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What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis ra?

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis ra?

Tender warm & stiff: Swollen joints. Morning stiffness that may last for hours, firm bumps of tissue under the skin on your arms (rheumatoid nodules). Fatigue, fever and weight loss rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms may vary in severity and may even come and go. Periods of increased disease activity, called flares, alternate with periods of relative remission. Deformity of the joints especaily the hand and feet. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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What are the symptoms and signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Immune dysfunction!: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...Read more

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Could Babinski sign be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patient?

Could Babinski sign be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patient?

It is a sign: Of an upper motor neuron lesion. It can be seen in a person with this problem the rheumatoid arthritis is a coincidence and not a result of.... ...Read more

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Is it difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy because signs and symptoms are similar?

Is it difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy because signs and symptoms are similar?

Not usually: There are several blood tests that help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist to discuss these concerns and get the blood tests. ...Read more

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Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

Can loss of normal cervical lordosis be caused by rheumatoid arthritis? If so, would there be signs of RA on the x-ray or MRI of cervical spine?

It can be seen in-: -many conditions spasm, positioning on an X ray tsbl, can be seen in advanced RA, ankylosing spondylitis. It in of itself is not diagnostic. Exam & labs are needed 2 Dx RA. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes.Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary because my mother has it? I have stingness and numbness in fingers and toes.Is it sign of rheumatoid arthiritis?

Possibly: Autoimmune disease tends to have a hereditary component and RA is no exception. Do you have numbness and pain only with cold exposure? If so, this is called raynaud's and is often linked to autoimmune disorders but not specific to ra. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Arthritis means inflammation of joints. RA is a common form of arthritis. (There are various other causes of arthritis and RA is just one cause.) About 1 in 100 people develop RA at some stage in their lives. It can happen to anyone. It is not an hereditary disease. It can develop at any age, but most commonly starts between the ages of 40 and 60.http://patient.info/health/rheumatoid-arthritis-leaflet ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more