... Thanks for that. It is primarily the ANA + that is worrying me because I am not aware of any family illness or medications that would cause it. Apart from vitamins and anti-oxidants, glucosamine+chondroitin, the only prescribed medications I am taking are Nexiam and Crestor.
I showed the blood test results to the rheumatologist who injected my thumb and he did not react so I... (2 replies)
... The homogeneous (aka diffuse or smooth) pattern is seen in lupus and mixed connective tissue diseases, in people taking certain medications (like blood pressure pills, heart medications or anti-convulsants) and is the one found most often in healthy people who test positive for ANA. Your negative ENA is pointing in that direction.
Thirty percent of healthy relatives of... (2 replies)
... I recently had very painful tenosynovitis in my right thumb. X-rays showed osteo-arthritis of the upper phalanx with a visible bone protrusion just above the top joint and triggering in the evenings. Blood tests showed:
RF <20 (0-20),
ANA positive, homogenous, titre 1/160
ENA screening negative
After three months of wearing a brace and taking Celebrex (which didn't... (2 replies)
... Hi All
I am having symptoms of Knee pain with little swelling and stiffness, Fatigue, White spots on tonsils , Muscle aches , ankle pain, big toe pain, elbow pain, arm muscle pain.
I got my results for the autoimmune panel and everything looked fine except for the
RF - 9.8 Threshold is 12
Anti- CCP - 17 Threshold is 17 OR 19 (labcorp is 19 but i have seen 17... (0 replies)
... Not only can an ANA be positive now, it can go negative in another month. All of these tests are notorious for changing. ... (4 replies)
... I'm new on the boards. My primary doctor ordered me an ANA Test on 2009 that came negative. ... (4 replies)
... I'm having a terrible time trying to get a diagnosis here. I'm a 49 yo female and I started out with autonomic nervous system dysfunction about a year ago that has now progressed to pain in multiple joints, most prominently in my hips/pelvic girdle that gets worse with walking and is really bad climbing/descending stairs and inclines and makes me walk with a waddling/shuffling... (2 replies)
... Hi, I'm trying to understand my test results for RA... the test reads... ANA - negative...and RF is >20 .... does this number mean it's negative.
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... Reactive Protein continues to run very high and this indicates inflammation, possibly Rhuematory Arthritis even though my RF was negative. ... (5 replies)
... Darvocet for pain. So no i don't feel i'm being treated for RA. My blood will be tested in Nov. again also. After reading posts here, i'll have to look at my ana levels and such. If my rheumy thinks i am a candidate for RA, i sure wish i could get on some right meds to help me out. ... (5 replies)
... for about two years...all started from some unexplained aches and pains in my joints and funky bloodwork. My primary doctor originally thought lupus becasue my ANA was high as well as my ESR and CRP. I also had a strange rash on my face. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, RF and a positive ANA can be present in people with no health problems. They are frequently present in autoimmune diseases. ... (2 replies)
... Could this high of an RF factor just be present without an autoimmune disease? ... (2 replies)
... Hi kathie
I have psoriatic arthritis and I have hair loss because of the related rash called psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflamitory arthritis like rhumatoid arthritis (both are auto-immune diseases). I did not have a positive RF. I do however have a positive ANA test everytime (this is a test for Lupus) but I do not have Lupus-I have Fibromyalgia and this can... (7 replies)
... A positive RF factor is usually, but not always, an indicator of RA. I'm not sure exactly what a positive ANA factor is, but I'm sure if you type that up in a search engine, you will get a wealth of information. ... (7 replies)
... Hi. It's me again. I would really like to hear more people's opinions on RF factor. I'm 24, female. I was loosing my hair so I got a lot of blood tests. ... (7 replies)
... Hello, In April this year my rheumatiod factor, sed rate, and ana were checked. RF was 288, sed rate was 91, ana was negative. These conditions are all new. ... (0 replies)
... Hello all, I had a question. Has anyone ever had this happen? Extra bone growth due to arthrists? I have a nodule hard fixated and my onocolgist thinks it just may be a bone growth due to arthritis. It's located on my mediastinum just under the clavicle in the middle of my chest just off to the right side. He told me that he wouldn't do a biopsy because he didn't feel it was... (3 replies)
... Hey there,
I understand what you are going through. When I started with arthritis (inflammatory and osteo as well as fibro) I thought I would have to quit teaching because I was ready to throw up from the pain by the end of the day. I bought correlle instead of the stoneware I loved because I couldn't lift the plates. I was a head to toe aching mess. It took time, but we... (1 replies)
... Hello all, newbie here!
I have had weird symptoms much of my adult life, tingling, dizziness, carpal tunnel like symptoms, costochondritis multiple times, IBS, bladder issues (urgency, spasms, burning upon urination), muscle weakness, burning pain, muscle twitches, low grade fevers, severe loss of appetite, flashes in my eyes, joint pain, and recently dry eyes, mouth,... (1 replies)