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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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
What type of surgery can I get for thumb joint pain? I previously had carpal tunnel tunnel surgery6 months ago
Should I have blood work done? What kind of doctor? I have been having muscle cramps and spasms. (even though I take potassium). I have been fatigued. Joint pain and stiffness
It: It is not readily apparent what the cause of your symptoms is. Suggest that you start with a work up by your primary care provider. It may be something that can be treated at that level. However, the results of the evaluation should be able to give your provider a direction to go in if a specialist is needed. ...Read more
I was just diagnosd with mctd rnp antibody of 1.9 and anachoice screen-positive the only symptom is joint pain in my hand/wrist (i do have carpal tnl?
Positive Labs: Positive labs are meaningless unless you have symptoms. At this point, your doctor is aware of the positive results and will likely follow your symptoms. The positive simply means you are at a greater chance of developing symptoms though not everybody does. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with IBD and I also have kidney stones. I am now having very bad joint pain in my hand and wrist. Should I go to the hospital?
Maybe...: Anyone with urinary stone experiencing initial intermittent severe flank pain for few hours or days followed with severe constant pain + chill/fever, should seek urgent evaluation so to see if developing stone-related infection - an emergency. And one with multiple systemic symptoms like you needs timely evaluation with detailed Hx stressing sequence of events + physical exam + testing as needed. ...Read more
Yes.: It is one of the many side effects. ...Read more
Asap: As soon as you think it is related. ...Read more
See a Doctor: These seemingly disconnected symptoms are probably linked to a generalized or systemic illness going on like a kidney problem or an autoimmune illness like lupus. You need to see a doctor for a complete workup. ...Read more
Had muscle and joint pain in both forearms through to hands for 3 weeks. No pain elsewhere. Any ideas?
With out a hands-: -on exam, & images, anyone would B hard pressed to even hazard a guess. Get in 2 C a hand/upper extremity surgeon, one who is fellowship trained. Or depending on how Ur health care is managed, B Cn by who U R able 2 C, & get referrals if necessary. ...Read more
I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?
What are you saying?: What is your question? Are you asking or stating that you are allergic to it? If you are, don't use it. If you are not, use it. If you are uncertain, speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Started Zoloft (sertraline) one wk ago. Joint pain in hands now. Was fine prior to starting Zoloft (sertraline). Any advice?
I have joint pain in my hands but x-rays show up normal. I'm being referred to a rheumatologist. What should I expect. Can they help me?
Potentially: Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many arthritic conditions. They will often order blodd tests to screen you for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and a multiple number of potential causes of wrist pain in a young female. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Are there DIY solutions for hands' and fingers' (particularly thumbs) joint pain resulting from overuse of game controllers and phone texting?
Yes: Rest, making sure the environment is as ergonomic as possible, warm up before, ice down after. ...Read more
Can I ask my doctor to refer me to a pain mang doct for severe joint pain mainly in my knees or can I call myself cause I can't take the pain?
Wrong approach: See a rheumatologist first. Treating the cause of the pain will be more effective than just taking stronger and stronger pain meds. ...Read more
Daughter-in-law (35) and grandson (9) have sticklers syndrome. She has constant joint pain and hip keeps dislocating. Can't find doctor for her.
Pediatric ortho: Even though she is an adult, she may want to see if a pediatric orthopedist in her area will see her. Call a regional children's hospital for names. They are really very educated about the orthopedic consequences of stickler's. Also make sure they are both seeing an opthalmologist regularly. Some pediatric specialists will see adults if they have congenital/hereditary conditions. ...Read more
Today doc prescription mtx 2.5 3 pills once a week. I've taken nsaids for joint pain. If I stop today can I take it Monday or should I wait longer
Take it monday: The interactions are mainly related to further elevating the level of the methotrexate. You can take right after stopping but you should talk to your provider about what you can take some of the NSAID's should not be taken with it at all but others can with your providers approval. ...Read more
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