Your General Rheumatology questions. Expert answers.Your General Rheumatology questions. Expert answers.

Asked on: 08/04/2011 - 17:45

I'm a 30 year old female, and I've had a long list of rheumatological symptoms that all started just under two years ago. In summary:

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Asked on: 03/12/2011 - 14:04

I have been told I need both knees replaced or I soon will not be walking. The surgeon said I have a higher risk for blood clots because of some varicose veins on my thighs. They didn't seem that bad to me so I did more research and found that a tourniquet is used during surgery.

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Asked on: 12/10/2010 - 10:44

First of all thank you for taking the time to help! I am a 32 yr old women I think I might have EDS. When I was in 6th grade I dislocated my left knee for the 1st time bending over to pick up a phone book. Over the yrs I have dislocated both knee's numerous times 4yrs ago had surgery on left knee. I also have dislocated my pointer finger on my right hand 2 times and the hand dr.

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Asked on: 10/29/2010 - 17:36

I can no longer take NSAIDS because of potential renal disease and prednisone has been suggested as a replacement (5 mg/day) for my achy joints. Despite having peripheral iridotomies done to both eyes to prevent angle closure glaucoma, I developed an acute attack in one eye. The glaucoma made the cataract worse and it was removed.

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Asked on: 09/26/2010 - 14:11
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Asked on: 09/14/2010 - 12:57

My mom also has spinal stenosis related to the arthritis. She gets epidurals and the doc there told her she has DJD, not RA. My grandmother had arthritis, but my niece has RA. What is the likelihood that my mom's conditions are all related? How do we know if she has psoriatic arthritis?

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Asked on: 05/09/2010 - 11:20

I have moderate to severe bone pain in both of my femurs. I have officially been diagnosed with Sjogren's for other problems but have no diagnosis for my leg pain. According to my doctor there is nothing wrong with my bones and he can't see a reason for my pain. He advised me to build up my muscles around my femur to see if this would help, how would that help get rid of the pain?

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Asked on: 04/20/2010 - 19:34

For 10 years plus, I have been treated with Naproxen for arthritis in my knees. My pain and stiffness in my knees has increased over the years. Gradually, I have added joint pain in my knuckles, hips, shoulders, ankles and feet. Within the past year, I have developed numbness in my toes that vascillates between extreme cold and pain and tingling.

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Asked on: 03/09/2010 - 13:40

I've read that sometimes nodules can disappear and reappear. How do I know when I should have them surgically removed? What are the pros and cons of removal versus living with the nodules?

Thank you.

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