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Does Lupus Always Show Up
I've been tested 3 times now for lupus within a year does it really take that long to show up in your blood?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
May take time: First a positive test for lupus is only one of eleven criteria for diagnosis- the number needed is at least four. Second, there are quite a few false positives. Third, there are cases where four or more criteria other than a positive test can suggest lupus or a relative.It takes much more than quibbling about a blood test to diagnose lupus and disease evolution over time does occur. ...Read more
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