This question was answered on Fri 09, Jul 2010 08:32pm by Dr Purnendu Sekhar Das

i have pain in my joints of hands,wrists,shoulders,elbows,feet,knees,hips withno swelling. fatigue is extreme at times. Cant concentrate. ra factor-negative.ana negative.can it still be rheumatoid arthritis? or what else should i betested for. Primary is

    
Asked by "dolores" (Female; 34; UNITED STATES; I have migraines,hypothyroid,asthma. I hav a sister who does have reumatoid arthritis ) on Tue 08, Jun 2010 06:04pm

i have pain in my joints of hands,wrists,shoulders,elbows,feet,knees,hips with no swelling. fatigue is extreme at times. Cant concentrate.I have stiffness in the morning that can last up to 1-3 hours. RA Factor-negative.ANA negative. Primary is sending me to a reumatologist because he thinks it is reumatoid arthritis.Again I doen't have the swelling in the joints.Could this be Reumatoid Arthiritis?

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Purnendu Sekhar Das  on Fri 09, Jul 2010 08:32pm:

Hi, There is a good chance that you may be having the initial symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The disease actually runs in families and it is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the joints. RA usually affects several joints at the same time, on both sides of your body. For example, both of your wrists may be painful and stiff. The hands, wrists, feet and knees are usually the first joints affected. Over time, it may also affect larger joints, such as your jaw, shoulders and hips. The swelling of the joints may not be present always. Although there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, the disease can be controlled in most people. Early, aggressive therapy to stop or slow down inflammation in the joints can prevent or reduce symptoms, prevent or reduce joint destruction and deformity, and prevent or lessen disability and other complications. Please visit a rheumatologist as advised by your PCP for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Hope this information is of help to you.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
lusty     ovarian cancer     what are suto seizures     melanoma1a     travel     whatisagenitialwart     oralherpes     Search for answers     samb     CALCIFICATION OF LYMPH NODES     blood test nicotine     Isthereanyrthingthat     clearmucusdischargefromrectomaftertakingadderall     what20does20inflamed20tumor20mean     rolled     swellen     i used cipla mtb after 30 days and than i got period also but now 30 ays dely of my perio time i m very upset now i am taking also cyclenrm ep     light bloody discharge 1o weeks pregnant     SUPARIPAKmedicen     troma     light bloody discharge 1o weeks pregnant     thuoquert     sinus     RecurringChestPain     wateonsuper     proteinuria     mouthandtong     Searci quit drinking beer 7 weeks ago i still have reddness my spider veins hash for answers     Thin periods     havefevercold     Ihadmono     Highneckpain     Facialmuscletwitchpullingofmyrightside     EXTREMELYDRYMOUTHVERY     pusscomingoutofback     unable to produce sperm     how do i treat a sty     can a non diabetic take overdose insulin and die     ihavepimplesonmydick     Tremblingarms     severebackpaininlowerbackofbackalsosuffersfromibs     pus cells     brain tumor     vinta     lexapro and Meizitangcom     rpr rfx qn rprconfirm tp     lycoria     vision glowy     breast enlargement     Search for answers     dr     Search for answers     Hboc vaccine     Search for answers     anysolution     an     La     tingling legs     execiveanalbleedingshouldigetcheckedout     alka     pe     Can20a20sinus20infection20make20your20neck20hurt     3 year old vagina     venous     fluid in knee 4 days later a bruise appeared why is this     Search for answers     Iha     rhumatism     benifits of vitamins a c e and selenium     howtouseciplamtpkit     wart     annularfissure     whats meant by scattered T2 hyperintensities in the uxtacortical white matter     pollp     voice     diabetic     cezarest d     dicksucking     bedoyecta     LUMP AND BRUISE BOTTOM AND LEG PAIN AFTER FALLING DOWN STAIRS     Search for answers     nuvorynweth     CanItakeadipexwhiletakingmorphine     orgasm     tvcadsearch     the side effect of orheptal     abcess in the gum     braina     ovaries     ly     bloodsugar     Search for answers     lump on rib     Search for answers     abos     xanaxandclarithromycin     howtousedezacor     fatvigna     Pap smear     1     Search for answers     hepatitis     Search for answers     i have problem of licoria white and smelly flow and irregular period of 4 yrs     vicidensideeffects     sorethroatwithearachedrycoughnocongestionnofeverisnotstrepdiffic10398 Enter your comments here with     bladder stones     hydrocortisone     bladder stones     sorethroatwithearachedrycoughnocongestionnofeverisnotstrepdiffic10398 Enter your comments here with     cheiltis     WHAT IS QUINCY     3 year old girls     adamsapplepunch     what does it mean when the inside of the walls in your vagina hurt     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats