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Terrible pain in arms and legs, low grade fever pain bad enoigh cannot bear weight at times.Family history psa & RA could it be rheumatology issue?15yr old

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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely could be

From what you describe and family history, this indeed could be a rheumatologic problem. Based on other history and physical findings, i could think tick borne disease or rheumatic fever. Have a doctor evaluate and order appropriate blood work, and refer as needed.

In brief: Definitely could be

From what you describe and family history, this indeed could be a rheumatologic problem. Based on other history and physical findings, i could think tick borne disease or rheumatic fever. Have a doctor evaluate and order appropriate blood work, and refer as needed.
Dr. Teresa Carson
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

At age 15 the most likely cause would be jia or fibromyalgia.
With jia there should be swelling and not just pain. With fibromyalgia there should be a history of poor sleep and no fever. I would recommend you see your family doctor or someone experienced with this type of problem for a definite diagnosis.

In brief: Possible

At age 15 the most likely cause would be jia or fibromyalgia.
With jia there should be swelling and not just pain. With fibromyalgia there should be a history of poor sleep and no fever. I would recommend you see your family doctor or someone experienced with this type of problem for a definite diagnosis.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Could definitely be a rheumatology issue.
Could be jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis- either associated with psoriasis or not). Could be other things non-rheumatologic (infection, etc) with the fevers. Definitely see a physician with these complaints!

In brief: Yes

Could definitely be a rheumatology issue.
Could be jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis- either associated with psoriasis or not). Could be other things non-rheumatologic (infection, etc) with the fevers. Definitely see a physician with these complaints!
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
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