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How Many Folks Were Diagnosed By Symptoms And Xrays Instead Of Labs? My Ra Is Not Showing Up In My Lab Work But Inflammation Is.

How Many Folks Were Diagnosed By Symptoms And Xrays Instead Of Labs? My Ra Is Not Showing Up In My Lab Work But Inflammation Is.

My rheumatologist said I was sero-.. Thanks for all answers or inputs!

A myRAteam Member said:

My labs showed extremely high inflammation, but not the RA factor. I was diagnosed based on that, medication effectiveness, pain level, and pain type and location.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have sero-negative negative RA, and it was several hereafter my symptoms began before my inflammatory markers (SED rate and CRP) increased.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Mine too - and invariably when its clinic day I am fit as a fiddle, snuff to make you ill, cos you can walk out of there 4 hours later to find when you get out the car your knee is having a flare up

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My mother had RA but for 20 years it never showed up in my blood work. Finally a rheumatologist diagnosed it from LOTS of x-rays, MRI and addition blood work. That was the first time I had heard that not everyone shows up positive in the regular blood tests.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I wonder if my doc will order an mri of my whole body.. Because all my joints are involved..

posted over 2 years ago
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