A 44-year-old female asked:
been having joint and muscle pain for over 2 years. ana test came back positive, titer 1.8, pattern was positive. lupus?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones answered
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: Lab work and your symptoms suggest an inflammatory disorder, however, without the expertise of a rheumatologist, a definitive diagnosis can't be made. You may need other blood work, x-rays and absolutely need a thorough physical exam.
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
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