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Joint swelling

Joint swelling: Introduction

Joint swelling: One or more swollen joints. See detailed information below for a list of 128 causes of Joint swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Joint swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Joint swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Joint swelling:

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Joint swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Joint swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Joint swelling Treatments

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Stories from Users for Joint swelling

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Message Boards for Joint swelling

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Diagnostic tests for Joint swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Joint swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • A systematic examination of the affected joint or joints looking for signs of inflammation, deformity, swelling and reduced range of motion - e.g. tenderness and warmth indicates inflammation; redness of the skin over the joint indicates gout, pseudogout, rheumatic fever or septic arthritis.
    • Note the pattern of the joints affected which can assist in diagnosis
    • Full physical examination looking for signs of systemic disease that can predispose or present with joint pain and swelling - e.g. rash and pitted nails of psoriasis; Raynaud's phenomenon of systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus; doughnut-shaped rash of Lyme disease; butterfly rash of systemic lupus erythematosus; abdominal tenderness of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; heart murmur of rheumatic fever or subacute bacterial endocarditis.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count, ESR and CRP
    • Renal function tests and Electrolytes
  • more tests...»

Joint swelling: Animations

Medications or substances causing Joint swelling:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Joint swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Joint swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Joint swelling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Joint swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Joint swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Joint swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Joint swelling

Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis". This arthritic condition tends to be overlooked, even more »

Joint swelling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Joint swelling: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Joint swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Joint swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Joint swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Joint swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Joint swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Joint swelling. Of the 128 causes of Joint swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 116 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Joint swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Joint swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Joint swelling?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Joint swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Joint swelling:

Subtypes of Joint swelling:

Inflammatory joint effusion (7 causes), Heberden's nodes (1 cause)

Medical Conditions associated with Joint swelling:

Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Arthritis-like symptoms (764 causes), Joint pain (773 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes)

Symptoms related to Joint swelling:

Joint pain (773 causes), Stiff joints (258 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Swelling (3730 causes), Knee swelling (25 causes), Ankle swelling (107 causes), Elbow swelling (21 causes), Wrist swelling (33 causes), Ankylosing spondylitis, Fracture, Infection (1293 causes), Osteoarthritis (29 causes), Sprain (3 causes), Trauma

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