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An_248651 posted:
Good afternoon. I have been told by a reumatologist that I have RA. From what I have read RA normally presents itself in your joints. I am having hip pain, but primarliy in my right hip. I don't understand how it can be RA if only one hip is affected by the pain. Can someone explain this to me
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davedsel57 responded:
Hello.

You may get your question answered if you read through the WebMD Arthritis Health Center here: http://arthritis.webmd.com/default.htm

You may also want to post your question in the WebMD Rheumatoid Arthritis Community here: http://exchanges.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-exchange

I have osteoarthritis and know that some joints hurt when others do not some day. It is quite variable. Others with more experience may come along and reply. I just wanted to give you some good resources for your research.
Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.

Blessings,

Dave
 
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annette030 responded:
Did you discuss this with the doctor who diagnosed you?

My Merck Manual says that RA is usually symmetrical, but can begin in any joint.

What tests did the rheumatologist do to make this diagnosis?

My rheumie could tell by looking at my hands that I had the beginning of OA, even before I had any pain or stiffness. As a nurse, I can see what he pointed out to me in the peripheral joints of my fingers.

Take care, Annette


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