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Tested positive for Rheumatoid factor. Done hand Xrays, right hand severe arthritis and left hand swelling. Can rheumatoid cause pain, numbness and tingling?

I just tested positive for Rheumatoid factor and a high sed rate, my doctor also ordered x-rays on my hands to take to the rheumatologist , the right hand showed severe arthritis changes but the left hand showed soft tissue swelling.. In the left hand I have lots of pain and numbness and tingling, could rheumatoid cause the numbness and pain?
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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yes definitely it can do so esp if it is causing compression of the median nerve leading to a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome.
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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