A 41-year-old female asked:
ana test was positive took lupus test it was a 5, but still having pains, numbness, tingling in hands, feet arms, and legs told fibromyalgia ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dan Fisher answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like FM: ANA is often "positive" but not clinically useful until it gets to positivity at 1:320 or 1::640 level. Diagnosis of lupus would have to have a compatible clinical syndrome first and supporting labs tests second. Your symptoms sound more typical of fm than sle.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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