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Very Early Ra Without Bloating Or Stiffness
impossible to say: One needs to be able to examine the finger. See a rheumatologist for the answer. ...Read more
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When I had lab work, my myoglobin was flagged as low (less than 22) I also have stiffness/pain in joints. Should I be concerned about RA?
Not because but....: Low myoglobin is not a regular diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis at all. It also can be lower due to other diseases or scenarios BUT joint pains and specially morning stiffness for more than 6 weeks YES are of concern to suspect rheumatoid arthritis ( RA). RA is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory arthritis that usually affects the smaller joints in the hands and feet. ...Read more
Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?
Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative. Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout. See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood test has showed negative for ra. I have joint pain, stiffness and swelling in several areas. Could it be osteoarthritis.?
Know pain and stiffness pos ANA elevated ESR fatigue family history of RA but dr says it's osteoarthritis does this sound right? Go to rheumo anyways?
If RA is severe can you have multiple bone erosions in multiple joints causing widespread joint pain and morning stiffness?
Yes,: it can affect multiple joints.Get a more detailed answer ›
Often wake up with body pain/stiffness and swelling in hands and feet. Ra factor negative. I stretch and eat healthy. What could be going on?
I've had the exact same experience: Although I am decidedly not an expert in this area, I am an experienced patient with those exact symptoms. Recently i've come to believe that the problem may be one of carbohydrate overload. On december 31 i gave up carbohydrates in within the confines of that diet have eaten whatever i like. I find that most of my aches and pains have evaporated, when i'm hungry i can simply ignore it and eat when it's more convenient to prepare good foodand have lost the 20 pounds i've been attempting to lose for the past 30 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My RF is 53 and has been increasing, but no Anti CCP. I have red hot painful feet and hips am stiffness. X-rays show OA. Is this seronegative RA?
Fingers stiffness/pain bilateral- top near nail &middle knuckles/worse in morning - RF 10.4- anti CCP -1 ESR-2 CRP- .9 - RA or OA or what?
Is an MRI of hand without contrast pointless? Looking for signs of RA or other joint problems due to severe pain and stiffness. Contrast not used
ANA+ (1:160 homologous), all other titers NEG (Lupus, RA, vasculitis, etc) Rheum thinks seroneg RA. Morning stiffness, joint/spine/SI pain. Possible?
Knee pain and stiffness elevated ESR pos ANA fatigue normal X-ray family history of lupus and ra. Does X-ray rule those out? What could be wrong
Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?
RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
23 y/o w/ chronic swelling of the knee & stiffness after marathon training. Clean MRI and blood work except 1:320 ANA titer. No suspected ra. Ideas?
Joint fluid analysis: Although it's possible that this is related to your marathon training you need to have a joint fluid analysis to see if it's inflammatory or not inflammatory, if it's infection or not infection and to see if there are crystals or no crystals. You need a evaluation to make certain what is going on inside the joint. An MRI is not sufficient. ...Read more
Recent joint stiffness in hands feet and ankles. Temp btwn 99.3-99.9 for weeks. Family h/o ra. Blood work only shows elevated CRP ( 3x normal). Ra?
15 years old female, mild joint stiffness in morning that doesn't last too long, constant fatigue, mild reynauds, chronic knee pain, could it be RA?
Joint pain& fatigue: Yes it could be Rheumatoid arthritis, but other causes of arthritis should be considered, also Lyme disease since you are suffering from chronic fatigue, see your Dr. Your pediatrician might do some work up or refere you to a rheumatologist. Feel better. ...Read more
Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?
Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. a variety of imaging. See your Dr. From a radiology viewpoint, there are many tools. First and foremost are plain films. Quantitative dynamic MRI may actually be good for RA prognosis as well as early response to treatment. There are now good biologic drugs for RA, so it is not as scary as it once was ...Read more
While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.
Early am stiffness : A common problem for joint issues in the hand. No matter what the cause the important thing is make sure that you work out the stiffness each and every day. Warm soaks warm showers and exercises such as the classic hand six pack exercises especially working on making a full fist and working on flexing the joints fully remember warm to warm up at the beginning of the day and ice after activity. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What could cause severe joint pain hands/feet morning stiffness other than lupus or RA? My dr is stumped and 5 month wait for rheumatologist
Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)
Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more
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