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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

See details: You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means. ...Read more

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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF?  Negative.  Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have flat abs? I think I could be getting fat.I'm 5'5 1/2 & 119 lbs! Even w/exersices, I've gained this year. How 2 lose & get flat?

Is it possible to have flat abs? I think I could be getting fat.I'm 5'5 1/2 & 119 lbs! Even w/exersices, I've gained this year. How 2 lose & get flat?

You are not fat: Your BMI, (body mass index),is well within normal limits. If you are exercising you are building muscle, muscle weighs more than fat. Keep exercising, eat heathy, and try not to worry about the number on the scale. Remember also that those pictures you see in magazines are airbrushed. ...Read more

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Had c diff, restested w/ negative result 2 weeks ago. Diarrheas back, now getting waves of strong pain in front lower left quadrant abs& back left flank?

Had c diff, restested w/ negative result 2 weeks ago. Diarrheas back, now getting waves of strong pain in front lower left quadrant abs& back left flank?

See below: C. Difficile diarrhea and colitis relapse after treatment in 25% of cases. You list Cephalexin as a med you are taking and this could cause your c.Diff. Disease to recur as well. Get retested with a molecular test for c.Diff. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke w tight/sore lo back wk ago. Off/on since then. Picked garbage up today. Very sore mostly on one side. I excercise 5hr/wk have fairly strong abs.

Woke w tight/sore lo back wk ago. Off/on since then. Picked garbage up today. Very sore mostly on one side. I excercise 5hr/wk have fairly strong abs.

Back strain: You may have overdone it. You need to stop the heavy exercise for 1 to 2 weeks and take inuprofen, if there are no contraindications ...Read more

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My dr did not explain any of this, means viral infection? Wbc10.7, rbc5.11, neut 87%, lymph7%, neut abs 9.4, lymph abs .8, all others norm. Mailed w/o explanations, just curious if normal. Mono neg.

My dr did not explain any of this, means viral infection? Wbc10.7, rbc5.11, neut 87%, lymph7%, neut abs 9.4, lymph abs .8, all others norm.  Mailed w/o explanations, just curious if normal. Mono neg.

Should be followed: I suspect you've met up with a virus or some other stressor. These may just be common, chaotic fluctuations in the counts of lymphs and neuts. Your physician will decide when to repeat the cbc; if you have no symptoms, your next annual office visit might be okay. If the low lymphocytes persist, a check for HIV would be in order. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Soft small stools tightness in rt, lft upper ab tender abs ache sides and lower back sharp pain in up back diagnosed w gastritis? I be satisfied?

Soft small stools tightness in rt, lft upper ab tender abs ache sides and lower back  sharp pain in up back diagnosed w gastritis? I be satisfied?

Depends: Gastritis : is properly diagnoses by direct visualization. Have you had an egd? Have you had a gall bladder / liver ultrasound? ...Read more