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How does one distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from any other kind or from unlabeled aches&pains?

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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many ways

Ra has joint swelling and usually an hour or more of morning stiffness.
Ra can sometimes have positive blood tests. If the wrists or large knuckles (mcp's) are swollen, there is a high likelihood you have ra.

In brief: Many ways

Ra has joint swelling and usually an hour or more of morning stiffness.
Ra can sometimes have positive blood tests. If the wrists or large knuckles (mcp's) are swollen, there is a high likelihood you have ra.
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Specific syndrome

Rheumatoid arthritis is a very specific syndrome with a certain spectrum of symptoms including joint pain.
In addition there is blood work that can help confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Specific syndrome

Rheumatoid arthritis is a very specific syndrome with a certain spectrum of symptoms including joint pain.
In addition there is blood work that can help confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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