Bloods are ok

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I have just had bloods taken and they have came back ok. Is this possible if you have RA?

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    Hi Aabb I have seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.. It just means it doesn't show up In your bloods but is still a positive diagnosis. I have all the symptoms of RA and my mum and her mum have had it for years. I was diagnosed 7 years ago and I'm on methotrexate. Ask you GP to refer you to

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      Hope you get it sorted asap. My GP didn't know what was wrong with me for roughly 2 years. I think he thought I'd go away but no I kept on hassling him until he referred me. The rheumatology consultant knows a lot more about RA than my GP. Don't give up hun! Good luck.
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    EnglishRose is right. There are about 20% (I think) of patients who have a negative Rheumatoid Factor yet have RA. A smaller percentage of patients have a positive RF yet do not have it. You definitely need a referral to a rheumatologist. I had a battle with my GP to get referred. She was adamant a rheumatologist wouldn't do anything differently. At my persistence she relented and did the referral. I see the rheumatologist in February, 3 years after my first symptoms!
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