• deepa deepa
    April 02, 2011
    I got negative anti-cc RF was negative raised level of ESr like 30mm/hr (I am 32 years, so 20and my C-reactive protein was 8.6. finger stiffness in mornings ocassionally and pains in elbow.
    deepa deepa
    April 02, 2011
    throat remains sore with nasal discharge. started getting excessive hairfall. Also my Vitmin levels were low(12).is it possible to have RA with these negative results READ MORE

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    April 05, 2011
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    April 05, 2011

    keep in mind that none of the people who answer questions here are doctors and that means that we are not experts in blood pathology, either. We have an excellent post about blood tests that can give you more information.

     

    That said, rheumatoid arthritis is notorious for being hard to pin down in blood tests, especially the beginning. Most good rheumatologists will diagnose RA by medical history and physical exam and pay very little attention to the blood tests. I would recommend you ask for a second opinion and if you believe you have a type of inflammatory arthritis, keep pushing. Your other symptoms including the sore throat, nasal discharge and hair loss on knots typically symptoms of RA, but it is clear that something is going on. I would recommend you ask your doctor for more tests to investigate the other symptoms.


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