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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What do you advise if I'm having symetric joint pain, stiffness and swelling, could this be ra?

What do you advise if I'm having symetric joint pain, stiffness and swelling, could this be ra?

Yes: Yes, it could be. I recommend you get in to see your doctor as there are further tests that can be done to determine if this is RA or another autoimmune process occurring. ...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?

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

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Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

It is not: pointless. It will probably be adequate to document most of the findings associated with RA, if they are there. ...Read more

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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

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

?: Knee xray only tells us how much gross damage or deformity is present what you are probably dealing with is inflammation you should discuss this with pcp and prbably get referral to rheumatologist could be either lupus or RA or both or possibly something else. ...Read more

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Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Chrondolamacia getting worse, pinched nerve in back, symmetrical joint pain, esp in hands & wrists. Morning stiffness. Fatigue. A little redness. RA?

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

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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 more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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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


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more