What are these bumps?

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LadieRose
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with arthritis from a chiropractor who took xrays of my back.  I have since seen a rheumotogist and am not really happy with our patient/dr relationship.  She does not speak English well and I am having a hard time communicating.  Anyway I have had these bumps along the top of my forearm for several years.  My doctor told me they were from bumping myself.  When I started reading about arthritis isaw there may be nodules but could not find information about what they are, what they mean and can you get rid of them.  I got a new one of the iside of my elbow and this time he told me it was fatty tissue.  I don't know,  I think they have something to do with the arthritis.  Please let me know what you know.  Thanks, Rose

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/19/2008 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rose, Welcome to Healingwell. First I would recommened finding a new Rheumy doctor whom speaks english. I don't have any bumps from my arthritis somebody here may now about that.
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LadieRose
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   Posted 1/19/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teddy,  I think that is really good advice.  I have hesitated because I have only been to her twice and it has taken all these years to finally see a rheumotologist.  I keep hoping the next visit will be better.  Thanks, Rose

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   Posted 1/20/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
hey there ladierose.. I have seen some threads on nodules here.. but has been a while.. let me see if I can find them.. and welcome to the forum!
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Ann926
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi LadieRose,
I was just diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. How it progressed with me was initially I had pain and sweeling in all my joints, the swelling subsided, then My hand and feet began to hurt extremely bad, with the swelling again. I went to my PCP,( and will be following up with a Rheumatologist) she did labwork on me, such as A Rheumatoid Factor and Sed/Rate, RF can be elevated for many reasons but if youhave the clinical symptoms to match the blood work it can be an affirmative daignoses for Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis clinically doesn't show nodules. Clinical symptoms for RA were pain and swelling in both hands and feet and a LUMP or NODULE ddeveloped on my joint at the pointer finger. WHen xrays were done it showed synovitis which is what causes the swelling in the joints, the longer the synovitis (or the inflammation in the synovium membrane that surrounds the joints) continues without treatment then more damage can be done to the joint. GO to another Rheumatologist. Have them Check your RF (Rheumatoid Factor) and your Sed Rate (measures degree of inflammation) and have x-rays done. (Or your PCP can have these tests done then sent to a Rheumatologist after you pick another one) But if you have lumps that are appearing over a bone in your soft tissue such as a forearm for example BUT NOT over a joint it shouldn't be a NODULE related to Rheumatoid arthritis.

LadieRose
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ducky

LadieRose
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ann,  Thank you for the information. I will have them check more bloodwork.  The nodules are in my soft tissue which my be related to fibrmyalgia because they are not on my joints.  I have not had any swelling either which I find odd.  Thanks so much and take care, Rose
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