What causes rheumatoid arthritis and severe cramp top right side under rib?

Undetermined. Ra is caused by unknown factors. It is believed that the tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis may be genetically inherited (hereditary). Certain genes have been identified that increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis. It is also suspected that certain infections or factors in the environment might trigger the activation of the immune system in susceptible individuals.

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I am a 53 year old female and have excessive burping. Tried every OTC medication and also ginger root to no avail. I have been to my dr. And he says that I could have soft tissue disease due to having rheumatoid arthritis. When I burp my chest hurts. I do

Hello. . Hello. I am not answering with a differential diagnosis. Burping can be quite painful and bothersome. Medical acupuncture can be very effective for burping. If there is an underlying medical condition, it won't fix that but it might provide some relief between now and when you see the doctor. Take care. Read more...
Burp . Burp or belch is the product of swallowed air most of the times . The pain in the chest you get is because of the contraction of the chest , fibromyalgia , is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis , and fibromyalgia is a magnification of pain due to a variety of reasons . Your doctor probably should look into this diagnosis to see if there is an explanation for it. Soft tissue involvement in rheumatoid arthritis is related to actual inflammation of the soft tissue and very rarely it involves the chest walls . Other causes of that chest pain should be evaluated. Read more...

I have sarcoidosis and am having severe joint pain on both sides of my body. Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

Maybe. Although both can coexist in the same person it is tough without something to biopsy to know what is coming fro which one./; Read more...
Special arthritis. Here's an article on the special type of arthritis associated w/ your disease. The good news is that it is likely to be a brief attack and not necessarily to be repeated or become chronic. Talk w/ your providers about it to be sure, but if you get through it okay - this is probably it. Not the same as RA - or even OA. That's a good thing! Read more...