Unfortunately, in this game, no one can diagnose what he or she doesn’t see and thus I can’t blame your prior rheumatologist for not making the diagnosis. It sounds like you may have a reactive arthritis and hopefully you’ll be able to see a rheumatologist when you have swollen joints for him or her to evaluate.
About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.
Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University