Rheumatoid factor

What is Rheumatoid factor?

rheumatoid factor is an autoantibody that is used to diagnose rhuematoid arthritis.........treatment will depend upon RA positivity or negativity......

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Hi. I went to the ER on day 7 of pain and swelling that came on in both wrists, both elbows, both knees, and both ankles. Pain started in all 8 joints then daily worsened. On day 4 swelling and heat starting in all 8 joints and increased in severity each day. ER doctor did examination and blood work. ESR rate was 70 mm/hr and my CRP rate is 5.2 mg/dL. I am a 46 year old woman. This came out of no where. I am being referred to a Rheumatologist but appointment isn't until December 10th. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rheumatoid ARthritis

Detailed Answer:
Good evening XXXXXXX

Thank you for writing on health care magic

Well, the sort of joint pains and swelling you are describing does fit in rheumatoid arthritis considering the symmetrical swelling, pain you are experiencing along with high...

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My mother is 54 years old.She has been detected with rheumatoid- weekly positive.
She is vegetarian. Please suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rheumatoid factor

Detailed Answer:
good evening

thank. you for writing on health care magic

Well, I would like to know a few more details...

1. why was the test carried out... did she have any joint symptoms or was it performed routinely.

2. if she does have joint pains could you...

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My husband was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis today with a rheumatoid factor of 59 Hf. What does this indicate? Is his a sever case etc?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Good evening

Thank you for writing on health care magic

Well, Rheumatoid Factor is just a marker or a supporting evidence to the symptoms your husband is experiencing and the examination findings by a doctor on examining the patient. Rheumatoid...

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I recently had a FANA, RA latex, ESR drawn for some arthritis problems I'm having. What are the normal for these and what can they tell my Dr.? I return for results next Monday, now I am on a Medrol dosepak and after one day of course already am seeing dramatic results XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Intrepretation of results

Detailed Answer:
Good evening

Thank you for writing on health care magic

Well, the sort of history you are having looks like you have a start of Arthritis and considering the dramatic response you have had to steroids, it goes more in favor of inflammatory...

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Chronic inflammatory low back pain onset age 15 iritis onset age 20 chronic fatigue and HLA – B 27 positive can you please confirm the diagnosis?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Go for anti-ccp.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have read your query.

You have back pain, iritis and HLA -B 27 positive.

You probably have ankylosing spondylitis.

If you still want to confirm it, go for anti-ccp and discuss it with your doctor.

I hope you have get your answer.

You are...

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Tested 4 points over range for RA blood test
And negative for ANA. What does this mean? I do have a sister who has RA and was diagnosed at 18

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
RA factor may be positive in healthy individual

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query carefully,RA factor and ANA factor are the test to assess the level of antibody in blood because they are raised in autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis...

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Hi doctor...i have these chronic symptoms of vertigo for 2 yrs now...i feel like i am going to fall but nver fall..i feel movement inside me...pulling on one side..always have to hold something to stand still..cannot concentrate or pay attention in lectures coz i feel i am going to fall if i stare at something and pay attention..i have to keep looking at different things to keep myself stable..my feet are tired..if i try to walk a lot or run i feel like i am going to fall as my feet will loose its stability on ground and i am going to fall..due to these symtpoms my heart beat raises and i kinda get palpitations...all my blood reports are normal except high triglycerides and normal mri and ct scan..i dont know what to do i am tired of going from doctor to doctor with no help...my rheumatoid factor is 15 always...all other rheumatic tests are negative..ccp is bordeline


Followed up with cardio too,,,all reports are within normal limits..including stress test,holter,ecg and ekg..this is like a mystery problem..i am considering vestibular rehab therapy..i dont know if thats a good idea..they even suspected lupus..but my reports are normal...finally my doc wanted me to be on zoloft..i refused since i think its a real problem that needs a solution...i still feel in 2011 i had a minor head injury in office cabinets..since my head scn is normal they r not even bothered abt that injury...but all the problems started around that time....briefing abt my problems on and off since 2011:
Dry eyes
Hairloss
Palpitation
Occasional chest pains
Fatigue
Tired when i wake up
Vertigo...my biggest problem and its bothering me when i am working since i am dentist and i have to talk to ppl counsel them...unable to stare at people and talk since i feel i fall right infront of them..i have to look at the ground when i am taking or somewhere else..
When i walk or do tread mill i feel floating sensation in my feet...

Please help and advise


My reports since 2011

Cbc-normal
Wbc rbc hb normal
Glucose normal
Thyroid normal
Female hormones normal
Rheumatoid factor 15 instead of 14 or less
Vit d was severly low but i am taking supplements now
Lupus lymes negative
Sjogrens negative
Mri ct normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This will require further investigation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Your symptoms are suggestive of a problem with the VOR (Vestibular Ocular Reflex) and the smooth pursuit system.

2. This will require further investigation. There are many causes for this type...

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Hello,

I got 3 questions.

1. I get my fingers, legs and some other bones cramps time to time. Most of the time when I wake up and try to stress, I get these cramps. They are very painful. Although after sometime, it turns normal.

2. I have gastritis problem. Every morning when I wake up, I can't put brush, I feel extreme nausea. I am facing this problem for last 3 years. Is it related? If yes, what can I do to solve this?

3. I sleep a lot. But I still feel tired. I find it hard to wake up from bed even after sleeping a lot. Am I too weak?

Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I need further details.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
I need a few more answers from you before I can give you my advise:
1. Any morning stiffness?
2. Any recurrent redning of eyes?
3. Any oral ulcers?
4. Only pain...

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Last ANA blood test showed 1:40 with positive nucleolar pattern. Is this normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
1:40 is low titre. Nucleolar pattern common for scleroderma.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. With out any specific disease also you can have positive ANA with low titre levels like 1:40. But positive ANA is more significant if Anti ds...

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I had some blood work done and I'm really not understanding. Had an ANTI SSA 4.47 and SSB 0.60.Also Rheumatoid Factor, Quant with a result of <10.0 also UREA NITROGEN score of 25

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can you kindly upload the report?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I have reviewed your information fully and will need to see the report as we need to take into consideration laboratory specifics. However, double SSA and rheumatoid factor are often...

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My daughter is 11 years old and has auto immune issues since she was 5. Right now her Rheumatoid factor is 21.5, and she feels bad. She says her whole body just hurts and she has no energy. Her sed rate is normal. A couple of months ago her Rheumatoid factor was 23. One minute she seems fine and the next she feel bad. She also has joint pain in her ankles. They get stiff and swell a little swollen. We have seen a Rheumatologist, but since her Rheumatoid rate isn t real high should we go see her again? What can I do for my little girl?

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"I am a 33 year old female that had joint pain/swelling for about a period of one week. In the middle of that week I went to the doctor for my symptoms and the doctor took blood to test for many things but said my problem seemed to point to a virus: parvo virus. After researching, it all made sense since I am a 4th grade teacher and fifth disease was in our school at that time. Based on the research I did, parvo virus is the same virus as fifth disease in children. Anyway, the symptoms disappeared in about a week and everything was all better. When the doctor called with my blood work they said I tested positive for the rheumatoid factor (107) and referred me to a rheumatologist. I have an appt. with the rheumatologist in 3 weeks - that was the soonest they could get me in. In the meantime I was sent my blood work results and am concerned about some of the numbers and no one from my regular doctor has called me back. Like I said, my rheumatoid factor was 107 and my ana titer was 1:160 with a homogeneous & nucleolar pattern. Also, I am positive for the parvo virus according to the blood work. I am so confused by what this means and would like some clarification if possible since I do not see the doctor for three weeks. My symptoms have disappeared and I feel fine. Today, however, I feel like my muscles in my upper arms are sore and I haven't done anything that would have made them sore - not sure if this is coincidence or something else to be concerned about. My grandma also had rheumatoid arthritis so it does run in my family. If I had parvo virus could that have affected my blood work and made my rheumatoid factor and ana titer positive? How do doctors diagnose rheumatoid arthritis - is it purely based on the blood test or other things as well? Thank you so much for your help,Jennifer

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