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I have joint pain but am 24 what could it be?

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 2:57pm
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After my pregnancy with my daughter 22 months ago I started experiencing irregularity periods with cramps, and head aches that cause me to be bed ridden. I am also being played with bad joint pain. It started in my knees and has traveled to my hips, hands and shoulder. Some days it hurts just to move. Then this past month I had the worst pain in the left side of my upper abdomen and also had un controllable diarrhea and vomiting. I was rushed to the hospital and was admitted for three days. My upper bowel and appendix were both inflamed. I had a lower G.I done and came back normal. I feel like I'm running into a brick wall with what is wrong. I know something is not right in my body and am so tired of being sick everyday. Any suggestions?


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Hi Katie,
Before I try to address the possible causes of joint pain in some one so young, I would like to ask you about your digestive system issues.

Did you receive a diagnosis for your inflamed upper bowel and diarrhea? How was the inflamed appendix treated? How was the inflamed upper bowel and diarrhea treated?

There are a variety of conditions that can cause joint pain in a person of your age. Such conditions include but are not limited to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease and Epstein-Barr viral syndrome.

Since the pain is persistent and debilitating, you must call and speak with your physician. With a physical evaluation and any recommended blood tests, you can get a correct diagnosis and proper treatment.


October 28, 2011 - 8:02am
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