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is it Rheumatoid or Osteoporosis ?

my family doctor retired this past year. He always said i had Rheumatoid arthritis.
then my new doctor , who is young says i have Osteoporsis instead.
my RA factor is14 1u/mL
the same as RA count
so ,what do yall think do i have RA
i have advanced arthritis in both knees

  1. Hi . RA and inflammatory arthritis conditions in general can be difficult to diagnosis. You mention your family doctor. Have you seen a rheumatologist? I ask because they are specialists in these conditions and there is quite a bit more than rheumatoid factor that can play into a diagnosis. In fact, up to a third of RA cases are seronegative. For your protection we cannot offer medical advice over the internet, but I want to share with you this article from our editorial team on the diagnostic process: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diagnosis. Hoping you get some answers and relief soon. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

    1. I believe in letting specialists diagnose chronic conditions, since they have the training and experience in it. Please consult a board certified rheumatologist.

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