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Can a physician tell if a person has arthritis without taking xrays?

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Dr. David Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

There are some forms of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis in which the diagnosis is made using a blood test.
The diagnosis of osteoarthritis, which is a wear and tear arthritis, is made on an xray.

In brief: Yes

There are some forms of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis in which the diagnosis is made using a blood test.
The diagnosis of osteoarthritis, which is a wear and tear arthritis, is made on an xray.
Dr. David Tuckman
Dr. David Tuckman
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

There are many different types of "arthritis" and many of them can be diagnosed without x-rays although they are not infrequently used even then to rule out other conditions.

In brief: Yes

There are many different types of "arthritis" and many of them can be diagnosed without x-rays although they are not infrequently used even then to rule out other conditions.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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