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

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   Posted 11/3/2016 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   

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 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
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 11/8/2016 3:28 AM (GMT -7)   
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 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
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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