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Diabetes And Ana
Probability for lupus w/ seizures, peeling rash on hands, arthritis, low WBC and rbc, kidney/liver symt, and anticardiolipin antibodies and fam. Hist?
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
History of nephritis cholesterol, diabetes BP hasmatothyrodites recently detected as 10.1tsh and microalbumin is present past 15days celecoxib nsid?
Complicated history: This can only be answered by your family physician who has all your records and "as captain of the ship" will help guide you through referrals to an internist, an endocrinologist and possibly a nephrologist. You definitely have a serious medical problem that needs expert care. ...Read more
With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?
Can you have osteoarthritis and even lupus with a low CRP and sed rate? I've tested positive for anticardiolipin antibodies.
Positive ANA (low titers) with positive rnp. Dx'd so far with hashi's, fibro, and raynaud's. Should i see a rheumy for the pos ANA and rnp?
High ANA with speckled pattern, high sed rate, low hemoglobin and hematocrit, and a lot of joint pain. No rash or skin problems. Any ideas?
Lupus: Lupus is very possible but other diseases can present in a similar way. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I have extreme fatigue. Fine thyroid levels but positive tpo. High c reactive and sed rate. Neg ANA and ra. A little stomach pain and some joint pain.?
You do have Hashimos: High inflammation is not associated with thyroiditis, which you have. Years can pass without thyroid issues, since the antibody does not cause the thyroid issues. High CRP indicates significant inflammation. You neede to see someone in rheumatology arena. A CRP is a surrogate marker for vascular disease: inflammation is bad for your ateries. ...Read more
Have borderline low C3 and C4 complement levels and low 1:80 titre positive ANA speckled. With symptoms relating to sle and sjorgrens - atypical ?
Atypical for what?: Rheumatic disease generally requires a cluster of suggestive symptoms which is supported by lab studies. I do not know your symptoms, but your labs are not particularly suggestive of anything. ...Read more
Lab results as follows: ANA w/titre and pattern 1:320 and thyroid peroxidase ab 484.0....Are the two related? Would hashimoto's cause high ANA level?
Can a diagnosis of lupus SLE be given if all blood tests (CRP, rheumatoid factor and full blood count) are within normal ranges?
Positive ANA 1:640speckled 1:80speckled strong family history of lupus and RA i get rashes joint pain sob fatigue fevers no diagnosis yet have to do pft why?
CTD & Lungs : With clinical features of lupus/ra, family history of lupus/ra, & blood tests indicating an underlying rheumatological disorder, most likely ra/lupus or another auto-immune disease process is present. Pft is one way of evaluating unexplained sob. Both RA & lupus can cause various forms of pulmonary disease which is another indication for the pft. Breath deep and as hard as you can! ...Read more
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
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes runs in my family. Is there a link between diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis?
I am hypertensive and diabetic both diabetes and blood pressure under control.My stress echo test came mildly positive for reversible ischemia advise?
Young for heart dis.: Reversible Ischemia on stress Test means that part of the muscles in your heart is/are are not getting enough blood due to partial blockage of one or more arteries to that muscle. You need a cardiologist who can perform a (cath) Coronary artery ANGIOGRAM. This requires catherization of artery, usually in your groin, leading into your Heart arteries. You may angioplasty or stent of blocked artery. ...Read more
I have pos ANA and all other lupus test normal but have symptoms of lupus can you have lupus with only pos ANA test and other lupus test negative?
LUPUS: A low positive ANA alone may be non diagnostic. If all other labs are normal, it can be repeated in a 2-3 mth window. Lupus also has a list of criteria that needs to be met to fulfill the diagnosis. Follow up with your doctor and if still concerned see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could one have diabetes with clinical symptoms such as weight loss, dizziness, and fatigue, but have normal labs including fasting blood glucose?
Weight loss: dizzy,, and fatigue. Diabetes is not the only thing that can cause these symptoms. Please return to your doc. Ask about thyroid or other hormonal imbalances. Also, are you anxiety or depressed? If doc continues to rule out medical conditions consider seeing a mental health pro for stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more