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05/18/2009 04:53 PM

Unspecified inflammatory polyarthropathy

hatbox121
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Anybody know what this is? It was my dx code on my lab work. The rheumy didn't explain it and I can't find anything on it.
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02/03/2010 10:02 AM
GovilGirl
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i got basically the same think on mine with an actual (ANA elvated, etc.) after it. i mean really - why bother with a basic "I don't know...something's wrong" as a diagnosis? hang in there. it should get better!

02/03/2010 06:52 PM
valenaann68
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I agree with GovilGirl. My rheumy had that in my notes from my 1st visit. It means "you have an arthritis and we don't know exactly which one it is".

Welcome to the group, GovilGirl! I haven't seen you post before. I hope you enjoy our group. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to start a discussion or pm one of us. Smile


02/04/2010 11:13 AM
oroman
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This kinda of sounds like whats happening to me. My rheumy has a diagnosis of Polyarthritis on my notes. I have swelling on my r wrist and pain.

Aside from having Osteoarthritis in my knees, and then Ataxia and fibro .........

Olga


02/04/2010 04:23 PM
valenaann68
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It's frustrating, isn't it? I feel like they use that as a catch all. "Well, I don't know what kind of arthritis she has, but I know she has one. I'll just write unspecified inflammatory polyarthropathy."

And we pay them for this....that's the scary part.


02/04/2010 04:39 PM
hatbox121
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No what's really scary is two facts. 1. It's called a medical "practice". 2. Half of all drs graduated in the bottom half of their class. That's scary.

02/04/2010 09:36 PM
valenaann68
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I didn't know that second one. That is very very very scary.

Do you ever feel like your the guinea pig in the "practice"? I think we've all gone through that.


02/05/2010 10:39 AM
hatbox121
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Almost every time I go!!

02/06/2010 01:54 PM
valenaann68
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Maybe you should ask your doctor if you will be compensated financially for your assistance in the study he/she is working on. Tongue

02/06/2010 04:42 PM
oroman
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Val, you are really hitting the nail on the head, I wish I had the nerve to say that to my general doctor and sometimes I also feel like I want to say this to my rheumy.

Olga

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