I recently went to a (great) hand surgeon in regard to . . . (you guessed it) a hand injury. I fell over a year ago and my left hand has never been the same. Unfortunately, I think poor advice exasperated and irritated the situation. I had several MRIs and X Rays and a bone scan and all came up normal (aside from a small synovial cyst). When I went back to the hand surgeon and he said we should have some blood tests done to check for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, etc., I didn’t think anything of it. I figured they’d show negative results just like every other test I’ve had for the past year. I was shocked when the surgeon told me my blood tested positive for Rheumatoid Arthritis. At the age of 28 I feel pretty healthy. Is it likely that the trauma of the fall I had last year triggered the rhematoid arthritis? I have never had any of the RA symptoms before and I only have the consistent pain in the hand and wrist that I hurt when I fell.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Q & A
I have RA. Can you tell me the likelyhood that my identical twin sister will develope RA in her life time? How much of a role is genes in RA?
im a 41yr old female with R.A.its been 7 yrs,i now have it full blown in all joints,feet, ankels,knees,hips,back,shoulders,elbows,neck,wrist,and hands,also in jaw,im on celebrex,shots from my dr,waiting to see a specialist i have alot of fears as to different medications and there side affects,is it to late to start these meds,or maybe i shouldnt even start them, and most of all i would like the truth,is R.A. FATAL.
I have rheuatoid arthritis and my mohter has it as well. I have an identical twin sister. There is some good and bad medical things that can happen with twins. The problem that we might have is does my twin sister ok and only feels my pain which has happened to us before? With me and my mother having RA what is the chances of my twin sister getting it?
ow do i prevent rheumatoid athiritis?
What can someone do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis? Is rheumatoid arthritis be preventable?