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Zero Negative Inflammatory Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more
A condition where there 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
Great question!: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that generally causes stiffness, swelling, and pain of the small joints of the body (wrists, fingers) in a symmetric manner. For the majority of patients with RA, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies are found in the blood. However, these tests are not required to make the diagnosis if there are other findings on exam that are consistent with RA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have negative test results on rheumatoid arthritis but i did a biopsy and its positif is that conclusive?Or it could be a false negative?
Inconclusive: These symptoms need to be directly observed by your doctor for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?
Tests are accurate: If you have the right tests theses are quite accurate.You should discuss with your doctor who ordered the tests, because he knows your clinical history and will be able to explain the results to you.I can not answer without knowing the tests which were done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone who's 50 to have rheumatoid arthritis even if the blood work n X-ray was negative..??
No: There is a group of diseases called "seronegative arthritis." In this case, the lab tests do not demonstrate rheumatoid arthritis but do often show elevated levels of inflammation in the body. These diseases can have some similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis and are often treated using the same medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does RA Factor negative and ANA TEST - NEGATIVE 1:40 substrate HEP2 cells mean?does it rule out rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disord
What could a positive ANA of 1:640 speckled indicate if lupus and rheumatoid arthritis tests are negative?
I have severe pain in every joints, doctor says its sero negative rheumatoid arthritis. What now?
I have severe pain in every joints, and the doctor says its sero negative rheumatoid arthritis. What should I do?
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I want to know if people who have rheumatoid arthritis can have lupus even if ANA is negative ? I have had a upperarm bruise since june.
Connective Tissue : Diseases. Are a family of closely related disorders. They include: rheumatoid arthritis systemic lupus erythematosus polymyositis-dermatomyositis , scleroderma, sjogren's syndrome and various forms of vasculitis. Although lupus most often occurs alone, many people with lupus also have symptoms characteristic of one or more of the other connective tissue diseases. ...Read more
Hard to say: The fact that you saw an MD & an MRI was recommended makes me wonder about your clinical findings. Was there an explanation as to why the proptosis? Do you have double vision, or decreased vision? Perhaps your eyelid have asymmetrical age related changes. The RA is likely unrelated. An ophthalmologic exam would be valuable to ascertain wether there is something wrong. A review of the MRI is impt. ...Read more
Can Rheumatoid arthritis cause thrush on tongue? I am HIV negative and take aciphex, (rabeprazole) carafate, and arthrotec.
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