Cough Joint swellingand pain
- Nodules of the skin (rheumatoid nodules)
Shortness of breath
Signs and tests
Your health care provider will take a detailed medical history that will include questions about your jobs (past and present) and other possible sources of exposure to mining dust. The health care provider will also do a physical exam, paying special attention to the presence of joint and skin disease.
Other tests can include:
Chest x-ray Joint x-rays Pulmonary function tests Rheumatoid factortiter test