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Hey everyone just wondering if my joint were going to swell what and where would they look like? I currently have these little bumps on the side of my wrists elbows and ankles that are very defined. I have never really delt w/ joint pain and inflammation. I have called the doc waiting to hear back from them.Any info would be great.

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Hi Chrissy,

Often we don't get joint swelling with SLE, just the pain, it's called arthralgia. It is common in those joints you mention though. Is it possible that with your high Rheumatoid factor that you have a crossover disease which includes Rheumatoid Arthritis? ( with that there is pain and swelling around the bones/joints). Just guessing there, of course your doctor knows more about your details than I do.

Often it's those joints that are affected in RA, along with the knees as well sometimes.

Hopefully your doc will get back to you soon, let us know what he says.

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Hello Chrissy

I wonder if they are nodules. Let us know what your doctor thinks of them.

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Hi Chrissy!

I agree with Clare, the description you gave sounds very much like the nodules I have scattered over my body. I've got them on my elbows, knees, one foot, my Achilles tendon, the side of my face, even on the underside of my upper lip. They are firm, distinct bumps that don't hurt or turn red.

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I am interested in hearing what those are as well and hard to think what they look like without actually seeing them.

I have one like that and it is a calcium deposit or such.

I have little bumps next to my knuckles - swelling under the joint - but very defined and the rhemo said Lupus Athritis.

Let us know and good luck.

When my other joints swell like the ankles or knees, it is not defined at all...it is just swelling like if you were to sprain something. That type of swelling.
 
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