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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Never hurts to ask: If you are concerned about your health, getting a 2nd opinion is a good idea. After all it's YOUR health, not the doctors... and I always think it's i ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: The ANA usually remains positive throughout and is not related to disease activity. The ESR and CRP will usually fall as disease control improves.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple criteria: Multiple criteria need to be met for diagnosis of Lupus or RA. You may visit this site for info: https://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: As a pathologist, I'd consider that sed rate normal. CRP is really useful only as a sensitive screen so as not to miss folks with advanced atheroscler ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Auto immune disorder: Need further detailed evaluation for auto immune diseases based on limited information you have provided . Thorough evaluation by a rheumatologist wou ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
More tests: Joint swelling and an elevated ESR indicate that you have joint inflammation, not just joint pain. This makes it suspicious for seronegative RA (rheu ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
Anything: Not enough information to answer this question. Rheumatologists need symptoms to assess for diseases like lupus. If you experience no symptoms consis ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure... depends: on why you did the tests and what you saw the doctor for. That looks like a fairly weak positive ANA titer, and low positive CRP as well. I would f ... Read More
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