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Dr. Steven Eyanson, MD

Rheumatologist

Dr. Steven Eyanson MD is a top Rheumatologist in Cedar Rapids, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Steven Eyanson MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Steven Eyanson MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Steven Eyanson MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Cedar Rapids, IA, Dr. Steven Eyanson MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
45 years Experience
Dr. Steven Eyanson, MD
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
  • Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med- Iowa City Ia
  • Accepting new patients

I have a sudden pain and swelling around my right wrist. Is it due to rheumatoid arthritis?

An acute, inflammatory condition at the wrist may suggest arthritis, tendonitis, infection, or another condition. While rheumatoid arthritis may present suddenly in one joint, READ MORE
An acute, inflammatory condition at the wrist may suggest arthritis, tendonitis, infection, or another condition. While rheumatoid arthritis may present suddenly in one joint, it is more important to rule out other causes or conditions and an examination with your medical provider is needed to rule urgent problems like infection.

How can rheumatoid arthritis be managed?

Drugs that only control pain do not stop the damage done to the joints and other body systems by the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Most patients with active rheumatoid READ MORE
Drugs that only control pain do not stop the damage done to the joints and other body systems by the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Most patients with active rheumatoid arthritis need to be on disease modifying drugs or combinations that might include biologic agents. The sooner the inflammation Is under control, the better the long-term outcome may be. Patients with active Rheumatoid arthritis should seek advice from their physician or a rheumatologist

I have a severe pain in my joints post my delivery. What could be the cause for this?

Many women may have pain after delivery. Sometimes this is due to the change in weight and relaxing of body structures with hormonal changes of pregnancy. The pain could also READ MORE
Many women may have pain after delivery. Sometimes this is due to the change in weight and relaxing of body structures with hormonal changes of pregnancy. The pain could also be due to arthritis or chronic pain of some other nature and if present for more than several weeks, it should be evaluated by someone who can diagnose and treat joint problems.

What are the deformities that can be detected by an Anomaly scan?

An Anomaly Scan is usually done about the 18th or 20th weeks of her pregnancy. This ultrasound can detect such things as major deformities of the limbs, hands or feet. Also it READ MORE
An Anomaly Scan is usually done about the 18th or 20th weeks of her pregnancy. This ultrasound can detect such things as major deformities of the limbs, hands or feet. Also it checks for major spinal development. It can detect cleft palate, the presence of kidneys that are functioning, it's a look at the abdominal organs, and check for some brain deformities, you can also check for a low-lying position of the placenta. This clearly would not completely rule out the possibilities of other problems.

My sister is suffering from sacroiliitis. Will it affect her chances of getting pregnant?

There are several possible causes for sacroiliitis. When associated with ankylosing spondylitis, fertility does not seem to be greatly affected, but it may affect other parts of READ MORE
There are several possible causes for sacroiliitis. When associated with ankylosing spondylitis, fertility does not seem to be greatly affected, but it may affect other parts of the process. The sacroiliac joints naturally loosen during pregnancy, so symptoms may either increase, decrease, or stay the same. Up to 60% of women with forcing spondylitis flare within six months of delivery. Likewise, women with spondylitis are more frequently delivered by cesarean section.