SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic staff
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The signs and symptoms of reactive arthritis generally start one to three weeks after exposure to a triggering infection.
Signs and symptoms that affect your bones and muscles may include:
- Joint pain, usually in your knees, ankles and feet
- Heel pain
- Pain and swelling at the back of your ankle
- Swollen toes or fingers, which may look like sausages
- Pain in your low back or buttocks
Reproductive and urinary
Possible signs and symptoms of your reproductive and urinary systems include:
- Pain or burning during urination
- Increased frequency of urination
- Inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis)
- Inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis)
Eyes, mouth and skin
Signs and symptoms that affect your eyes, mouth and skin may include:
- Eye inflammation (conjunctivitis)
- Inflammation of your inner eye (uveitis)
- Mouth ulcers
- Skin rashes
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