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What causes intermittent swelling in the digits of the left hand and spasm despite negative RA factor?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on 4 days ago in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have been having intermittent swelling in the digits of my left hand above and below the joints usually following a period of fatigue, I am getting worried now however my pad of my left thumb has been spasming for three days . I have have had a neg RA panel, thyroid is normal, diarettics dont work, i'm feeling like my hand is on fire. any help would be great.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 49 minutes later
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Hello,

Thanks for posting your query. I have gone through your query and health concern and attached report.

RA factor is positive only in 25% of cases, in rest of cases diagnose is only clinical. So you can take Eterocoxib, do hot water fomentation. You can go for TB Gold test also.

I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Regards,

Dr. Praveen Tayal
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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