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Question asked by Sutopa

December 4, 2013

How does a doctor diagnose arthritis?

Arthritis is a very common medical problem and I often wonder how doctors really diagnose it. Do they diagnose using the X-ray or what?



2 Answers

  • Anil  / December 9, 2013
    Answered by Anil

    X-ray could be performed to see the amount of damage that has occurred, and whether you have Osteoarthritis. Then your blood test would be done so that other kinds of arthritis are not ruled out. While testing for Rheumatoid Arthritis your doctor will exa...  more

  • Pawan  / December 5, 2013
    Answered by Pawan

    The health care provider conducts a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history. He looks for fluid around a joint, tenderness in joints and ability to move joints. Blood tests and joint x-rays are often done to check for infection and othe...  more



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