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    Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Joint pain and stiffness can be caused by health problems other than rheumatoid arthritis. These include:

    Usually, a doctor will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by evaluating your symptoms, asking about your past health, and doing blood tests to rule out other causes for your symptoms.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

    Current as ofOctober 6, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: October 06, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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