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I have fibromyalgia and positive ana. Feel ill like have the flu. Tired sore. If someone hugs me or if my kid lays on me it feels relief from soreness?

I have fibromyalgia and positive ana. Feel ill like have the flu. Tired sore. If someone hugs me or if my kid lays on me it feels relief from soreness?

Get second opinion: Patients with fibromyalgia typically feel excruciating pain if anyone as much as touches their tender points for trigger points lightly. Does not sound to me like you have fibromyalgia. The ANA being positive is of course of concern. I would recommend that you get a second opinion. Best wishes to you. I would get a second opinion from a board-certified rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Ana (Definition)

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


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I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right.?

I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right.?

See rheumatologist: If you have been diagnosed to have fibromyalgia, I would suspect that you are suffering from chronic pain and fatigue. With the positive DNA DS ab, one needs to consider SLE and thus a rheumatology consult would be worthwhile since fibromyalgia may well not be the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I work with irregular heart beat and pots and fibromyalgia? And I have a positive ANA but they don't know why. Feel like I'm dying some days

Can I work with irregular heart beat and pots and fibromyalgia? And I have a positive ANA but they don't know why. Feel like I'm dying some days

Discuss w MD.: I believe that you will need to direct the question regarding ability to work (or disability issues) with your treating providers. It is simply not an issue that can be answered on a public education site. ...Read more

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45 yr old female w/Positive ANA w/ nucleolar pattern; IGG & complement diff.; diag. 1997 w/ Fibromyalgia; recently diag. W/Osteopenia in both hips;?

45 yr old female w/Positive ANA w/ nucleolar pattern; IGG & complement diff.; diag. 1997 w/ Fibromyalgia; recently diag. W/Osteopenia in both hips;?

Separate these Dx: Fibromyalgia is widespread pain, non-restful sleep, and severe fatigue. This is unrelated to osteopenia (painless) which is a deficiency in bone mineralization. Neither of these diagnoses (Dx) are autoimmune conditions. The ANA is a test used to confirm certain autoimmune conditions such as scleroderma and lupus. However, caution here, THE ANA ALONE CANNOT DIAGNOSE ANY CONDITION. ...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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Could lithotripsy cause addison's disease or the Depo-Provera birth control shot? I have a positive ANA was told I have fibermyalgia? Would a CT scan show it?

Could lithotripsy cause addison's disease or the Depo-Provera birth control shot? I have a positive ANA was told I have fibermyalgia? Would a CT scan show it?

No and no: I have never heard of lithotripsy causing addison's disease. It is not something that would show up on a cat scan. The most common cause for addison's disease is autoimmune, so having a positive ANA may put you at a slightly higher risk, but addison's is very rare, and needs to be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, with laboratory testing. ...Read more

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Can syphilis cause a positive ANA test?

Can syphilis cause a positive ANA test?

No: However lupus can cause the screening test for syphilis (the rpr) to be falsely positive. ...Read more

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What does t means a positive ANA test and ifa?

What does t means a positive ANA test and ifa?

Only a test and: Only a test and that result suggests that it is not the standard assay. If there are general body symptoms, then a rheumatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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What about leukocytosis and positive ANA test?

Autoimmunity?: Positive ANA indicates that there are presence antibodies against components of nucleus of your own cells. Our body is not supposed to make antibodies against our cells. Something happens, which leads antibodies being produced against cells of different organs such as thyroid glands and pancreas. Leukocytosis is the state of increased white cell count indicating some inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a positive ANA test result?

Many: ANA can be positive in many diseases and in many apparently healthy people. By itself, it does not mean much other than pointing to a higher but not certain risk for an individual to develop an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive ANA test, type 1 diabetic - help?

What do you suggest if positive ANA test, type 1 diabetic - help?

Nothing, unless...: Unless you have symptoms of another autoimmune disease such as swollen joints, unexplained rashes, fevers, etc, the ANA test is not particularly helpful for making any diagnosis since 25-30% of healthy people have a positive ANA test. Labs such as ESR, DS-DNA, C3, C4 are more helpful if abnormal along with symptoms of lupus. See your doc and ask for a referral to a rheumatologist if you are concerned ...Read more

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Can prolonged elevated levels of prolactin lead to a positive ANA test?

No: Prolactin is a hormone produced by your pituitary gland that is involved in milk production. Certain drugs, pituitary tumors, breast stimulation and food may increase the levels. ANA is an antibody test associated with a disease called lupus. ...Read more

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What happens with a positive ANA test even thought I don't have a titer result yet?

What happens with a positive ANA test even thought I don't have a titer result yet?

See details: A positive screen means nothing. You need a titer to know if the test is truly positive. A positive can be seen in numerous diseases and even in normals. The result needs to be correlated with the clinical picture. ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA test mean?

What does a positive ANA test mean?

Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA test mean?

What does a positive ANA test mean?

Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive ANA test, what does this mean?

Many reasons: Although the + ANA is a screening test for lupus erythematosus. But most people with a + ANA do not have lupus. We see it in a lot of conditions including, thyroid disease, allergic conditions, liver disease, other connective tissue etc. Your physicians can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify why you have a + ANA and whether you have lupus or another connective tissue disea ...Read more

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2 positive ANA titres 1:160 speckled. All manual diff tests neg. Is this something to worry about?

Possibly: The ANA is not very specific. It can be possible in numerous diseases including viral diseases. It can also be positive in individuals without any disease. The ANA needs to be interpreted in the clinical setting to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA test but it reads as 6? I'm used to seeing them as 1:40, 1:80 etc... What does 6 mean?

Possibly nothing: This is certainly non-standard reporting. It suggests that on cannot have confidence in the reporting laboratory and the test should be repeated elsewhere. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more