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Can You Have An Autoimmune Disease With Negative Ana
No.: The ANA test is not perfect. It is positive in some people who do not have an autoimmune disease. Also, there are other tests that are important in checking for some autoimmune diseases. Finally, an ANA test (positive or negative) has to be interpreted along with a patient's clinical symptoms under the guidance of a physician. Read more
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in. As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system. One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells. List of auto immune disease are many and growing. End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as ...Read more
Looking for autoimmune diseases, if an ANA comes back negative, what other tests can we run to find one? Suspected peripheral neuropathy
Does an ANA test detect all autoimmune diseases and can you have a negitive ANA and still have an autoimmune disease?
Can you still have an autoimmune disease with normal ANA blood tests 5 times over and normal paroplatic panel from mayo?
Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! Does this mean that I don't have an autoimmune disease?
Autoimmune disorders: Esr is an inflammatory marker tha is elevated in inflammatory disorders, anemia, pregnancy, , kidney cancers, tb, lymphoma to name a few. It measures rate at which red cells sediment in a test tube in 1 hour. It is used more to monitor response to treatmemt is such disorders and helps in diagnosis of certain conditions. Esr can be elevated with negative ANA in several autoimmune disorders. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A positive ANA test 1;320 titer, with a speckled pattern... Does it mean I have an autoimmune disease...
I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?
Get seen: Maybe one woman in 4 has a positive ANA but seems fine. I'd stop worrying about the ANA. I doubt you have leukemia but you need a complete history and physical exam and basic labs (CBC, chem profile, urinalysis) by a competent physician. Night sweats are serious. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One factor: A positive ANA is one of the many factors in making a diagnosis of an auto-immune disorder. For example a diagnosis of lupus requires four factors out of a list of eleven. You may consult this site for more information: http://www. Lupus. Org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria Read more
Would centromere pattern 1:160 in ANA mean centromere antibodies? R additional tests needed 2 determine if I have n autoimmune diseases?
I had the standard blood tests for autoimmune diseases (no symptoms) all the tests came back normal except ANA of pos 1.4. Should I be concerned?
See below: Close to 30% of patients will have positive ana. If you did not have symptoms of autoimmune disease, it is not clear to me why this was performed. Odds are in your favor that you probably have nothing to worry about with you currently reporting no symptoms. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for autoimmune diseases to be sure don't have any. Had ana, lupus blood tests, crp, blood counts, all normal, what else can I get?
What autoimmune diseases may cause raised ALT, ankle pain, chest pain, spine & shoulder pain without ANA, HLA B27 being positive?
Not many: Sounds like you have already had a "work-up" for your symptoms (ANA. HLA B27 are not :common" tests The raised ALT may or may not be associated with your other symptoms. Do you have a liver problem? Hepatitis B, C often cause associated joint problems. Get this checked out by the same Health Care Provider who obtained the blood tests you mention Hope this helps Dr Z Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What autoimmune diseases can cause severe pain in most of a persons bones/muscles/joints? ANA was normal, so PCP says not Lupus. I need suggestions.
Polyarthritis: Several diseases and conditions can cause polyarthritis. I would suggest you make an immediate in-person appointment with a Rheumatologist to evaluate the range of motion of your joints, any joint changes related to a myriad of causes. Don't guess at your problem. Physicians are taught to diagnose based on your medical history, chief complaint, laboratory tests and imaging. Good luck. Read more
Possible to have an autoimmune disease w/ very low C-reactive protein & ESR/SED rate? ANA is negative, but doc said he thinks I have something autoimmune going on. I always thought autoimmune diseases were inherently inflammatory in nature?
Yes and No: You are correct that we lump autoimmune and inflammation together. The problem with autoimmune labs is they can change almost day to day. There are certainly more tests then an ANA that can be positive even in light of a negative ANA. A good history and physical exam are more important then labs even though labs and xrays can be helpful and supportive of a diagnosis. Your doctor may be correct Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss. Fatigue. Up back pain. Ana + w/speckled pattern 1:640. Negative on all autoimmune diseases. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Urine ok. Any ideas?
I assume that: Thyroid function was looked at. If not need to check that box. Read more
Hi doc experiencing swollen lymph node in neck itchy skin rash otc cream helps low grade fevers positive ana but negative for all autoimmune diseases?
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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