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A 32-year-old male asked:

i did a sjgren's syndrome diagnostic panel, comprehensive blood test. ana screen ifa came back saying positive but range was "negative". what does that mean? it doesn't make sense?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, the information you provided is incomplete and does allow making an informed opinion. Wish you good health!

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I have extreme cramps and back pain the first day I get my period so bad and it last awhile and pain meds don't help could this be something serious?

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A 37-year-old male asked:

Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Abdominal and lower back pain, what does that mean?

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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can sperm be screened in such a way that ensure potential birth defects are caught? I.E. Checking the sperm to see if it not carrying anything harmful

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Yes: Not widely availiable at this time, expensive, not covered by insurance at this time.

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