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Rheumatic disorder. Having knees pain with multiple nodules. Having redness, swelling and tenderness. Remedy?

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Rheumatic disorder

knees pain with Multiple nodules over both the legs...redness is observed.
Mild FFD right elbow
Left Knee – tenderness – patellar tendon
Swelling in Knee and ankle
Advised – short course on DMARD
Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 in Lupus
Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
looks like lofgrens, a form of sarcoidosis

Detailed Answer:
you seem to have developed an arthritis.
The nodules you have described look like lesions called erythema nodosum and the arthritis is related to it.
This type of an arthritis can be caused by a condition called sarcoidosis.
So before taking any DMARD it is better to first reach the diagnosis.
for this you may need to undergo a chest xray, mantoux test and blood counts with esr.
secondly I am not satisfied with your present treatment as you are taking both steroids, pain killers, DMARDs.
In such situations rheumatologists generally adopt one of the treatment regimens.
So I strongly suggest you to shift under treatment of a rheumatologist.
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Follow-up: Rheumatic disorder. Having knees pain with multiple nodules. Having redness, swelling and tenderness. Remedy? 4 hours later
Thanks for your reply. Hope mentioned symptoms are not connected to Vericos Veins.

In addition, it'll be great if you can recommend some rheumatologist in Mumbai.
Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
not varicose, hinduja hospital

Detailed Answer:


Varicose veins can produce nodules, however they cannot produce arthritis in knees and ankles as you have stated.

In Mumbai there is a rheumatology department in Hinduja hospital where you can consult.
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