High rheumatoid factor with sfn without RA from implant?
I'm 54 a little dizzy with burning puffy feet. All my blood work checks out good except R factor of 146. This would lead me towards autoimmune but rheumotolgist and neurologist didn't pursue after blood work, just a referral with a 10 month wait. I have had a hip transplant and Googled autoimmunity and titanium implants and found the two are related. I also found a lab that checks for autoimmune issues with your blood by mixing it with samples and looking for igg and igm (which are the rheumatoid factors) pre surgery. I would think they can do it post if they establish a baseline R factor. I think this is overlooked too often. I'm trying to get someone to order the test at ccrlab dot com. Surgery was a year and a half ago this fits with a year or so delay in developing a condition. They actually reverse many autoimmune conditions by removing the offending material. As crazy as it sounds MS in 2 cases. I think I would rather have one leg then multiple health issues if a substitue material can't be found.