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I have been diagnosed with Chronic tendonosis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis by my GP over the past 20 years. It was not until I was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with and acute case of penetrating/fistulizing crohns disease that a team of doctors determined it was all manifestations of an Immune related disorder and began treating me with Immune suppression therapy.
I thought I had arthritis based upon doctors associating the pain with Crohn's. After two years I finally met a Rheumatologist who figured out I had avascular necrosis (bone death) not arthritis. X-rays will not show AVN. CT scand and MRIs will.