... and normal everything else. My xrays were normal too. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, i am in the process of seeing a Rheumatologist for RA. Not a definite diagnosis yet. I do have joint discomfort, but not really pain. My left pointer finger is what sent me to Dr., that and back in May my knee was grinding and shoulders were sore. Orthopedist said prob Ostoarthritis, but when I ask my PCP to test me for RA, it came back 112 (norm was 0-20)SED rate was... (1 replies)
... Hi All
I am having symptoms of Knee pain with little swelling and stiffness, Fatigue, White spots on tonsils , Muscle aches , ankle pain, big toe pain, elbow pain, arm muscle pain.
I got my results for the autoimmune panel and everything looked fine except for the
RF - 9.8 Threshold is 12
Anti- CCP - 17 Threshold is 17 OR 19 (labcorp is 19 but i have seen 17... (0 replies)
... but yet it's not used to diagnose which makes me thing it is positive in normal people too, or there's something about the test that makes it questionable. But it certainly is a factor that need to be looked at and followed. ... (5 replies)
... Bella/tattoos, thanks for the feedback and advice, I'm glad you finally were diagnosed and that it is a form of arthritis that is temporary and you can work on a treatment plan now. I just got a new doctor and she is affiliated with a teaching hospital and has already had her assistants/students with her on our first appointment...glad to hear I'm at least going down the... (11 replies)
... So here is my question, I just had these same tests done and they are much higher but still in normal range my RA factor was 9 and my ccp igg was 16. I feel terrible every day, the worst part is I am constantly achy like I have a bad case of the flu. Could someone please help me. ... (2 replies)
... CCP is normal .. ... (3 replies)
... years ago when I was 18 I went to the doctors and had blood tests. Everything came back normal and I was told there is no sign of rheumatoid arthritis. ... (3 replies)
... CCP so it was an easy diagnosis for me. However, many people have Rheumatoid Arthritis with normal blood tests. It's called Seronegative RA. Google it too. ... (8 replies)
I'm new here and hope it's ok to start a new post, I've read through several categories and believe the Arthritis forum is the best place to start. Would appreciate any help anyone can offer.
I'm a "frustrating" case as my new rheumatologist puts it. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 15-16 (1999-2000). Honestly it never seemed like a... (4 replies)
... heumatoid factor but different labs use different techniques. These different techniques have different values and different parameters. But you are still in the normal range with either. ... (2 replies)
... alk several steps to get the pain out of my ankle and hip. The range of motion is still there. He said that since all other tests are negative, including anti ccp and sed rate and c reactive protein, I do not have RA. Other than pain, I dont have the usual swelling, red joints and no stiffness for long periods of time. ... (6 replies)
... is don't take no for an answer. Your symptoms do not sound like normal aging and if you do have RA or some form of RA, it is important to get treatment sooner rather than later to help prevent joint damage. ... (31 replies)
... Chances are you have widespread osteoarthritis. It doesn't have to be RA or another inflammatory arthritis to hurt and cripple you.
When we talk about sero-negative Ra, it means that none of the specific tests for Ra are positive...the Rheumatoid Factor or Anti-CCP. But you will have a raised sed rate and CRP, low hemoglobin and hematocrit(anemia) and a raised white cell... (31 replies)
... I am not sure yet. I see my GP again on the 15th and she will refer me to one at that time, so it could be weeks or longer I guess.
Will keep you all posted here though. (31 replies)
... When do you see a rheumatologist? I have very similar symptoms and I have palindromic rheumatoid arthritis. I did have a positive rheumatoid factor and also a very high anti ccp, however, you can test negative and still have arthritis. I can have pain in one joint that can be gone hours later or pain in a number of joints that can last a week. If you do have palindromic... (31 replies)
... RA nodules are found strictly around joints. And not everyone with Ra even gets them. What you have certainly sounds like a ganglion cyst on a tendon on the back of your hand......that is exactly where they are found. The back of your hand is all tendons.
I'm sorry you have been "doing the rounds" with the docs trying to figure out exactly what is wrong. A negative RA... (2 replies)
... the low RBC and high WBC do mean something and are more significant than the positive RF. Both do happen with RA as does fatigue and low grade fevers. But with a normal ESR and CRP, that is strange but until you have all of them together, you don't have an RA pattern. ... (9 replies)
... nts. Also in cervical and lumbar spine". I have not had any prior trauma. With that result my GP sent me to a Rheumie who just dismissed the whole thing as I had normal range of motion and my blood tests were not out of range. I tried Diclofenac, then Etodolac and finally Celebrex. ... (9 replies)
... For two years my RA factor was neg, now it is 34, but my CCP IS NEG, ANA is pos, sed rate normal, c-reactive protein normal, sjogrens AB normal,RNP and smith AB normal....don't want treatment unless diagnosis in definite....ant thoughts. (2 replies)