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Knee swelling, RA


Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Stories
Compiled by Knee1 Editorial Team

Formerly known as "Patient Stories", this blog features first-hand accounts of users who have dealt with the condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis.


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Knee swelling, RA - May 24
This is my first visit to this site. I am 29 yrs old and I was recently diagnosed with RA. I have been having severe knee pain for 7 yrs. I was also diagnosed with Sjogrens ...
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Lateral fracture involving tibia plateau - Mar 15
16 months ago suffered lateral fracture of tibia involving plateau. Minor displacement ( 2 cm.) surgery not necessary. Continue to have pain, bad at times in knee & calf ...
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knee replacement - Aug 03
I had a TKR June 14th, 2004 after suffering with RA and Osteo for many years. I am 51 years old and delayed the surgury until I could no longer walk without crutches. The ...
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RA and a long time to diagnose it - May 29
Hi, I'm 42 this month and I have been in a whole lot of pain for about 4 years now. I quit working 2 years ago when I was in such bad shape I really did think I was dying. ...
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Pain control - Apr 30
I have had RA for 8 1/2 years. The first year and a half was a nightmare. I was under a RA doctors care plus I was going to a RA consultant center. The medication did not ...
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Posted: May 24, 2006 12:30
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  • Knee swelling, RA
    This is my first visit to this site. I am 29 yrs old and I was recently diagnosed with RA. I have been having severe knee pain for 7 yrs. I was also diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome when I was 8yrs old. Today I had fluid removed from my knee for the first time. The fluid was very yellow in color and was cloudier than my Dr. expected. I have to wait 2 weeks for the knee fluid test results as well as x-ray and extensive blood test results. I have 2 small children and I can't keep up with them. Most days I can't hardly walk up stairs. My knees swell to 3 times their normal size. My pain is not limited to my knees. I get the same symptoms in EVERY joint I have, including my jaw. I am very disturbed by my symptoms and what RA will do to me but I manage to keep a positive attitude, most of the time. If anyone has symptoms that sound like mine or has any advice about treatment or what to ask my doctors, I would appreciate any help. Thank you
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