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Negative hla-b27 antigen.Normal cpk, esr.Crp 1.6. Ra neg. For 7 months stiff sore muscles in hips, shoulders back what could this be? Doctor not sure.

Negative hla-b27 antigen.Normal cpk, esr.Crp 1.6. Ra neg. For 7 months stiff sore muscles in hips, shoulders back what could this be? Doctor not sure.

Age, side effects,,,: This could be from just age effects on your muscles, especially if you've used them a lot during your lifetime for housework or in your work. You're on two medications for muscle relaxation that could have side effects invoking your nervous system and ultimately your muscles, and they might ache afterwards. You therefore might think of seeing your doctor to get off the meds (except nsaids). ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have been suffering two months of soreness and pain on the left anal sphincter muscle at the opening. Dr. performed and a scope no abnormalities.

I have been suffering two months of soreness and pain on the left anal sphincter muscle at the opening. Dr. performed and a scope no abnormalities.

Proctologist: I recommend that you consult a proctologist if you want a thorough evaluation of this symptom. In my experience they are more expert in diagnosis and treatment of anal and rectal disorders compared with gastroenterologists or even colorectal surgeons. You may have a chronic anal fissure,small perianal abscess or fistula. ...Read more

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How much glucosamine should I take for RA in my fingers? Always sore :(

How much glucosamine should I take for RA in my fingers? Always sore :(

Glucosamine has not-: --been shown to be effective in RA. If you feel the need to try it, go ahead, no harm done ...Read more

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I have RA. Is soreness at the base of the tongue a common symptom?

I have RA. Is soreness at the base of the tongue a common symptom?

Not really!: Certain meds used to treat RA can cause it, but this is not a feature of RA. But you are on no RA meds! Have someone look at your throat please. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adult ra? My child has jia and lately some of my joints have been sore esp my knees and a lil stiff after sitting to long

RA : Fatigue, joint stiffness usually of small joints of hands, wrists , elbows, shoulders, knees , ankles and feet though on occasion it can start on a larger joint and spread to affect rest of the joints in a symmetrical fashion. Morning stiffness is usual. Swelling of affected joints are common . Check with rheumatologist for such symptoms as early diagnosis plays significant role in treatment. ...Read more

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I recently started waking up with painful stiff fingers. I was tested for RA and my blood was all normal. They loosen up but the index finger remains sore all day ideas?

I recently started waking up with painful stiff fingers. I was tested for RA and my blood was all normal. They loosen up but the index finger remains sore all day   ideas?

Inflammatory arthrit: Stiff hands first thing in the am usually suggests an inflammatory arthritis. There are other types of arthritis than can cause this other than ra. You should see your doc and make sure to get xrays, esr, CBC among other things. Anti-inflammatories work well for these. ...Read more

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Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen. ?

Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen. ?

Further workup : May need further workup. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are many other potential causes. Psoriasis is one example. A percentage of patients with psoriasis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis, and it is characterized by diffuse swelling in the fingers. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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I have lupus fibermyalgia RA my hands and arm feel like there on fire hands swelling and muscles hurt. Could it be from any of my illnesses?

Absolutely: Your swelling could be due to the RA, which would also cause pain in the joints. Fibromyalgia can cause diffuse pain anywhere in the body. Make sure you are followed by a rheumatologist who can help get these symptoms under control. I would also suggest extra vitamin D (5000 units of D3 daily). Studies suggest that higher amounts my decrease the frequency and severity of flare-ups. ...Read more

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I have sore fingers/joints ouch! Dr said it's probably RA what can I do to prevent it and my bones look bad in fingers :( what can I do ? Sore!

Must treat: "Probably RA" sets off an alarm. You MUST find out if it is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as RA is a treatable disease that can lead to deformity and disability if not promptly treated. The best doctor to see is a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have sore hands and fingers despite taking methotextrate for RA for 2 years. Should I use or avoid a hand strengthening device? Will it help or harm

I have sore hands and fingers despite taking methotextrate for RA for 2 years. Should I use or avoid a hand strengthening device? Will it help or harm

see details: Is the pain due to damage or continued inflammation? If it is secondary to damage i would discussed options with your rheumatologist and at least consider working with a hand therapist. If it is due to chronic inflammation, you need to consider the addition of a tnf agent. Tobacco use makes RA worse so you should stop that habit now. ...Read more

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Any conditions where "muscle"/cartilage/ligament pain is localized in mult spots thru body- ribs, back, shldr blades, hips, leg? Neg 4 RA/osteo/fibro.

Any conditions where "muscle"/cartilage/ligament pain is localized in mult spots thru body- ribs, back, shldr blades, hips, leg? Neg 4 RA/osteo/fibro.

See rheumatologist: Have you seen a board certified rheumatologist? There are sero-negative arthropathies (conditions that test negative in lab test. Do you live around deer-lynes disease is another condition -if worked up by above and a negative, reccomed staying as physically active as possible and if persists 3-4 months seek a second opinion ...Read more

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7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra" recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?

7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?

Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnormal lab tests include elevated muscle enzymes (CPK, AST/ALT); positive antibody tests, including Jo-1; abnormal EMG/nerve conduction test; edema seen on an MRI of proximal muscles; muscle biopsy showing destruction and regeneration of muscle cells. ...Read more

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Been told i don't have RA or fibromyalgia by several different docs. All tests normal. But i've had muscle/joint pain in low back, arms&calves10+yrs?

Been told i don't have RA or fibromyalgia by several different docs. All tests normal. But i've had muscle/joint pain in low back, arms&calves10+yrs?

Discuss with MD: Possible rheumatology or neurology referral at this point. I would recommend smoking cessation as it is associated with vascular claudication which can give some of the symptoms described. ...Read more

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I lost voice suddenly on Father's Day. hoarseness but 0 pain, 0 sore/scratchy,or SOB. Waking up w/coughViscous, bright red phlegm x2D. DX: SeroNeg RA,?

I lost voice suddenly on Father's Day. hoarseness but 0 pain, 0 sore/scratchy,or SOB. Waking up w/coughViscous, bright red phlegm x2D. DX: SeroNeg RA,?

Mgt: I would recommend a visit with an ENT specialist and chest imaging if this has not been completed as yet. If you are currently coughing up blood, please go to the ED right away. Do you have a history of smoking? ...Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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