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Question: I have swollen lymph nodes. I have seen my regular doctor several times, had blood work. RA came back elevated. now I am seeing a arthritis doctor, had blood work done with him, X-rays on my hips and knees, now he wants to have an MRI on hips. Is this a normal course of action for this situation or should I seek a different doctor, and if so what type of doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (27 minutes later)
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Arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

To diagnose arthritis, your doctor will consider your symptoms, perform a physical exam to check for swollen joints or loss of motion, and use blood tests and X-rays to confirm the diagnosis. X-rays and blood tests also help distinguish the type of arthritis you have.MRI may be used olso

This is the normal curse in your case in my opinion

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I have swollen lymph nodes . I have seen my

Brief Answer: Arthritis Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking To diagnose arthritis, your doctor will consider your symptoms, perform a physical exam to check for swollen joints or loss of motion, and use blood tests and X-rays to confirm the diagnosis. X-rays and blood tests also help distinguish the type of arthritis you have.MRI may be used olso This is the normal curse in your case in my opinion Regards