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What Kind Of A Doctor Should I See For Joint Pain In My Hand
Trying to find out why I have sudden, severe joint pain in the metacarpophalangeal joints of both hands. I have joint pain in my hands, worse in the thumbs. My doctors have no idea what's causing it. Tests for ra, lupus, gout, fifth disease, etc, all have
? osteoarthritis: Oa at the base of the thumbs is pretty common and at 60 and female this would be even more common sometimes it quite subtle on the xrays ask for a referral or get another opinion.See 1 more doctor answer
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail. Never had joint pain. Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail. So?
Orthopedist: Or a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multiple horrible joint pain. Ra factor negative, sedrate at 26+, Hgb 3.89 and hct at 36.5. Is lupus and RA still possible? See doc soon.
As far as RA with--: --ESR @ 26 this is very low 4 it. I would suspect that the same is true with Lupus.
Yes: Typically sacroiliac or si joint pain is best diagnosed and treated by a physician. The physician can help determine the cause of the pain which can be secondary to: inflammation, trauma or an imbalance of forces acting on a joint. The physican can then determine the best treatment for the pain.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is difficult even for an experienced clinician to determine whether someone's back pain is coming from the sacroiliac joints, the ligaments, tendons, or overlying muscles. Once a doctor determines what the cause of your pain is, an appropriate treatment can be planned.
I have joint pain on fingers after playing the piano. Can't move. Never happened before. Should I see a doc? Pain goes away after break. What is cause
Playing the piano: Hi Maria: Piano can look effortless but improper hand, and arm position can be associated with hand and arm pain. The common injuries include tendon swelling. It is best to have a careful joint examination from your doctor who can then narrow down the likely cause of your pain. Best regards, Nisha
ALT 76 U/L. Have joint pain and mild itching too. Should I wait for a month & try to reduce some fat to see if it lowers or see the doc immediately?
Get lab work done: With the elevated liver enzyme + elevated ANA + symptoms, I am concerned about possible Autoimmune Hepatitis. Other forms of Hepatitis and other biliary tract disease are possible, so I think getting lab work and a physical exam is a better idea than watchful waiting and fat reduction. Please followup with your doctor.
I've been put on prednisone for 2 weeks for joint pain so far I can see its gonna cause heart racing and hi heart rate, when do I call the doctor?
Now: If you are having side effects call dr. Now do not wait.
Ra13 yrs, 25mg methotrexate weekly since may 2005; diffuse joint pain since aug., min. Swelling r ankle x 2 wks, sed rate/crp nml, no response to steroids, see new doc 12/4. Is this osteoarthritis?
Cannot say: It is impossible to saw without being able to examine you or review x rays.See 1 more doctor answer
Should I see a doctor I have a temp of 98.3, I feel light headed, my entire body hurts its mucle pain and joint pain, my head wants to crumble, my throat has a clentchy hurting pain, I have lots of mucus, my nose goes from runny to clogged and back again,
The: The short answer is, of course, "yes-you should see a doctor." without insurance, though, it becomes a more difficult answer. There are a few things that make it more important to see a physician. If you are getting dehydrated, you may need IV fluids. If you have a high fever (not with your current temperature) that does not come down with tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti-inflammatories, you could have a more severe infection. If you have trouble breathing, you may have pneumonia. Depending on your age, you could also have mononucleosis, in which case your liver and spleen need to be checked. Assuming you saw your mother recently, you could have what she had. However, there are many different strains of flu and some are more dangerous than others. Depending on your age and family history, the chest tightness you are having could be concerning for a heart attack. You will have to decide the risks of waiting it out to see if you get better vs. The risks of missing something serious that is best treated early. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of resources to provide medical care and it is expensive. But also think about the costs of not seeing a doctor.
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