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I'm only 20, however i've been experiencing stiff and painful joints, what could be the cause?
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Dr. Carlos Kier
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Mutiple causes
Joint inflammation(arthritis) is one cause of painful and stiff joints, but not the only cause.
Without other clinical information it would be difficult to give a more specific answer. If these symptoms have been present for more than 6 to 8 weeks you should probably be evaluated by your physician.

In brief: Mutiple causes
Joint inflammation(arthritis) is one cause of painful and stiff joints, but not the only cause.
Without other clinical information it would be difficult to give a more specific answer. If these symptoms have been present for more than 6 to 8 weeks you should probably be evaluated by your physician.
Dr. Carlos Kier
Dr. Carlos Kier
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Rheumatoid arthritis
It could be rheumatoid arthritis.
Get checked out by a rheumatologist. They will usually obtain some blood work, that may detect a problem.

In brief: Rheumatoid arthritis
It could be rheumatoid arthritis.
Get checked out by a rheumatologist. They will usually obtain some blood work, that may detect a problem.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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