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... I did ultrasound and MRI scan on both feet and both hands, for the swelling. No inflamation. On the feet, osteoarthritis is noted in thr big toes on both legs. Because there is no inflamation found, does it mean that the reason for the swelling is not autoimmune? Should I insist on muscule biopsy? Should I get MRI on all joins that hurt, just in case they will... (5 replies)
... The swelling could be a symptom related to an autoimmune disease called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) which includes lupus but is a little broader. The blue discoloration is probably Raynaudís which is caused by vascular spasm and occurs in several of the autoimmune diseases. I would take pictures of both the swelling and the Raynauds to show your Dr. and be sure to... (5 replies)
... although there are many, plus a positive ANA. Your list of symptoms and positive ANA are meaningful but not sufficient to make a diagnosis. I do think seeing a rheumatologist is a good idea. ... (5 replies)

... After my immunologist did additional tests, he told me that when ANA is high, especially in men, they want to make additional test to make sure the kidney and other organs are ok. ... (5 replies)
... I am 29, white male. After severe symptoms, my neurologist sent me to do ANA and it turns out positive, 1:160 speckled. They automatically did Anti dsDNA (negative), Anti nRNP/Sm < 2.0 , Anti Smith < 2.0 Symptoms include: - Weakness/sensitivity on the right side of the face and right side of the body. Pain and sensitivity in the right eye. - Feeling less conscious... (5 replies)
... In the last week I developed new symptoms, that worry me a lot. Swelling of the soft tissue in the both feet. Now a small swelling start in the hands. The joints are not swollen, I don't have redness, but I have blue color on the feet. The doctor has no idea why :( The swelling so far (one week) is not reacting to Celebrex 200mg, 2 times a day and Fastum Gel. Does... (5 replies)
... Thank you for your post, very informative and very helpfull :) I was a little surprised that the rheum. had never heard of them, after all that is their field. The rheum. diagnosed me with fibro and told me that I needed to take aspirin. I have: - photosensitivty - diagnosed as photodermatis -livedo reticularis -Raynauds -discoid rash(treated with steroid cream-... (8 replies)
Lab help
Apr 12, 2016
... in lupus, and in other conditions too, so ANA alone doesn't diagnose anything. ... (5 replies)
... ANA titer 160 homogeneous the only specific antibody abnormality was low C4 and positive but not high RA and a low positivity in Microsomal AB. ... (2 replies)
... nysue, I'm just a patient but I think your labs and symptoms could be suggestive of lupus, but only depending on your lab levels. To put your lab results into context, you really do need the reference ranges. Also, there are OTHER tests typically run when lupus is suspected, so you'd want to know what ELSE was run. Could you procure hardcopy of your labs? To illustrate.... (28 replies)
... Also, some people have a somewhat elevated ANA due only to aging, to a family tendency, or to a passing bacterial or viral infection. ... (8 replies)
... She is going to retest in two months. She said this could be a false reading. I'm not sure why she said that because my ANA was the same last summer. ... (8 replies)
... allergist. He ruled out all the allergies and ordered an ANA suspecting Lupus. ... (4 replies)
... Once ANA is positive, rheums run tests for specific autoantibodies called "ANA subtypes". ... (7 replies)
... write back before now! Anyhow, ANA is only a general test that can be positive in a wide variety of conditions, not just lupus. The ANA test involves doing successive dilutions, and inspecting the sample at each point to see if "fluoresced material" still shows up. ... (1 replies)
... This was a test to confirm Lupus but Normal titer was <1:80. With a titer of <1:160 be positive and what is Nucleolr (1 replies)
Ana 1:80
Nov 7, 2013
... Other findings beyond ANA would be required to be diagnosed with any of the AI's. ... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the boards! Yes an ANA of 1:320 is significant. The lowest level positive is 1:40, then 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. In the clinical setting of pericardial effusion, which occurs generally as a result of pericarditis (inflammation), it is probably related. Pericarditis is one of the more serious manifestations of lupus. Your Dr's will likely diagnose that disease... (1 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I think speckled is the most common ANA pattern but also the least specific. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you. I did read sticky notes. Although I am 22 year old caucasian male (which is quite rare to get this disease), a lot of the symptoms match. While having all symptoms listed above I've been also loosing hair at the hairline and crown. Doctor ordered some additional blood work: ANA titer, ANA with reflex cascade, vitamin B12, TSH, thymoglobulin/thyroid peroxidase ab ... (5 replies)

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