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Can anyone tell me what this means please?

It says "There is subarticular sclerosis with areas of subarticular fatty replacement in the anterior sacroiliac joints bilaterrally and articular surface irregularities in keeping with chronic inflammation"

I know it means I have AS but how bad is It? I'd really appreciate some help with this. My doctor couldn't tell exactly what it means either so I need to see a specialist

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    Are you under a rheumatologist? If not get your GP to refer you, these docs are the best for answering all your questions, good luck😊

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      hopefully someone will come along soon to answer your question.

      I know once your under one they have nurses on hand you can call with any worries, you might want to call your local rheumatologist department and see if someone can help until your appointment comes through, not sure if they can but might be worth a try, nothing worse than trying to work it out for yourself, good luck I hope it all goes well 😊

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    You do have AS.

    Subarticular sclerosis = Thickening of the bone under the joint cartilage - this happens in all forms of arthritis - so this alone could just be osteoarthritis.

    Subarticular Fatty Changes = This means the bone marrow near the joint has increased fat cell density - `This is more convincing for AS.

    Articular surface irregularities = mild erosion of the joint surface - again convincing for AS.

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      Thank you Ben. I am hoping they found it early. I am currently waiting for physio therapy and I am having more xrays done of the rest of my spine because I also have neck and shoulder pain and lumbar pain. It says on my report though that lumbar spine is normal.
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