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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?

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

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Ana test was positive took lupus test it was a 5, but still having pains, numbness, tingling in hands, feet arms, and legs told fibromyalgia ?

Sounds like FM: ANA is often "positive" but not clinically useful until it gets to positivity at 1:320 or 1::640 level. Diagnosis of lupus would have to have a compatible clinical syndrome first and supporting labs tests second. Your symptoms sound more typical of fm than sle. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?

Better test: Still the better test to determine the difference between lupus and fibromyalgia (fms) is a history and physical exam done by a rheumatologist. Lupus and fms have some similar symptoms but are very different. Lupus - autoimmune disease. Fms - not autoimmune. The ANA is not the deciding factor between the two. The ANA never makes a definite diagnosis. Other blood tests (by rheumatologist) can help. ...Read more

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What can cause bilateral joint pain? Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

What can cause bilateral joint pain?  Began in knee's and now fingers, wrists, lump on each arm by wrist. Ra/lupus test neg 3yrs ago, not fibromyalgia

Can be inflammatory: You have symptoms on both sides of your body involving large and small joints. You may have some type of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Sometimes the tests for RA such as the rf and anticcp antibodies can be negative; and you can still have ra. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How do you r/o lupus (sle & discoid), fibromylagia, polymyositis, and sjogren's syndrome from each other? What other tests can we do?

How do you r/o lupus (sle & discoid), fibromylagia, polymyositis, and sjogren's syndrome from each other? 
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Too complicated.: These diseases are difficult to distinguish at times and often require observation and repeated testing over time. The biggest clue is the clinical symptoms and lab testing provides confirmatory support. If you do not have significant symptoms, there may not be any more testing you need to do at this time. ...Read more

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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive?  1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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My ANA levels are high i took the lupus test it was at a 5 but i still have pains , tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga

My ANA levels are high i took the lupus test it was at a 5 but i still have pains , tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me  fibromyalga

Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be seen in numerous other diseases and in people who have no disease. I assume the lupus test you mention is a dna antibody. This test does not have to positive to have lupus. Finally, about 30% of lupus patients also have fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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I have the bruises on my legs that resemble erythema nodosum and I tested negative for sarcoidosis. Should I still have a biopsy to rule out erythema and possibly answer the question of what exactly is wrong with me? I've been tested for lupus and tb. Bo

I have the bruises on my legs that resemble erythema nodosum and I tested negative for sarcoidosis. Should I still have a biopsy to rule out erythema and possibly answer the question of what exactly is wrong with me?  I've been tested for lupus and tb. Bo

Easy does it: As often as not, erythema nodosum appears for no reason whatever and goes away after a while. If you feel well otherwise, and are hepatitis c negative, and it was not precipitated by medication, and your physician is okay with just watching it for a few weeks, that's probably fine. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more


Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more