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Wondering if this is RA for sure?

New to RA. I recently had some routine blood work completed and scored a 49 for RA. I had a visit with a Rheumatologist who ran additional tests and tested positive for RA Factor. Does this mean I have RA for sure? Waiting to see her next week. Thank you

  1. Hi reneemswillo. Sorry to hear you have to go through this process, but glad you are seeking out information. Only a doctor can provide an actual diagnosis. This article from our editorial team looks at the diagnostic process: In addition, this article from one of our contributors discusses what to expect from your first rheumatologist appointment: Hope this information is helpful and please know you are welcome here anytime. Best, Richard ( Team)

    1. Hi reneemswillo, no mater what the test results come back showing, all of us here at are here to support you.
      There are many treatments to help with RA I hope you are able to find one quickly that works for you. Ed B. ( Team Member.

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