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... city doctors explained ANA in a way that made such sense to me. ... (3 replies)
... So I have read your post and it sounds so much like me. I to have Crohns but I have almost every Lupus symptom and have had a positive ana. The rhemotologist seems to blame my Crohns rather than looking into lupus. Lupus and Crohns are known to be linked. ... (12 replies)
... here's so much that's occurred through out the years on and off. strange things physically out of the blue, like my psoas muscle became inflamed and very painful for no reason. I had to get an injection in it which worked. ... (11 replies)

... I have had crohns colitis for 8 years and I wish I knew what I know now back then, so I was hoping someone who has dealt with lupus could help. Particularly people with crohns and lupus or multiple autoimmune diseases. ... (12 replies)
... so when it's positive, more specific tests for "ANA subtypes" are usually run. Did you get a copy of your labs? ... (4 replies)
... I am confused by the smith test, now the ANA checks for smith antibodies, but I don't know what the smith test is. I even looked it up and cannot find it. ... (9 replies)
... ked me general questions. They didn't fully cover my symptoms. So, I had to keep interrupting him and letting him know about things he was missing. Even then, he only heard about the symptoms that were the worst and not the complete list. ... (10 replies)
... criteria for diagnosing SLE. Generally, but not always, you must meet 4 or more of the 11. These may be met cumulatively, meaning over time, not necessarily all at once. ... (7 replies)
... Did anyone run bloodwork BEYOND the ANA, meaning for specific autoantibodies? ... (10 replies)
... I have nothing to worry about. She said my titer is abnormal but isn't very high, we will just retest in a few months to see if my titer increases. My only concern is that a positive ANA isn't considered normal, there is autoantibodies in my system. ... (2 replies)
... He said it tested positive and that I needed to see a rhemetologist. ... (11 replies)
... My nine year old daughter has had a positive ANA everytime for over two years now. ... (5 replies)
... In addition to what Vee has said, you might ask your rheum for xrays of your worst joints. If erosions are seen, it would confirm RA. Some people have a combination of lupus and RA, unofficially called rhupus. ... (2 replies)
Positive ANA
Mar 4, 2008
... but here's what little sense I have of ANA. It can be positive in multiple diseases, so it's a "clue", not a diagnosis. ... (2 replies)
... one of which was my positive ANA. ... (12 replies)
... your doctor keep a check on the ANA, I don't know if further testing would help with a diagnosis, you might ask your doctor if he wants to try you on medication for autoimmune disease to see if it would help your symptoms, since you do have a high ANA present. ... (20 replies)
... Back from Rheumy and repeat blood work has same ana and pattern but white count is back to normal range so she said that is a good sign. The only things out of line were low C3 and alkaline phosphate, which she said she is not concerned with. ... (27 replies)
... ients with unequivocal SLE. Urowitz and Gladman cover this topic extensively in a textbook chapter.1 In another textbook, Edworthy offers a complicated algorithm for diagnosis of lupus, using ANA titer, related antibodies, complement levels and symptoms to derive "diagnostic certainty". ... (4 replies)
... I Know were your at I'm new to all this myself and the Dr's are absolutly doing my head in, the one Dr saw me for 5 mins, didnt even examine me and offered me prozac and wanted to send me to see a psyciatrist.... and well I wont repeat exactly what I said to him... ... (11 replies)
... Pambyboo, so it CAN go from positive to negative in someone with lupus? ... (11 replies)

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