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Anyone ever heard of synovitis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 8, 2006
  • 07:04 PM

My daughter is going on two months of painful, hot, swollen ankles and doctors are scratching the heads in wonder. It all started with her lymph glands swelling at the base of her neck, one on her left arm, one on the left side of her hip and one at the front of her ankle. The glands have diminished, but both of her ankles are swollen and painful. Her fourth doctor, a rheumotoligist, suggested synovitis but wanted to have a biopsy done of her ankle and the lump at the base of her neck (back). We are now looking at her fifth blood work which she is scheduled for tomorrow. She's only 20 and she can't walk very well.

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  • I was diagnosed with synovitis when I was 28 years old. I had same symptoms in ankles, but also in hands knees and back. I literally couldnt get off my couch for over a year. I went to the best hospitals in Boston for ever. Finally, it was determined I have severe rhemotid arthritits, fybromyalgia, as well as synovitis. Every human body has fluid that flows under there skin. If you have syovitis your fluid basicly clots and produces all the symptoms and pain your daughter suffers from. Good luck to her. Stick with a rheumotologist. (If you can)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2006
    • 09:49 PM
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  • Does anyone know what causes swelling from calfs to ankles that is not pitting on pressure and actually is almost rock hard? There is no redness etc etc. The swelling goes down at night and the legs look normal ,but the swelling is back by the time I get dressed in the morning. I have rhematoid but the doctor is stumped as the pluse in the legs is ok and cant figure out why the swelling .Kidneys were tested , I was told they are ok, Any idea's/
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    • October 7, 2006
    • 00:24 AM
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  • My toddler son has been recently hospitalized with similar symptoms....ask your doctor about not synovitis (which is hips and pelvis) but syovitis (I'm not sure of the spelling). It is caused by a virus where the body attacks the muscles. There is a blood panel (four letters) where the average range is 100-150. I think it begins with a G....anywho, another symptom is a rash under the eye. I wish I had more information for you but this is a newer prognosis/diagnosis. It is treatable with steriods with no known long term effects.
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