Anti-CCP antibody test detects cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies. These autoantibodies are found in the blood of rheumatoid arthritis patients. These autoantibodies mistakenly destroy the healthy tissues of the joints. A positive anti-CCP antibody with positive rheumatoid factor confirms rheumatoid arthritis. A positive anti-CCP antibody with negative rheumatoid factor reveals the early stage of rheumatoid arthritis.
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Which foods are beneficial in arthritis?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from arthritis. Is cow milk harmful to consume in her case (she drinks it daily)? Which foods are very beneficial for this disease or diet plan to remove it from the body as early as possible? Please reply. I need your help. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your RA factor is positive. So, for confirming rheumatoid arthritis, anti-CCP investigation can be done. Local part X-ray also needs to be done. Spinach, beet juice, and green leafy vegetabl... Read Full »
I have ankle and calf muscle pain. Could it be RA?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male, suffering from RA from the last two years and recently started the treatment with an orthopedic doctor for AVN of the hip. I have been told by my orthopedician at icliniq to consult a rheumatologist for my ankle and calf muscle pain, and for my RA medication an... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the details of your query, there are a few things to be clarified first. You have not mentioned any involvement of the small joints of hands, wrists or feet. The joints you have mentioned only include large joints. If it is really so, then the li... Read Full »
I have been suffering from joint pains for the last two years. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from joint pain for the last two years. I get pain in fingers, palms, knee joints, heels, and soles. I consulted many doctors, and they suggested tablets Colchicine, Dolo, Myotop, and Nucoxia whenever I get pain. But these days, I am getting the pain very frequently, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems to be related to inflammatory arthritis. Your laboratory reports are not clear (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please attach them again. Read Full »
I am suffering from joint pain after my delivery. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 33 and since having my baby a year ago I am suffering from joint pain, especially in my wrists and fingers. I have pins and needles sensation at times and writing is becoming difficult. I just got my reports and have elevated CRP and low folate. Any idea what could be wrong? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have pain in the small joints of your body with an elevated CRP (C-reactive protein) level. I suggest you go for an investigation to rule out rheumatoid arthritis. Do anti-CCP (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide) and RF (Rheumatoid factor)... Read Full »
What are laboratory tests available to detect rheumatoid arthritis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have painful swelling of the joints for the last three years. It started on my right hip, then right knee joint. Now I have a painful swollen right knee. I cannot sit, walk fast. My family doctor prescribed the tablet Indometacin and then referred me to an Orthopedic doctor. They belie... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seeing your weight, this might be early osteoarthritis. However, if there is swelling, we need to tap the knee and get the fluid. I suggest taking some laboratory tests to rule out rheumatoid arthritis-like ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein)... Read Full »
Kindly suggest the reason for my back pain after going through my MRI reports.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried male. I have back pain problem (stiffness) for more than three years, and everyone gives the feedback that my posture was not proper while walking. Two years before I consulted a doctor. He suspected ankylosing spondylitis, but HLA-B27 was negative. By seei... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like spondyloarthropathy and right now no surgery is required. You do routine workup like complete blood picture, CRP (C-reactive protein), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), RA factor (rheumatoid arthritis factor) and anti-CCP antibody (anti-cyclic citrullina... Read Full »
Can I have a low platelet count due to arthritis?
Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I woke up with three of my fingers popping in the knuckles and fist. I put them under cool water, and it was better. When I went to my doctor, he said it as rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed some medicine. But, those medications did not work. My blood test came back n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like two of your joint sites (fingers and elbow) are involved, which could happen in the different type of arthritis. Some of the arthritis can cause low platelets. Kindly please give me the following extra information. How long do you have the finger poppin... Read Full »
My finger joints are stiff every morning. Is it a type of arthritis?
Query: Hello doctor, I get stiff joints in the fingers (like an elastic effect) when I get up from bed in the morning. I also get ankle pain. After a few movements, I am fine. I consulted a rheumatologist who mentioned that it is psoriatic arthritis. My joint pain is very mild and comes only when I am id... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have an inflammatory joint pain which is causing a stiffness of the joints once they are rested. This is called jelly phenomenon. If you have psoriasis or any member in your family has psoriasis then one can call it psoriatic arthritis. Th... Read Full »
What is the recovery period for rheumatism?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is having swelling over the collarbone and back. Our doctor diagnosed rheumatism after blood test. Now, she has pain in ribs when she carries our 2 year old son or any weight. Our doctor had prescribed Bon-DK, Bon-K2, etc. How long will it take to recover? Is this a serious probl... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the treatment given is right. The prescribed medicines and the dosages are all fine. She needs to take some anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce the inflammation and the swelling of the soft tissues. Her ESR being high (attachment removed to protect patient identit... Read Full »
Why do I have pain in my hands and wrists?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my hands and wrist and it started a few months ago. It is typically in the morning. I visited a doctor and she did blood tests. The result flagged in my blood tests was anti-Sm/RNP 2.8 and she has referred me to a rheumatologist, who cannot see me for the next two ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the antibody as such does not match your symptoms. It is an antibody for autoimmune disease more like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). Since it is positive, I would like to know if your ANA (antinuclear antibody) was positive as well, or only this came positive. ... Read Full »