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Concerned Husband

Posted In: Muscle conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: DeathbyHanging
  • January 8, 2011
  • 02:02 AM

Hello all, I'm writing in regards for my wife. I'll make this short and sweet with as much information I can fill into as quick as possible.

Today my wife came home from work early, wasn't feeling well, she is just getting over and ear infection.

Shes 19, fairly healthy(rather on the skinny side). A mother to our five month old.

When she came home she noticed that her joints were swollen, red and painful.

Should I be concerned or will this just pass her bye.

The joints that are swollen are both ankles, knees and the lower side of her palm (pinky side).

Write back asap, thanks. T

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  • Nothing yet hmm.... ill keep checking back!T:confused:
    DeathbyHanging 1 Replies
    • January 8, 2011
    • 01:40 PM
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  • I can't supply an educated response - as I'm not educated in medicine. However, your apparent love and concern for your wife is admirable - and right on target.In this case, make an appointment to see a physician or osteopath and let them provide their feedback. It could be a simple allergic reaction or it could be a medical condition that should be addressed immediately. Remember that medical practitioners provide diagnoses based only on their education/specialty - in other words, you'll get answers - and a possible diagnosis - from one specialist that you wouldn't get from another. Every doctor will lead you down the path of their own specialty, so talk to your family and friends to search out a medical practitioner whom they respect and trust. Good luck to your wife, your new child (congratulations, Dad!) and to you. All the best. - MT
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2011
    • 11:05 PM
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  • have your wife checked for Parvo Virus B19 AKA "Fifth disease" it is usually a childs virus but adults can get it and I have just been diagnosed with it. My symptoms were like your wife's... does she have a weird rash almost like welts? The virus is contracted through coughing and siliva usually from children or someone drinking off of her cup or another childs runny nose etc... hope that helpsNothing yet hmm.... ill keep checking back!T:confused:
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
    • 03:45 AM
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  • I'd worry about it if it doesn't go away soon. It could be an infection or autoimmune disorder. It also could be something very simple and nonthreatening like acute inflammation caused by minor injury. If she also develops a persistent fever, I would go to the doctor.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 29, 2011
    • 10:33 PM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist. It is unusual for all of these joints to be red and swollen at the same time. This is generally an indication of a systemic (whole body) disease and not just a problem with the individual joints. My concern would that it may be rheumatoid arthritis. Of course this is just based on limited information but a rheumatologist would do tests to help determine what it is. To learn more about rheumatoid arthritis you can visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-symtpoms.html Good luck. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • February 14, 2011
    • 03:07 AM
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