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Joint Pain/Swollen Nodes/Anemia

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 29, 2008
  • 00:45 AM

About two weeks ago, I woke up in the morning with pain and stiffness in both of my knees. By that evening, it was in my feet and ankles and by the next morning, it was in my wrists and my joints were slightly swollen. I also noticed my lymph nodes behind my ears and on both sides of my groin were swollen. I saw a doctor who did some blood work that showed no sign of infection with normal white blood cell count and negative results for Rheumatoid Arthritis which is what I was convinced I had since I had a lot of the same symptons. I'm now waiting for results from a pap smear and possibly go for a biopsy of the glands in my groin area. They are giving me NO information whatsoever and I am beyond confused since my symptons aren't for anything really specific. My bloodwork was normal...other than mild anemia. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • I wouldn't necessarily think Lyme, but it might be possible. Other ideas: did you have a recent respiratory infection? This sometimes happens after such an infection. Also spodylarthropathies, problems that are like arthritis but different.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 01:17 PM
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  • You can have RA without having an elevated RA level. I believe it is called serum negative RA. Do you have elevated SED rates? Are your joints red and hot?If so I would check with a rheumatolagist.
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