I am a 40year old female. I have had a swollen left foot and ankle (pitting edema) for 12 weeks which was a little painful to begin with but I have been pain free for 6 weeks. I had blood tests done Rheumatoid factor >200 Alt>00 plasma viscosity 2.18 Sed 70 IgG positive. I have seen I rheumatologist and there does not appear to be any swelling within my joints so she thought I might be a liver problem. I have had a liver scan which showed that I have a normal liver. I wll be having an MRI done of my foot in a few weeks time. Could I have RA? My liver enzymes have been high for over a month the only medication I take is thyroxine I am not a heavy drinker I have completely stopped whilst my enzymes are high. Also now that I know that my liver is ok would it be save to drink alchol or do I have to wait for my liver enzymes to go down?
My mum had chronic RA