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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. The purpose of the community is to share support and information with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients and their loved ones. Topics in the community include: causes, clinical trials, complications, family issues, living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), prognosis, research, surgery, treatments

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rheumatoid arthritis

i have a friend who had rheumatoid factor 30. she have joint pain, fatigue,hair loss, had menstrual for 24 days. Is it she had positive rheumatoid arthiritis or SLE or Sjogren's syndrome. Can you help me to find out her diagnosed through the sign and symptoms?
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Hi there!

RF of 30 IU/ ml is weakly positive, though it is neither diagnostic nor does it rule out RA or Sjogrens. Her symptoms seem to be related to hormonal/ related issues though other possibilities such as autoimmune conditions, infections, inflammations, micronutrient deficiencies etc may need to be considered as well. I would suggest an evaluation by an internist or a gynaecologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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