painfull joints

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i have a problem with my knuckals and finger joints it started in my left hand my knuckal on my finger turn a red move colour and painfall to touch i now get it in both hands any joints also in my elbows and wrists its diffrent every day can also have realy painfull knees that come and go sorry about the spelling lol

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    This sounds like you need a referral to a rheumatologist this sounds like rheumatoid athritis
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    well get your GP to do some blood tests and maybe refer you at same time  . Probably do these tests

    Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

    In an ESR test, a sample of your red blood cells is placed into a test tube of liquid. The cells are then timed to see how fast they fall to the bottom of the tube (measured in millimetres per hour). If they are sinking faster than usual, you may have an inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

    C-reactive protein (CRP)

    A CRP test can indicate if there is inflammation anywhere in the body by checking how much CRP is present in your blood. CRP is produced by the liver. If there is more CRP than usual, there is inflammation in your body.

    Full blood count

    The full blood count will measure your red cells to rule out anaemia. Anaemia is a condition where the blood is unable to carry enough oxygen, due to a lack of blood cells.

    Anaemia is common in people with rheumatoid arthritis, although the problem can have many causes, so having anaemia does not prove that you have rheumatoid arthritis.

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