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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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Thank u doc .that u prescribed me rheumatoid arthritis,should I use med or oint n how long I use this bc my spots r little. is this safe in breastfeed

Thank u doc .that u prescribed me rheumatoid arthritis,should I use med or oint n how long I use this bc my spots r little. is this safe in breastfeed

Wrong site: Docs on this public site do not diagnose or prescribe you medication. You may be thinking of Heathtap prime.On this public site we do not have access to any other questions you may have submitted or data uploaded.We cannot comment on any question about medicatioon unless you give us the name. ...Read more

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Humira (adalimumab) and lupus: Anti-TNFs drugs have been associated with Lupus. But it may also be other conditions like fungus ,eczema. impetigo. Could try over the counter selsun blue see if helps .Discuss with rheumatologist , http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/7/716.full.pdf ...Read more

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Im not on any medicine and I've been getting small bruises, constantly out of breath is this associated by rheumatoid arthritis?

Im not on any medicine and I've been getting small bruises, constantly out of breath is this associated by rheumatoid arthritis?

It cold be: easy bruising, could happen to people without any association with any illness or a disease,simply the blood is too thin naturally,they have to be careful and declared that if they are going through any invasive surgical procedure. it could be associated with some illnesses, or could be side effect of some medication. if you are concerned, blood tests, or a consult with a hematologist will do it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have little to no swelling with rheumatoid arthritis? Also, can your blood test negative and then be positive later?

Is it possible to have little to no swelling with rheumatoid arthritis? Also, can your blood test negative and then be positive  later?

Yes: Yes, there can be periods of increased as well as decreased synovial & soft tissue activity. Some immune testing may be more sensitive than others, with results varying with time as well. ...Read more

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I have a small ball in my leg and every time i touch it it moves. Could it be a of inflammation or a cist? I do have rheumatoid arthritis.

I have a small ball in my leg and every time i touch it it moves. Could it be a  of inflammation or a cist? I do have rheumatoid arthritis.

Leg nodules : Nodules under the skin in rheumatoid arthritis are common . It could be that. Other movable nodules under the skin in leg area include lipoma( fatty benign nodules) or cyst. Get it examined and followed up based on doctor recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution! ...Read more

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19 and i just found out that I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have to go see a rheumatologist, what can I expect?

19 and i just found out that I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have to go see a rheumatologist, what can I expect?

Complete eval: Complete history and physical examination and x-rays, perhaps laboratory studies, with diagnosis and treatment options explained. ...Read more

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What are my chances of going blind with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

What are my chances of going blind with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

Small: First, you need to know which type of jra (a.K.A. Jia or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) you have as the risk of eye disease varies with the different types. Even if you are in a category of increased risk, the chance of blindness is small with proper screening and follow-up. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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