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Need suggestions
Aug 1, 2018
... I would definitely see someone else. Not all lupus patients get butterfly rash. And fibromyalgia does not cause fever, nasal ulcers, or hair loss. You have several symptoms seen in lupus and should have other antibodies tested, inflammatory markers, urinalysis, bmp, etc. I would not accept this answer, insufficient workup or diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Sorry you had this... (1 replies)
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Jul 31, 2018
... I went to see a Rheumatologist today because I had a ANA 1:160 homogenous pattern, low grade fever, fatigue, muscle tremors, nasal ulcers, alopecia, stiff and achy joints especially in morning. He said he did not think it was lupus because I did not have a butterfly rash that last weeks to a month at a time. He said I have fibromyalgia and did no further testing like sed rate,... (1 replies)
Ana pattern ???
Apr 3, 2006
... which from what I've read is rare but very specific for sle. My question is why would he be so hesitant to diagnose it as sle especially with the ana pattern being what it is? ... (4 replies)

... t all until two months ago. Started with Raynaud's and pain began about 1 month ago and has gotten increasingly worse each week. Could this be lupus or does the ANA pattern of Nucleo rule this out? ... (3 replies)
... eport. ok question I was refered to a rummie but do you think he has the other test and didn't give me a copy Iask if he thought it was lupus and he said with my ana he thought lupus was in the picture. ... (3 replies)
... I had a positive abnormal ANA direct at lab corp with the RNP 7.3, test didn't show the pattern. Scleroderma antigens not tested. ... (10 replies)
... I asked my rheum whether I tested my ANA was centromere antibody positive or just centromere pattern. He said PATTERN. ... (73 replies)
... I too run a high titer ANA with a speckled pattern, while the ANA test does not always mean a person has lupus, I have read the it is more likely when the pattern is speckled. I happen to be one of the ones that has lupus and Sjogren's syndrome, so who knows if there's a connection. ... (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)
... She went back in July for another ANA and it still was the same. ... (0 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 15, 2009
... are subsets of ANA. ANA is not specific, that is, if you have a particular ANA pattern it does not mean you can be diagnosed with a particular disease. The ENA are more specific. ... (18 replies)
... As for your ANA, the pattern can indicate Lupus and its the most common ANA pattern seen under the microscope. ... (18 replies)
... Hi. I agree with what ANA can "mean", but I think 1:1280 is meaningfully high. I'm sort of surprised that, with your shins (etc.) hurting, the rheumatologist said "no arthritis", as I think arthritis is a possibility. My shins have hurt forever, it seems, since age 13 (on & off, that is). My pain tracks with barometric changes, which I think is common in arthritis. Re: ANA... (4 replies)
... And with that ANA pattern? ... (10 replies)
Aug 4, 2014
... Hi and welcome! I'm sorry for your known problems and for your new ANA worry. ... (1 replies)
... the ANA pattern detected. Various patterns are seen in SLE, and these patterns carry varying diagnostic "weights". ... (5 replies)
... My ANA was positive last year also, but I just found that out recently. My EOS is also high, but nothing else. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, Katie: Being 19, I imagine it's tough suddenly feeling sick when you've been so active. I was diagnosed with SLE at age 21, and my thoughts are with you. You said you could call the doctor's office today to explain the positive test results from 2/20. Did they explain everything? I do know that symptoms, and a series of tests (over time) are done to diagnose... (3 replies)
... I know that is a disease that comes back with a positive ANA and ASM. BUT my liver enzymes are normal now. ... (0 replies)
... and had an ANA come back negative. i was on Prednisone at the time for a bad headache that I had. ... (0 replies)

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