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Could it be Rhumatoid Arthritis?

I have been having joint swelling on and off for several years now. About 3 years ago I went to a rhumatologist and was told that I have a "rhumatoid type disorder". I asked her what that means and she could not give me an answer. Recently I have found myself with joint pain again and knee swelling. Anyone have any suggestions?

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KathMW

Asked by KathMW at 12:41 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Health

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  • Blood tests can show if you have RA, along with x-rays. Get them done and see another rheumatologist. Good luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Its important to get diagnosed as early as possible with RA because of the damage it can cause to joints. I strongly recommend seeing your rheumatologist as soon as possible to get the necessary tests done. I dont personally know anything you can do in the meantime to help with the symptoms, aside from common good health practices such as: drink plenty of water, eat lots of fruits and veggies, avoid processed foods wherever possible, and get as much sleep as you can. Good luck, I hope you feel better soon!
    littlejreece

    Answer by littlejreece at 1:29 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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