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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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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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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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How can I get abs fast?

How can I get abs fast?

Exercise : You can't do that fast. Exercise to define the muscles and weight loss if needed so you can see the defined muscles. ...Read more

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Do crutches give you abs?

Do crutches give you abs?

Crunches: These will help. You can try any of the variations on the cable pulldown (photo) as well, for greater resistance and maybe less getting dizzy. You'll only be able to see your definition if you also diet / do aerobic exercise and get rid of almost all of your body fat. This is itself really healthy for a guy. ...Read more

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Any easy way to get quick abs?

Any easy way to get quick abs?

No quick fix, it--: -takes a specific exercise program 2 do this, ,as well as hard work. If this is your goal, hook up with an AT-C @ a reputable health club & set up a program that fits your needs & abilities. It takes hard work & persistence as well as dedication. ...Read more

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How do I get super rock hard abs?

How do I get super rock hard abs?

Core strengthening: You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches. Loss of overlying fatty layer will also uncover rock hard abs that may already be there to some degree. ...Read more