Is it related to RA?

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I am waiting to see a rheumatologist in February following a raised Rheumatoid Factor and Serum Protein found in a blood test. 2 days ado I noticed a small lump in the palm of my hand. It had obviously developed overnight as it wasn't there the previous day. It is small, hard and not painful. Could this be related to Rheumatoid arthritis?

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    Hi Matron speaking from personal experience I would say there is a very good chance that it is RA but get it checked out anyway x
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      No just the one on the palm of my hand. Will keep a look out though for more. Just something else to worry about but As I said I see the rheumatologist in February so I'll hopefully be a bit wiser.
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      Start writing everything down now and keep the list. When you go in to see him or her have the list in your hand. I had it in my bag and forgot to take it out! So I forgot about a few things. I forgot about my legs shaking like crazy when I walk downstairs amongst other things, but there were so many to remember. Most important though she arranged lots of blood tests, x rays and scans so at least I know more now. Good luck! X
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      Thank you sandy. I have already started to write things down because I'm terrible for forgetting things especially when it's a medical appointment.
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    In my case I have lumps on my finger joints the bones called spurs from arthritis.

    While the lumps in my palms are on the tendons which is excess growth which causes he tendons to pull the fingers down. The lumps were there for years . No curling of fingers until I had surgery on one finger which set off a flare caused All my fingers are frozen curled . 

    It's a form of arthritis call duyputrends contracture. I hope u don't have this as arthritis is usually on the bones only. I will try a new biologic drug in January . A specialist who worked on trials with this new drug will be dong the injections now that it is approved by the FDA into each of the lumps. The lumps r supposed to be dissolved by the bio drug and my fingers will be able to open up.

    Sounds too easy! It my only chance to gain use of my hands . I have a great deal of faith that my hands will be useful soon.

    See UR rheumy he will be able to identify UR lumps showing up in UR hand.

    Good luck

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      Hello hope4cure. Coincidentally I read about  duyputrends only yesterday when I googled my symptoms. Honestly it seems as though it's one thing after another at the moment. I will ask the rheumatologist in February. Good luck with your treatment, you'll have to let us know how you get on.
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