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I have repeated painful swollen joints I have been told it is gout I have had the joint fluid analyzed 4 times and there have never been any crystals negative rheumatoid panel it affects fingers wrist foot ankle heel knee usually one at a time occasionall

RF - rheum arthritis. You could have rheumatoid factor negative (rf-) rheumatoid arthritis. Not likely gout without crystals in fluid. Other possibilities are pseudo gout or lupus. You may want to see a rheumatologist. Read more...
Check w your rheum. Having 4 negative joint aspirations makes gout less likely. Other multi joint problems (poly articular arthropathies) may not show up on rheumatoid panels, though a general inflammation test such as an ESR or CRP will normally be elevated). You should get a diagnosis bc many good medications are available to treat rheumatologic diseases today. Read more...
Other ways . To check for gout would be elevated uric acid in blood and by way of 24 hour urine. Tapping the joint is the definitive way. There are reasons the tap could be negative, however, i would advise a rheumatology work up with complete bloodwork to rule out causes other han gout. Read more...
Small joint pain. Another possibility is psoriatic arthritis if some scaling skin or nail disease/dryness. Have seen many cases of this where fingers and toes are swollen one at a time along with generalized aching joints. Also have a lyme disease test //aso and consider infectious precursor (bacterial or parasitic organism, e.G, tick-born illness if you have visited or lived in ne areas us) to this disease process. Read more...

I've had transverse myelitis for 3 years pos ANA 3 years ago now new labs ANA ifa 160 evelevated CRP anti DNA neg red painful swollen joints in hands and feet

It . It seems that a rheumatologist shuld evaluate you and define how much of your symptoms might be related to lupus or a similar autoimmune disease , define the diagnosis and start with the treatment if the criteria and the clinical picture are consistent with the diagnosis. Read more...
I'm . I'm sorry you don't feel well. As you probably know, antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are produced in a number of autoimmune diseases, including lupus (about 85% of cases), scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Anti-dsdna is a test that is specific for lupus. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation and can be elevated in a variety of situations. Transverse myelitis can occur in a number of autoimmune disorders, including lupus, sarcoidosis, and sjogren's syndrome. Your clinical picture is highly suggestive of an autoimmune disease, and you should be seeing a rheumatologist if you're not already doing so. Your condition requires a specific diagnosis so the appropriate treatment can be instituted. I hope things go well for you. Read more...

I am experiencing foot pain and painful swollen joints (side: left) (worsened by: with movement) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabb...

How long. How long have you been experiencing these symptoms? A good place to start is with any recent changes. If you have new shoes or have increased your activity lately these may be the cause. If you have experienced a fall or injury lately, you may have a sprain or bruise. RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Also try some tylenol or motrin to see if this helps with the pain. Read more...