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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Positive Rheumatoid Factor


And have you noticed or been told of any of the following:

  • color changes in your fingers and/or toes caused by cold (called Raynaud's)

  • tight, shiny skin over your fingers

  • dry eyes and dry mouth

  • chronic rash on your face, scalp or extremities

  • mouth sores (similar to "canker sores" but many and recurrent)

  • sensitivity to the sun (with fever or rash after brief periods of sun exposure)

  • pleurisy (chest pain with breathing or fluid around the lining of the lung on a chest x-ray)

  • seizures (or epilepsy)

  • protein or blood in the urine or other kidney disease

  • low blood counts

  • another positive antibody, called the antinuclear antibody (ANA)?

Yes, I have had one or more of these.

No, I have the joint trouble, but none of these other problems.

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