After years of trying to figure out what was causing my SI/hip/groin/glute pain I was diagnosed with a left labral hip tear in 2015 and had arthroscopic surgery to repair it. Surgery was apparently successful. However, I’m wondering if that was just an incidental finding and if, in fact, I have psoriatic arthritis. For years I have had of “dermatitis” on the back of my scalp. Over the years I’ve had an increased amount of joint and muscular/skeletal pain; SI joint, hips, thighs, knees, and since… read more
I agree with Lornaw1389… Possibly go for another opinion. Bloodwork isn’t always conclusive for PSA or RA. Usually inflammatory markers are elevated. It takes a knowledgeable Rheumatologist who does a thorough exam and listens to patient complaints and history. There are multiple autoimmune disorders that can cause these symptoms. Many times we start off with one problem and develop more. Stress is really hard on us as our bodies react in the worst possible ways…Wishing you the best….
In answer to your question… I’m not sure if surgery is directly related to bringing on other symptoms or not. I had surgery on my cervical spine and they inserted a graft from hip bone and it went well but it was exactly 6 months later that I had the sudden onset of severe pain in my SI joints, hips etc and was diagnosed eventually with PSA… so who knows?
I just noticed you went to a rheumatologist and you said your tests were normal. Psoriatic Arthritis does not show up on the "arthritis" blood test. I know because my tests also read normal but my inflammatory factor is off the charts. Go to a different rheumatologist please. Psa is totally different than osteo arthritis and usually diagnosed from the doctor asking the right questions about nails, hands, feet, skin, throbbing pains showing inflammatory disease. Hope you get some answers.
I'm new here but please make an appointment with a rheumatologist. I had been going to many skin, joint and back doctors for 20 years and not 1 put my psoriasis together with my "arthritis". I was shocked to find out I needed 2 total hip replacements as the PSA damage had been done. My rheumatologist is the first and only that figured out how to treat me and started biologics that have made a life changing difference. Sadly the joint damage had already progressed because I didn't go sooner. It's been 8 years now and altho they can't fix the damage they can help slow the progression. I wish someone would have told me.
Yes mine never appeared until I had a surgery that a doctor cut my uriters and burnt my bowels and sewed me up.. I was full of infection 3 months later my ppp showed up. Stress makes mine flare... but now having the hip pain so I go un March to see Rumatology to see if it possible I have that as well.
So frustrating…I was at the dermatologist today and he doesn’t think the dermatitis is psoriatic. So now waiting on another rheumatologist appointment, and another set of eyes. Good luck to you! My first rheumatologist suggested the possibility of fibro. It’s so frustrating and exhausting looking for answers.
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