... I found a swollen cervical lymph node a couple of months ago. My Dr. Sent me for a CBC, Sed Rate, and mono tests at the beginning of March. Everything came back normal, so she sent me for a CT scan, which was normal. A couple weeks later, she had me repeat the blood tests for my annual physical, and they were quite different from the earlier results.
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... There are a lot of reasons for low Hemoglobin, and one is that lupus is breaking it down. There are a lot of reasons actually. You should ask the physician why he believes it was so low and double check that number. Good luck! ... (1 replies)
... Has anyone had experience with having very low hemoglobin problems with their lupus and if so, how was it treated and how did it effect your health/lupus.
I'm just looking for some understanding on this topic.
Kathryn (2 replies)
... I think kidney biopsy could both confirm the lupus dx AND assign a "stage" of kidney involvement. I'd probably want one, to confirm, as other conditions can cause kidney malfunction, high BP, etc. ... (6 replies)
... proteinuria, hypertension and low plaquette conunt thats why everything is getting back to normal. ... (6 replies)
... false negative rate, it has a very low false positive rate.If your test score is techically negative but close to the postive or equivocal rate, than you should suspect Lyme Disease. ... (8 replies)
... ing one doctor said and when I went for a second opinion they didn't agree. That is the way it has been with each diagnosis so far. Now the immunologist thinks lupus cerebritis, the interal med dr thinks it is some type of cerebritis and I see the neurologist on the 5th for his thoughts. ... (8 replies)
... of people with lupus are anemic at some point. ... (1 replies)
... hemoglobin concentration which goes along with low iron or ferritin. Those are both very borderline. The high sed rate indicates inflammation, and a CRP test may be helpful if done for comparison. ... (11 replies)
... I think malabsorption is one cause of low iron? ... (3 replies)
... My mom's brother's daughter's daughter YOUNG 13 years old Lupus IV Chemo. ... (3 replies)
... So here's the long and short of it, I've been presenting symptoms of an auto immune disease for quite some time. Most recently my symptoms seem to be those of lupus but my blood work is conflicting. ... (32 replies)
... sore throats, the skin on my chest is very sensitive to the sun and will itch after sun exposure, and frequent low grade fevers usually around 100 degrees. In August I went through a routine physical because I changed GPs. This is when the fun began... ... (22 replies)
... I have had so many blood tests and now find out my Vit D is at 7 and my potassium level is at 3.9, my hemoglobin is at 8.2, total serum protien is at 6.3. ... (3 replies)
... My wbc count is low for the 3rd time in a row. My hemoglobin slipped from a 11 to a 9 and my platelet count is elevated I dont have that number. ... (15 replies)
... Yes, low hemoglobin/anemia is often caused by lupus. However it can also be caused by a few other things such as a vitamin or iron deficiency, a hormone deficiency, other AI diseases besides lupus, etc. Hope this helped :)
-Erica (1 replies)
... Hi all. I just received a copy of the blood work results taken by the rheumatologist.
It appears that all that was done was a CBC, urinalysis, and an ANA screen. It does appear as though since my ANA was only 1:40, speckled pattern, that the rheumatologist did not do any further antibody screening.
Everything else appears normal, although my hemoglobin and my MCHC (?)... (10 replies)
... do you have a lupus Dx and, if so, what meds do you take for it? ... (8 replies)
... I have lupus myself. So, I've suspected for some time that something was wrong. ... (4 replies)
... ure where I should be posting but I thought you might be able to help. I just found out that I have some abnormal bloodwork again. My sister was diagnosed with lupus even though her tests were never positive. Because she had so many symptoms of lupus her Dr. put her on plaquenil and her symptoms went away within a few weeks. ... (4 replies)