rheumatoid nodules

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   Posted 7/19/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you have them?  Where are they, and how long have you had RA?
I am developing a small lump on the top of my left hand - not sure if it's a nodule or more tendonitis.  Will have it examined at my next appt.

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   Posted 7/19/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have little red bumps near my knuckles, ankles and elbows... I've had RA for about... 8 years I think. Only officially diagnosed for a couple of those though...

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   Posted 10/29/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I too have lumps on most of my fingers near the knuckles and the emergency dr said they were modules..I also have deformities especially on right hand.  I have a Dr appt Thursday to get results of the blood tests yeah

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   Posted 11/10/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have nodules on both of my hands. That's how RA started to show for me. I would get them on my knuckles and then they disappeared. One day they didn't. It took eight years for them to finally determine that I had RA. Remicade has stopped the progression of damage to my joints. I have five nodes that are permanent, but haven't developed any others.

Good luck!

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   Posted 11/11/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
iMarzz, I too have nodules in my fingers. My hands look like they belong to an alien. But they don't. They're mine, all mine. Not very pretty but whatchagonnado? I can still use them. I'm pretty awkward sometimes. But that only adds to the magic that is ME!

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   Posted 11/11/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have them as well I was diagnosed with RA about five years ago.I have them on my left hand and fingers are really bad.

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   Posted 11/18/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I just noticed a skin colored bump on the side of my thumb (right by the joint). Just wondering how these nodules feel to touch. Anyone?
Chrons - Aug 06
Hypothyriodism - November 06 
Hypertension - March 07
PCOS - July 07

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   Posted 11/18/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hi Pia!
those little suckers...docs used to like to smash em' with a Bible back in the day. {LOL}
some people who get them, they are pliable kinda'. some can move them a bit, they're firm but not rock hard....some scarring can make them very hard however.
what's your doc have to say about it?
one i had near my ankle joint felt like a frozen pea...it took a few years for it to go away.
take care
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   Posted 11/19/2007 12:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks or the qucik reply Erin!

Mine is actually hard to see unless you look at my thumb from the front. I thought it might be tough skin, but I have been at home sick for months now and I have done nothing that would cause my skin to thicken. It feels kinda hard and I can move it, but only a bit.

I've had joint pain on and off for years and my sacro area just started hurting, so I was reading all about AS, then the stupid lump shows up on my finger. I guess my body really wants to confuse me.

I have a rhuemy appointment at the end of the month... Guess I will have to put another thing on my list of questios...

Chrons - Aug 06
Hypothyriodism - November 06 
Hypertension - March 07
PCOS - July 07

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