I have a rheumatoid factor of 8.9, and he told me 11 is positive?

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I have a rheumatoid factor of 8.9, and he told me 11 is positive?
I am 20 years old and the dr says I have signs of an inflammatory illness in my blood test results. What could this mean? My mother has rheumatoid arthritis, if family history means anything. I have had severe joint and muscle pain over the last couple months?
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What could this mean?? Why aren't you asking the doctor who ordered your test??? This is the only person who should be telling you the implications of your results. Call him!
This could mean any inflammatory infliction, it does not mean that it is rheumatoid arthritis at all. But the fact that you have been having joint pain shows that it is very possible, and a family history could mean that it is genetic, but if it is controlled early, then you will not suffer joint damage because there will not be any scarring from not having it treated right away.

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