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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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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