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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: pain

 onebadco69 - Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:47 pm

hi i am a 36 wf diabetic this is weird but will try to keep it short i have bouts of muscle and joint pain neck pain and headaches so far we know i have arthritis is some places on xrays and mri but not in the blood work done i also have red pinpoint spots on chest and upper arms had carpel tunnel surgey on both hands could you enlighted me on whats wrong. if blood work says i don't have arthritis why do they look at xrays and mris and say i do also read spots could be from this or do i have a rare autimune problem thank you
 Dr. P. M. Aries - Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:03 pm

User avatar there are several reasons why you can have arthritis. There are some forms of arthritis that are connected with diabetes. Other reasons might be you have rheumatoide arthritis (this will be seen on MRI) or arthritis because of connective tissue disease. It wold be usefull to know what test have been performed before giving other advices.
 onebadco69 - Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:33 pm

they did a mri said bone spurs and arthritis in neck blood work sed rate normal osteoarthritis in knees no one knows why i have this rash of pinpoint red dots only on face and chest and upper arms wondering about lupus clotting time and platelets normal have bad pain feels like pulled muscles all over body told once i had chostochronditis thank you
 cmc322 - Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:32 pm

Did anyone address the red pin point spots? I have them too, have for years. What are they?

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