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Do x-rays tell if I have rheumatoird arthritis?
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
There may be no changes on x-ray in the early stages.
X-ray findings are not necessary in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (ra), but x-rays can add in the diagnosis or following the treatment of ra. Diagnosis can be very straightforward or quite complex for ra. The right diagnosis is important since it needs to be treated to prevent irreversible joint destruction.

In brief: Not really
There may be no changes on x-ray in the early stages.
X-ray findings are not necessary in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (ra), but x-rays can add in the diagnosis or following the treatment of ra. Diagnosis can be very straightforward or quite complex for ra. The right diagnosis is important since it needs to be treated to prevent irreversible joint destruction.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Usually when it is more advanced or very inflamed.

In brief: Yes
Usually when it is more advanced or very inflamed.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Dr. Ronald Krinick
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