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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?

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?

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?

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