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Does cancer always show up in bloodwork?

Does cancer always show up in bloodwork?

No: In fact not usually. Psa so far has most data for screening for & evaluating prostate cancer. Other tumor markers are less reliable but can supplement other studies. We need to be cautious considering either screening for or following cancer solely based on blood tests. ...Read more

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Does arthritis always show up on a mri?

Does arthritis always show up on a mri?

2 Things I Don't Say: I tend to avoid using "always" or "never." so no, arthritis doesn't always show up on an mri. You might see changes in a joint related to arthritis: spurs or osteophytes in osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis), or perhaps joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis. Mris generally are good tests for showing soft tissue changes - and they have the advantage of using no radiation (xray). Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Does rheumatoid arthritis always show up in blood work?

Does rheumatoid arthritis always show up in blood work?

Possible negative: Rheumatoid factor (rf) and cyclic citrinullated peptide (ccp) are the two tests that help confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Other tests are done to measure inflammation, determine which drugs may be used, etc. About 15% of people with RA are rf and ccp negative. ...Read more

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Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

No, unless advanced: Early changes of arthritis do not show up on plain radiography. Plain radiography looks for mineralization, erosions , spurs, and joint narrowing. Radiography shows advanced changes. Mr and us are more sensitive for soft tissue changes.Depending on arthritis blood tests are important gages of activity of some forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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Kidney infection does it always show up in bloodwork?

Kidney infection does it always show up in bloodwork?

No: Kidney infections are diagnosed from a urine analysis and symptoms. The urine culture should be positive for bactia. The blood work is sometimes helpful suggesting that an infection is present. The urine usually has white blood cells present and the dipstick is positive for nitrites. Patient complaints are flank pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, burning with urinatin. ...Read more

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Does cancer always show up in the blood?

Does cancer always show up in the blood?

No: It depends to type of cancer ,most tumor cancer in first stage don,t involved the blood until they progress to stage 3-4, but leukemia presented with blood involvement. ...Read more

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What tests would show you have cancer Does it show up in bloodtests etc?

What tests would show you have cancer Does it show up in bloodtests etc?

First things first: A thorough history and physical by a physician may focus the evaluations on specific areas of the body. Blood tests are not specific enough to screen for most types of cancer. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Will mild lupus show up on a ANA test?

Will mild lupus show up on a ANA test?

It depends: Lupus has many different symptoms. There are varieties of lupus limited to the skin. In these types, the ANA can be negative. However there are more severe forms of lupus, that can effect almost any part of the body. Commonly effected organs include the joints, kidneys, lungs, brain, and blood vessels. In these forms of lupus, the ANA test is almost always positive ...Read more

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Does cancer always show up in blood tests if you have it?

NO: Unless you're anemic (low blood count) or have leukemia, basic blood tests won't show cancer. If you have true concerns, perhaps because of family tendencies, speak with your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Does retinoblastoma always show up in a photo?

Does retinoblastoma always show up in a photo?

No: Retinoblastoma can show up on photos but it does not have to. Typically there is a loss of red reflex. Sometimes the eyes can be in or outward. ...Read more

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Does chronic bronchitis always show up on chest x-rays?

Does chronic bronchitis always show up on chest x-rays?

No: Chronic bronchitis does not normally show up on x-rays unless it has caused fibrosis of lungs. ...Read more

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If lupus will it show up in a blood test for rheumatology?

If lupus will it show up in a blood test for rheumatology?

Yes, but....: Almost all lupus patients have anti-nuclear antibodies in their blood at significant levels, there are other blood tests, but the whole clinical picture needs to be considered before a diagnosis is made, and since no one truly knows what lupus is, some people carry the diagnosis of "borderline / questionable" lupus, and may or may not get treated. ...Read more

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How does cancer show up in blood work?

How does cancer show up in blood work?

Different ways: Tumor markers, or blood tests for certain cancers can be used for screening, or to evaluate treatment. They are not "diagnostic" of cancer, and some are more specific than others. Psa is specific for prostate cancer but elevated psa is not diagnostic for prostate ca. Cea is useful for evaluating several types of cancer once diagnosed, but isn't at all a screening test. ...Read more

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Does pericarditis show up in a ekg?

Does pericarditis show up in a ekg?

Sometimes: It may sometimes show on ECG depending on how severe. ...Read more

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Might someone have lupus and it not show up in the blood?

Rarely: A small percentage of lupus patients do not have a positive ana. As a rheumatologist, i cannot remember the last time i saw a seronegative lupus. ...Read more

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Can you have rheumatoid arthritis without it showing up in blood tests?

Can you have rheumatoid arthritis without it showing up in blood tests?

Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more

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Can cancer always show up in blood tests?

Can cancer always show up in blood tests?

Not all cancers: Most cancers are not detected in the blood initially. There are a few that produce markers that allow us to screen patients for cancer with a blood test. Prostate cancer is the most common. There are some blood markers that are used to detect GI cancers as well as to follow patients with gyn cancers as well as breast. Testicular cancer also has commonly used markers. Must be in context of case. ...Read more

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Lupus did not show on my last exam, is it possible for it to hide itself?

Lupus did not show on my last exam, is it possible for it to hide itself?

No, but: There are many, many types of connective tissue disorders, so is best to have several tests done by a rheumatologist depending on what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Might someone have lupus and it not show up in the blood?

Rarely: A small percentage of lupus patients do not have a positive ana. As a rheumatologist, i cannot remember the last time i saw a seronegative lupus. ...Read more

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I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?

I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?

No: If your ANA and other autoantibodies are negative, it is highly unlikely that you have lupus. Constant retesting of lab will not change anything. ...Read more

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Can lupus show up on your blood tests?

Can lupus show up on your blood tests?

Spectrum of things: Lupus is diagnosed through a spectrum of findings and not just a blood test. Blood tests help us, but are certainly not the end all be all. There are cases where people have lupus wih negative blood tests. ...Read more

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Will mild lupus show up on a ANA test?

It depends: Lupus has many different symptoms. There are varieties of lupus limited to the skin. In these types, the ANA can be negative. However there are more severe forms of lupus, that can effect almost any part of the body. Commonly effected organs include the joints, kidneys, lungs, brain, and blood vessels. In these forms of lupus, the ANA test is almost always positive ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus if the blood test didn't show anything?

See details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0041704/ The above link should give you the info. However, if the ANA is negative, the chances of you having lupus is small. ...Read more

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If ones lupus currently shows normal labs(other than high ana)does that mean they shouldn't have any bad lupus days or lupus symptoms & feel fine every day?

No: Lab tests are only one indicator of sle activity. You and your doctor are the best ones to judge how active your disease is and whether your symptoms are related to sle or another cause. ...Read more

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I had a court hearing for SSI and my blood work shows lupus my dr filled out all the paperwork judge gave me 4days to get more proof?

I had a court hearing for SSI and my blood work shows lupus my dr filled out all the paperwork judge gave me 4days to get more proof?

Legal question: i take it that you're claiming disability due to lupus, and need to show evidence of lupus-related disability within four days, and you cannot get that evidence that soon from your doctor.Ask your lawyer if you can get extension from court, or (if not) if you can withdraw the case without prejudice (that means there would be no down-side of withdrawal). If you've no lawyer, perhap soc sec adviser. ...Read more

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Dealing with all these symptoms of lupus with a positive Ana just not high enough to diagnose. How sick do I have to get to show in bloodwork?

? Lupus: ANA isn't the only criterion, and some cases are seronegative, i.e. have normal ANA, you may very well don't have lupus. Kindly follow up with your doctor/rheumatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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Some doctors saying lupus would show in bloodwork straight away others saying it takes time to develop and wouldn't show for a while? confused?

Some doctors saying lupus would show in bloodwork straight away others saying it takes time to develop and wouldn't show for a while? confused?

Screening tests: Anti-nuclear antibody is almost always positive by the time lupus declares itself. However, the test is prone to lab error. And of course, most people with positive "ANA" never get lupus. To this day, nobody really knows what lupus is... and the burning question is, "Should we TREAT you for lupus, knowing the treatment is often worse than the disease?" Wishing you the best in your search. ...Read more

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If lupus were affecting my joints would that show up on an MRI?

Most likely,: but the abnormalities would not be specific for lupus. ...Read more

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Test for lupus sle came in and shows positive myocardial ab if. Everything else is neg. What does this mean?

See below: Do you mean anti-mitochrondrial? Please repost because we do not use myocardial antibodies to screen for lupus. ...Read more

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Hi Dr,I did lupus anticoagulant test.it shows appt(test)-ls 41.7 observed value.lupus anticoagulant absent means?I have recurrent two abortion

Hi Dr,I did lupus anticoagulant test.it shows appt(test)-ls 41.7 observed value.lupus anticoagulant absent means?I have recurrent two abortion

Lupus anti coag: Hello ~ people who have recurrent blood clots to the limbs can in some cases be lupus anti-coagulant positive as a cause and there is increased incidence of natural abortion or miscarriage in those cases. You are lupus anticoagulant negative so its irrelevant as a cause to any clotting disorder. thanks ...Read more

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My doctors suspect that I have lupus/scleraderma crossover. They have done a biopsy of the scleraderma patch on my back will sle show in results?

My doctors suspect that I have lupus/scleraderma crossover. They have done a biopsy of the scleraderma patch on my back will sle show in results?

Its possible: but unlikely since most likely will show changes which are "non-specific" for SLE and possibly 'specific" for scleroderma. The answer will lie in your SEROLOGY Studies (I assume that you are seeing a Board Certified Rheumatologist (maybe along with your Dermatologist!!! If not get THAT referral!! Hope this helps! Good Luck BE WELL!! Dr z ...Read more

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For past year,my urine has showed moderate or 1+ blood but NO RBC.I have lupus but no organ involvement.Now shows moderate blood &trace ketones. ??

For past year,my urine has showed moderate or 1+ blood but NO RBC.I have lupus but no organ involvement.Now shows moderate blood &trace ketones. ??

First attack work up: need complete work up of urinary tract from kidney to ureter to bladder . Workup usually involves kidney sonogram, tests of the ureter, bladder. Kidney stones are common. Kidney disease can be diagnosed, but may need actual kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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I have lupus. No organ involvement. My urine often shows 1+ or moderate blood but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of this? My doc isn't sure

I have lupus. No organ involvement. My urine often shows 1+ or moderate blood but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of this? My doc isn't sure

Nephropathy: please have your physician get a renal ultrasound, test your kidney function, get a 24 hour urine evaluation and obtain a repeat urine analysis and bacterial culture. ...Read more

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If lupus will it show up in a blood test for rheumatology?

Yes, but....: Almost all lupus patients have anti-nuclear antibodies in their blood at significant levels, there are other blood tests, but the whole clinical picture needs to be considered before a diagnosis is made, and since no one truly knows what lupus is, some people carry the diagnosis of "borderline / questionable" lupus, and may or may not get treated. ...Read more

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My dr said my blood work shows smith antibody, but rheumatologist don't think it's lupus, then what is it?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. One autoantibody is not sufficient to make a diagnosis of lupus. It would be prudent to follow the advice from the rheumatologist. ...Read more