Reactive arthritis

What is Reactive arthritis?

Reactive arthritis is a chronic form of arthritis featuring the following three conditions: inflamed joints, inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis), and inflammation of the genital, urinary, or gastrointestinal systems. Reactive arthritis can occur after genital infection or bowel infection.

Questions and answers on "Reactive arthritis"

hi i m santosh , i m suffering from reactive arthritis . Right now i m on medication indomethycin, preninjole
for one month, still i get stiffness in knee and ankles and swelling on long walks.

pls may i know is it completely curable and how much time it will take ?

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Dear patient
reactive arthritis can be controlled with medication and takes longer time. You are taking indomethacin which is pain moderator and prednisone is steroidal drug which is disease modifier. If both this drugs are not helping you need to start tab hydroxy chloroquine 250 mg twice a day...

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Hi,

If someone has got reactive arthritis from chlamydia..and the chlamydia is being treated and gone...but as we know reactive arthritis cannot be cured..can the person have sexual intercourse?

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Brief Answer:
Can have sex

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have understood your concern.

Yes, of course. One can have sexual intercourse after adequate treatment for chlamydia.

Regards

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I have been having alot of pain in the outer and inner Right side hip and pelvic area since XXXXXXX I have been cleared so fay for arthritis, and Have had 3 catscans of that area, Nothing has shown up. I also have recently started getting back pains on and off since the summer, But Now more than before. Can the Back pains be related to the pelvic area pan that I am haveing or possibly be causing the pain ? Its cold stabbing like pain that I have, The hip area feels like a sharp pain that stays for most of the day, I have taken advil and other pain killers, But they dont really work. Sometimes a low dose 10 mg of prdnisone helps for a short time, Any idead what type of a doctor should I follow up with, A orthopedic or a gastro one ? Thanks Ps I did have a klebsilller P back in the summer when the pain originnaly started

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Brief Answer:
Consult a Rheumatologist for your joint pains

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

Firstly, in order to PINPOINT the exact cause of your problems; give you a SOUND professional advice; and, TRUE VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY, may I request you to kindly provide additional...

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hi, i'm 30 years old woman. i had been suffering from cox and am still on medication for 3 months. nothing was wrong with my chest x-ray. it was based on mantoux test. my esr rate was also very high. now after blood test, everything is normal. i have been gaining weight. before being infected, my weight was normal. i was diagnosed with reactive arthritis and the cause was due to cox. now my question is should i continue to take the medicine because i have started taking only one tablet from the third month. two months i had been taking three tablets. after that it was changed to one tablet per day. my health is fine except that i'm unable to bend my legs to the fullest extent. blood test for arthritis is also within normal range.

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Hello,

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.

A treatment regimen for Reactive arthritis involves medication, exercise, good posture practices, and other treatment options such as applying heat/cold to help relax muscles and reduce joint pain
NSAIDs, DMARDs...

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I developed a stomach virus with very bad diarrhea starting Saturday-it is now Tuesday. The diarrhea seems to have subsided and I feel better, but this morning I woke up with swollen, sore knees. Is this due to dehydration from the diarrhea, or could it be reactive arthritis? I had a similar issue with my wrist last year after a vomiting stomach flu. I am taking ibuprofen and iced and heated the knees which helped a bit. Just wondering when/ if I should see my doctor

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is most likely reactive arthritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and understand your concern.It is most likely reactive arthritis.You can continue with your treatment of icing, ibuprofen for pain relief along with...

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i have been suffering from SI joint pain from d past 2 months.it keeps shifting on both sides. i had all the blood tests done and it showed ANA (-ve), Rh factor (-ve), and urine tests normal, ESR was double the reference range and CRP was increased 3 times the refernce range. lastly HLA B 27 positive was what i was detected for. i had been diagnosed with reactive arthritis and the doctor gave medicines for 3 months which are INDOCAP-sr and SULFASALIZINE- dr. I was quite relieved of the pain but since the past one week i have been suffering from pain again . in the finger and toe joints , thoracic vertebrae and now the heart area. what is it?what and whom should i refer.please respond.

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hi you seem to be suffering from spondyloarthropathy.
you need to consult with a rheumatologist to give you proper treatment.

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dear I am in very inner part in India there immoderately no doctor is there I am using 1.5 gm of Saaz[ds] daily and now last three days I feel a mild attack of Reactive Arthritis. I have a very old history and afraid to increase its potency.
I just started a ibrfen 500[bd] because I dont have option. but dioria is started.
my age is 47 body weight is 78 and my right hip is replaced due to RA
sanjiv

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Hello,

I have studied your case with diligence.

NSAIDs, DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) are prescribed in severe cases.

Newer biologics have role in reactive and RA.

Do not increase dose of saaz now.
You may need to start methotrexate consulting your doctor.

I have lot of...

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I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis. Since then I changed my walking pattern. I get frequent left side lower back/ hip pain, aggreviated by sit ups or squats. Also, once the pain kicks in, a few days later i start to feel stiffness on the outside of my thigh. I think that have a tilted pelvis. Please suggest some definitive diagnosis along with treatment.

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I think just life style modification is not going to cure you completely. I would rather suggest you to start disease modifying medicines such as HCQ and SAAZ . Also start taking strong ant inflammatory medicine like Piroxicam or Indomethacin for pain. Avoid exposure of the cold and also use hot...

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Recent questions on  Reactive arthritis

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m a 24 year old female, i have been diagnosed to have tb reactive arthritis, now i ve been started with akt4 just before 2 weeks, but now m getting frequent fever, sever body pain, fatigue, giddiness, wat would be the causes , whether this is because of tablet m taking?

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Just under two years ago I contracted Chlamydia which then resulted in reactive arthritis. I had the typical symptoms of swollen joints and also circinate balanitis. Within ten months or so all symptoms had ceased with the exception of the balanitis. It is treated successfully with a cortisone cream but I've read that prolonged use can actually make the condition worse. Is a prolonged period of balanitis normal after chlamydia caused reactive arthritis? Are there other more effective meds available. Are there other causes, bacterial or fungal, that might be causing this? Any help is appreciated.

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I am having joint pain post my typhoid . Still not going down. Have been taking wysolon. Any other medicine

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hi i m santosh , i m suffering from reactive arthritis . Right now i m on medication indomethycin, preninjole
for one month, still i get stiffness in knee and ankles and swelling on long walks.

pls may i know is it completely curable and how much time it will take ?

doctor1 MD

Doc, I've been having joint pain, lost of appetite, fullness, diarrhea and cramps, also lost about 10 lbs in a week. Went to a local doctor and was given some antibiotics. Doc told me it "might" be a bug or virus. A second opinion would be great....

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My rheumatologist diagnosed me with Rheumatoid Arthritis after examining multiple joints and after describing my pain. My pain is mirrored in multiple joints. He put me on Methotrexate before my blood work came back. My question is, my blood work...

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I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis two years ago, I also have chronic gastritis and ectopic heartbeat, along with all the other symptoms that come with this disease. I have constant flares of pain swelling heat etc. I am currently aking 22.5mg methotrexate weekly. Folic acid, sulfasalazine, dihydracodeine and paracetamol. When i woke up today. I appear to have a burst vein in my knee, is this connected to my arthritis and should i be concerned. Thankyou

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