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What causes swelling in the joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017
Question: I am waking up every morning with swollen joints in my hand. It is typically 2-3 knuckles that are swollen and painful. The knuckles that are affected seem to change daily.
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
most likely Rheumatoid arthritis.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Well, looking into your problems, I would like to inform you that it looks like Rheumatoidd arthritis. I would like to see your ESR , Rheumatiod Factor, Anti CCP antibody, Serum TSH levels as basic investigations to see whats going on.

Any other issue or history you think of relevant, please let me know also.

Awaiting....

Dr. Shruti


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What causes swelling in the joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis?

Brief Answer: most likely Rheumatoid arthritis. Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, Thank you for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. Well, looking into your problems, I would like to inform you that it looks like Rheumatoidd arthritis. I would like to see your ESR , Rheumatiod Factor, Anti CCP antibody, Serum TSH levels as basic investigations to see whats going on. Any other issue or history you think of relevant, please let me know also. Awaiting.... Dr. Shruti