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I have joint pain, swollen joints and a chronic cough, what could be the cause?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling.
Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam.

In brief: Many things

Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling.
Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Many things

Many diseases could cause those symptoms including viral, bacterial and fungal infections, sarcoidosis, wegener's granulomatosis, malignancy, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, churg-strauss vasculitis, etc.
You should see your doctor to begin a work up.

In brief: Many things

Many diseases could cause those symptoms including viral, bacterial and fungal infections, sarcoidosis, wegener's granulomatosis, malignancy, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, churg-strauss vasculitis, etc.
You should see your doctor to begin a work up.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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