. Typically, the younger the patient, the better the chance the rf may be negative, depsite a clinical diagnosis of ra. ...Read more

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How is it possible for someone to have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor?

How is it possible for someone to have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor?

Great question!: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that generally causes stiffness, swelling, and pain of the small joints of the body (wrists, fingers) in a symmetric manner. For the majority of patients with RA, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies are found in the blood. However, these tests are not required to make the diagnosis if there are other findings on exam that are consistent with RA. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about sero negative mono articular rheumatoid artritis?

Can you tell me more about sero negative mono articular rheumatoid artritis?

Unusual: That would be an unusual diagnosis. Might want to consider other options. ...Read more

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I tested positive for lupus and negative for rheumatoid arthritis. How accurate are these tests?

I tested positive for lupus and negative for rheumatoid arthritis. How accurate are these tests?

Tests are accurate: If you have the right tests theses are quite accurate.You should discuss with your doctor who ordered the tests, because he knows your clinical history and will be able to explain the results to you.I can not answer without knowing the tests which were done. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone who's 50 to have rheumatoid arthritis even if the blood work n X-ray was negative..??

Is it possible for someone who's 50 to have rheumatoid arthritis even if the blood work n X-ray was negative..??

No: There is a group of diseases called "seronegative arthritis." In this case, the lab tests do not demonstrate rheumatoid arthritis but do often show elevated levels of inflammation in the body. These diseases can have some similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis and are often treated using the same medications. ...Read more

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I've tried 4 MS therapy all gave me negative reactions. Now not taking anything nerv,muscl test neg.MRI showed no sign but arthritis.

I've tried 4 MS therapy all gave me negative reactions. Now not taking anything nerv,muscl test neg.MRI showed no sign but arthritis.

Second opinion: If you have tried therapy and are still hurting and been told your studies are " normal" or it is " just arthritis" you might want to consider a second opinion to more specifically see where your pain is coming from. A physiatrist with an interventional pain background may be helpful. ...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


Seronegative (Definition)

Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the ...Read more