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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that results in chronic inflammation and can affect the joints, skin, eyes, heart, and blood vessels. The symptoms include tender and warm joints, joint stiffness, fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite. Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of osteoporosis, infections, heart and lung problems, and lymphoma.

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Which medications can be taken to relieve severe ankle pain due to rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old man suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and experiencing severe pain in my left ankle. Consequently, I underwent an X-ray, which revealed soft tissue swelling. I am currently taking medication for rheumatoid arthritis, including a tablet of Methotrexate 20 mg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to medicines are correct. If they are not providing you with relief, then you need to start a short course of steroids. I suggest taking Tablet Wysolone (Prednisolone) 5mg thrice daily for five days after food. Afterward, reduce the dosage to twice daily for five day...  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 »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 popping...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old with rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from stiff shoulder, lower back, and hip and knee joint pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old and weigh 143 pounds. I am under treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with a rheumatologist. I am on medication Methotrexate 20 mg weekly, Folvite 5 mg daily, and Naproxen twice daily. I was on biological therapy, Etanercept 50 mg, for three months. I am facing a probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. All the reports are blurred in the picture (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). But since you have muscle stiffness and straightening of the LS (lumbosacral) spine, I suggest you the following precautions: 1. Avoid lift...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling on my hand and bones on the backside that causes difficulty working. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have swelling on my hand and bones on the backside, and my nerves also look swollen. I also have pain and difficulty in doing work. I consulted an orthopedic, and he advised an RA test in which my ESR is 29 mm/hr. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is 29 mm/hr. This does not suggest too much as regards rheumatoid arthritis. Probable causes for your condition are seronegative RA (rheumatoid arthritis), hyperuricemia, and allergy. I suggest you ne...  Read Full »

I had a blood test to rule out rheumatoid arthritis and found altered urea and BUN levels. I am concerned that my kidneys are affected. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I just had my routine blood test with Rh factor to rule out rheumatoid arthritis. I am taking Diclofenac for the last two months due to uric acid and gout pain. My Rh factor is okay, but my urea is 43, and my BUN is 20. Are the levels high? I am concerned if I am suffering from a kidney...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Levels of urea and BUN on their own (if elevated) do not have too much significance. From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) creatinine levels are 0.91 which is within normal limits. Levels...  Read Full »

I am a 40-year-old male with current RA Factor is measured at 171 with knee pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male with normal blood pressure and no other medical conditions is currently dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. The condition primarily affects both knees, and the current RA Factor is measured at 171. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the information you provided, your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) factor value is significantly elevated. You have not specified the medications in use, which might need adjustments based on your current condition. Ass...  Read Full »

Are burning pain and difficulty in walking indicative of rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 53 years old with no significant medical history. I have been trying to lose weight and recently increase my level of activity by practicing yoga for 20 minutes a day. I am 5'2,'' and my weight is 141 pounds. Around last week I noticed some edema on my left upper knee that made w...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, there is a visible difference in the circumference of the left thigh (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is difficult to be precise as the history and examination findings are limited. There is no history of injury. You are not at risk of...  Read Full »

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause joint pain, anemia, swollen lymph node, and fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 3 inches and my weight is 97 lbs. I started experiencing pain in my joints an year ago. The pain continued and increased in intensity. Before eight months I was told that my blood was a bit low. I fractured my arm very easily seven months ag...  Read Full »

Dr. Nischith D S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you have been diagnosed with rheumatic arthritis through your blood and clinical parameters. You have been treated for anemia and arm fracture. Your blood reports say you have high inflammatory markers. To diagnose rheumatic arthritis, we need to have ...  Read Full »

What can cause sudden multiple joint pain in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. Two days back, I started to have slight pain in two different joints. After waking up in the morning, my joint pain was awful. Finally, I waked up with severe pain today morning. I cried a lot. I do not have any arthritis. What is the cause? Do I need to consul...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have sudden pain and swelling in the joint. It is a sign of acute inflammation of joints. You seem to have rheumatoid arthritis. It is a common problem causing multiple joint pain. For now, do RICE (rest, elevation, and ice compression) on the affected area. I sugge...  Read Full »

I am suffering from an eye infection and rheumatoid arthritis. Is it curable?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an eye infection (rheumatoid arthritis). My HLA b27 report is positive. What medicines should I take, Is it curable? If it is permanent what preventions I can take? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rheumatoid arthritis has a dry eye as an association which leads to frequent infections (Sjogren syndrome). There are two lines of treatment which includes controlling ocular dryness and inflammation an controlling systemic inflammation. For ocular dryness, a combina...  Read Full »

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