I suffer fromswollen lymph nodes, joint pain, ringing in my ears is it Rheumatic Heart Disease?

I had a sore throat along with swollen lymph nodes in the week the end of march/beginning of april that lasted approximately a week. I never went to the doctor partly because of a lack of fever and it seemed tolerable. The end of April and extending into May I experienced some joint pain, never took any medication for it, as it was manageable. It wasn’t swollen, red or tender simply painful. I also experienced heart fluttering for a few seconds one morning the beginning of May. I for a few weeks in may had general achiness upon waking that generally disappeared shortly thereafter. I also had neck stiffness/kink that lasted approximately a week and half. I went to the doctor the beginning of June and had a routine physical exam with complete blood profile, urine profile and an ekg. All results came back normal. The middle of June I began having ringing in my ears. I have experienced some pain in my wrists and elbows primarily on the bones/tendon points through july/august/september. I also started to experience floaters in my vision the middle of september. I went back in to the doctor at the end of september. My physical resulted in a BP or 140/82. They ran a complete blood and urine profile, all results were normal. They also ran a rheumatoid profile – ana was negative, sedimentation rate of near 0, CRP of 2, ASO of 443. I am very concerned about Rheumatic Fever and possible Rheumatic Heart Disease. Should I be?





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

According to the lab results it is not a rheumatic heart disease..
I see all the symptoms are just temporary and goes away by its own so you might be just very anxious..
See an ENT specialist for the neck lymph nodes and ear ringing..
Practice relaxation techniques..yoga..breathing and meditation ..maintain healthy low fat low salt diet…

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
it seems to be rheumatic fever, though all of them are not the classical signs. take symptomatic treatment. if you get no relief, you should take a physicians advice
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS IS LESS LIKELY TO BE A RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE AS KEY FEATURES AND SYMPTOMS ARE MISSING. IT MAY BE AN EARLY STAGE THOUGH. IT SEEMS MORE OF A GENERALISED PRESENTATION OF SOME INFECTION OR DEFICIENCY. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
it feels like a rheumatic fever with its generalised symptoms. rheumatic heart disease occurs in late complicated cases . if you take treatment early, then heart disease wont occur. get a echocardiography done from a cardiologist