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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 more
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?
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?
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?
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 more
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
If my Antinuclear antibody test came out 1.4 positive abnormal does that mean I have an autoimmune disease?
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 more
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?
Can you have an autoimmune disease even if every test comes back negative? They ran a lot multiple times
Auto immune disease: Though unlikely it is possible. There are many tests doctors perform as indicated by clinical features. It is difficult to presume what you ' mean by all tests' as there are numerous tests to evaluate auto immune disease. Many of auto immune disease tests are interpreted in conjunction with your symptoms and what the doctors find in their exams. ...Read more
Is it normal to have really strong burning pain in bum and into thigh after IM bum steroid injection. Also how common is sero neg autoimmune diseases?
Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative
I have fibromyalgia. I have many symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Lupus & RA test normal. ANA & CRP test are positive and elevated. What does this mean?
Exam: You should see a rheumatologist to undergo a full history and exam. No single test can diagnose a rheumatological disease. ANA alone is not indicative of sle. The titer and type is imp. High CRP again in a non specific sign of inflammation. So should see a rheumatologist and have this a exam. ...Read more
Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?
Probably not: It is a skilled clinician who is required to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes.: For many reasons. Knowing you have an illness, symptoms of illness, and being alone, in the sense that no one feels exactly what you do. ...Read more
Not really.: Having an autoimmune disease can make you more susceptable to many infections especially if you are treated with immunosuppressive drugs such as corticosteroids like prednisone. You are not more likely to get MRSA or clostridium difficile unless you are taking antibiotics or are in a hospital or nursing home or if you are exposed to people with these infections. ...Read more
How effective is a cytokine panel in determining whether you have an autoimmune disease like lupus?
What's the best way to boost your immune system to fight off a cold, allergy, or flu if you have an autoimmune disease?
Since smoking increases tnf-alpha, wouldn't it make sense to quit smoking if you have an autoimmune disease/disorder?
Always: It is always advisable to quit smoking. There are so many damages to health from tobacco in any form. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: The autoimmune diseases are a complex group of diseases with many different types of symptoms. If you are concerned your first step should be to ask your doctor. Most of these diseases are diagnosed based on your medical history and physical examination followed by lab to help confirm a clinical suspicion. ...Read more
Give blood withCA Hx: Not actually a straight forward answer on this one...Needs to be at least a year since you've been treated, no recurrence, no diagnosis of blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma...Unless you had these as a kid and its been 10 years. Check out the american red cross list of conditions that affect donation...It will be the most helpful. Than get out there and donate! ...Read more
Probably: While many women with certain autoimmune disorders either have trouble getting pregnant or have increased risk for complications, women with autoimmune diseases can have successful pregnancies. It will depen (penicillamine) on your exact disease and other factors. Special treatment by a high-risk OB may be needed. ...Read more
I have an autoimmune disease. I have heard there are cases of flesh eating disease in FL waters would I be ok as long as I have no cuts?
They are every where: Bad bugs are every where including your area. Most of the time so called flesh eating bacteria not like sharks, attack in neglected wounds only, when wounds are not drained, dead tissue not removed poorly controlled diabetes, poor circulation etc. Maintain good hygiene and enjoy sunny Florida ...Read more
Live healthy!: Practice common sense: get enough rest, eat healthy foods in moderation, cut stressors, and exercise as you are able. These will help your immune system. You may need to carve out time and money for these things, which may take away from other goals, but it will be worth it. Follow doctors' orders for follow up exams, tests and vaccines to prevent illness. ...Read more
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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