U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Wilmington, NC
A 39-year-old female asked:

Ana positive 1:640 speckled then 1:80. rna negative. i'm always in pain. get weird rashes. have sob. family history for lupus could it be lupus?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Could be: The information you provided is consistent with systemic lupus. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best poistion to do that.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctor commented
A US doctor answered Learn more
The ANA is more likely to be positive without disease if a close family member has lupus.
Apr 26, 2013
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 23 years experience
Have you seen a : Have a you seen a rheumatologist to evaluate these symptoms? These could be manifestations of an autoimmune disease like lupus, but it is up to the rheumatologist to make that determination.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 26, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.