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i think i may have RA can anyone help me?

mamamarishamamamarisha Member, NewlyRegistered Posts: 2
edited 1. Jul 2012, 10:18 in Young people's community
hello ,
i am 27 yrs of age and have over the last few months been accumulating some symptoms. i am wondering if anyone can help me uncover what i may be going through.


-bright red palms of hands and finger tips, settles down and comes back
-fatty part of the hand under thumb turns blue
-veins in hand bulge out
-painful when trying to grasp anything and i hear a pop sound (painful)
-tight skin hard to close hands or to open(stiffness)

-pain that shoots up to the elbow

-extremely swollen
-painful to walk, bend
-bone pops and cracks(painful)

-when i walk to much my feet and ankles swell
-painful and hard to walk
-veins bulge when in pain
-bones pop


pain comes and goes, however lately it has been more present.


  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,567
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello mamamarisha, it's lovely to meet you and I am glad you have found us. We cannot diagnose you as we are not doctors, I think you need to go and see your GP and ask for his opinion about what is happening with you. If it is something like RA or another auto-immune arthritis then he must refer you to a theumatologist, they are the ones with the knowledge and expertise to help. Please go and see him, tell him your list of symptoms and let us know how you get on, yes? I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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