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Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

Temp 99 daily off and on for mth ana+ 1:640 sed rate 30. fast pulse. up back pain one year. mri throastic ok. chest ct 8 months ago ok. cbc ok. cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
I don't see it: An ANA even at a relatively high titer like yours is fairly common in healthy people. As far as I am concerned, your sed rate is normal. I can draw no conclusions from your pulse. Back pain that is relatively constant is unlikely to be cancer. Low back conditioning and overall fitness might be the rx in the absence of a specific diagnosis. Glad you are proactive; best wishes.
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