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Your rheumatoid factors are little elevated --which means you may have rheumatoid arthritis.
There can be other autoimmune disorder related arthritis as well.
Your rheumatologist is looking to establish the exact diagnosis by carrying out various autoimmune antibody tests.
The xrays and ultrasound will look for any bony deformity, problem with the synovial joints.
Do you have any follow up appointment with your rheumatologist?
It is better to call your specialist's office to find out about the results.
You can also copies of the results to upload her for review.
Usually oral steroid like prednisone can be used 20-30 mg daily initially to control your symptoms --that is the initial treatment choice for any autoimmune disorder.