Does my hand Redness look like RA?(Picture Included)

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   Posted 11/3/2016 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   

I previously thought I had carpel tunnel syndrome, which I still think is likely because I have several symptoms that are exclusively Carpel Tunnel symptoms. When I say that I mean symptoms that according to my research couldn't be RA symptoms. I do worry if I have both Carpel Tunnel And Rhumitioid Arthiritis because of my hand redness.

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   Posted 11/4/2016 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't see the picture.

My hands get red and swell up when inflamed. They also look shiny due to skin stretching.
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   Posted 11/7/2016 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It looks like there is redness on the joints of your fingers and knuckles - that usually indicates inflammation. Have you been tested for RA? You can have both RA and carpel tunnel. Your PCP can give you the blood test for RA and if it's positive, then make an appointment with a rheumatologist.
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   Posted 11/8/2016 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Without knowing what your hand usually looks like, but to me your fingers look very typical of RA swelling. I would get blood tests done straight away (try to get them done when you have noticeable swelling).

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   Posted 11/8/2016 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with RA when I was being treated post op for carpel tunnel syndrome by a panel of Doctors for the state. One of them was a rheumatologist.

I would certainly see a rheumatologist. Take pictures when your hands are inflamed in case they are not when you have your appointment. Mine presented in the same middle finger joints but the swelling was quite a bit worse than this.
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