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Sero Negative Arthritis
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
I have severe pain in every joints, and the doctor says its sero negative rheumatoid arthritis. What should I do?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have negative test results on rheumatoid arthritis but i did a biopsy and its positif is that conclusive?Or it could be a false negative?
Inconclusive: These symptoms need to be directly observed by your doctor for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
Unusual: That would be an unusual diagnosis. Might want to consider other options. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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