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... First let me say I am sorry you have been sick for so long without having been tested for lupus long ago. It's quite common for ANA to fluctuate between positive and negative, which invariably causes confusion, sometimes even for the Dr. ... (5 replies)
... I just had a ANA retest to check my titer and apparently it came back negative this time, so I'm confused. ... (5 replies)
... en she took the blood test she had a sinus infection, most likely from the kids who have all been sick the past couple of weeks. I have heard infection can cause elevated ANA. ... (5 replies)

... include elevated ANA? ... (12 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)
... Hi, Kaypee, and welcome! If your lab uses the same ranges mine does for anti-ds-DNA, then your results = 32 are in the "equivocal" range. My lab uses the following: < 25 is negative 25 to 34.9 is equivocal 35 to 99.9 is weak positive 100 to 200 is positive > 200 is strong positive I've read that it's possible to have slightly elevated ANA & anti-ds-DNA yet NOT have... (18 replies)
... First, I have to admit I have been creeping this site for a couple weeks :) I went in a couple weeks ago for extreme fatigue, muscle/joint pain and tingling/nerve pain in my hands and both big toes. The labwork showed a low ferritin of 7 and I was referred to a hematologist. CBC, thyroid all normal. B12 was on low end and MMA was slightly elevated. ANA was 1:320 and... (4 replies)
... Sjogren's, e.g., elevated ANA, joint pain, fatigue, swallowing problems, etc. Can't hurt to ask, and maybe have tests run to rule thyroid in or out, if you haven't already? ... (27 replies)
... Hi, Min5f. I've also read that ANA can turn positive in advance of symptoms. ... (2 replies)
... there are many other causes for an elevated ANA, and not all of them are as serious as Lupus or the other connective tissue diseases. ... (19 replies)
... when it will go away. I went to a rheumatologist. My ana was positive with homogenous pattern but everything else towards lupus was negative. ... (5 replies)
... welcome. I think that ANA is elevated but not hugely, but , ANA level doesn't necesssarily track with disease severity. And at lower levels, false positives are more likely. ... (3 replies)
... B. Was your ANA really high, did your drs. say? ... (9 replies)
Q @ ANA results
Apr 10, 2011
... Hi and welcome! I also believe elevated ANA alone doesn't point to a particular condition, but that rheumatology is often the first specialty seen, especially where symptoms point that way. ... (2 replies)
... So, the "Double Stranded DNA" test came back negative, or "less than 3" Also, her Thyroid was elevated in the last round of blood tests and that came back within normal ranges this time. We are still waiting on the ANA. ... (5 replies)
... I had to reply to this because I am the mother of 3 children under 5, I'm breastfeeding, and I just had a positive ANA test! ... (5 replies)
... Second, ANA is positive in conditions other than lupus. And as you pointed out, sometimes due to a passing virus. ... (5 replies)
... spmom, in and of itself, ANA doesn't diagnose anything, because it's positive in quite a few conditions. ... (1 replies)
... Obviously the elevated ANA means something right. ... (3 replies)
... I had this same issue and was diagnosed with Sjorgren's Syndrome. It is an autoimmune disorder. However the moment my ANA was elevated I was sent to a Rheumatologist. I have taken Plaquenil which is supposed to reduce the ANA and help the body not fight itself. ... (12 replies)

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