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Old 12-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: Could someone review my tests

RA is only one illness that can cause muscle and joint pain. I would ask your Dr to run some additional tests, looking for inflammation (sed rate and CRP), ANA (for lupus), CK (muscle enzyme), and if nothing shows up there, a repeat CCP in 6 months or so. If any one joint hurts the most, an X-ray, if it shows erosion of joint, is diagnostic of RA. I would also see a rheumatologist since these symptoms have been going on for so long. there are many things just on physical exam alone that can help differentiate RA from osteoarthritis.

 
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