Top 20 Doctor insights on: High monocytes level in lupus

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Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more

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My monocytes, neutrophils, and platelet counts are typically elevated. Is this cause for concern? I have lupus.

My monocytes, neutrophils, and platelet counts are typically elevated. Is this cause for concern? I have lupus.

How high?: Reference ranges at set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. And nobody really understands why lupus and the meds often taken for it do raise counts. If the cells are normally formed, I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

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. Having said that, a monocyte count of 156 is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Would it be appropriate to see a hematologist regarding elevated aptt and promethin levels that were done for lupus? Or should I see a rheumatologist

Would it be appropriate to see a hematologist regarding elevated aptt and promethin levels that were done for lupus? Or should I see a rheumatologist

See below: Sounds as if you may have a lupus anticoagulant based on what you are stating which can be seen in the setting of lupus. If have not had a major clotting episode or stroke, you may not need to see the hematologist but your rheumatologist or your primary can make that call. ...Read more

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Elevated ferritin levels, but I'm chronically anemic-missed 6 venofer injections, what are possible causes? Is lupus possibility?

Elevated ferritin levels, but I'm chronically anemic-missed 6 venofer injections, what are possible causes? Is lupus possibility?

What's going on?: If you have an elevated serum ferritin, then you are almost certainly not iron-deficient and should not be receiving injectable iron. It can kill you. I am not joking. Please get with someone who knows how to work up an anemia properly. I'm betting on one of the milder thalassemia variants, but there are literally hundreds of other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have very high inflammation levels my no. Is 73 and rising. Been tested. No cancer, lupus, ra, but no answers. Any ideas?

I have very high inflammation levels my no. Is 73 and rising. Been tested. No cancer, lupus, ra, but no answers. Any ideas?

Unclear question: What is 73? Who gave you this number? If you do not have any symptoms, why did you have the test done? If would be prudent to consult a qualified md. ...Read more

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With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

A good idea,,,: That would be a good idea, given your history of hashimoto's, and especially if you have symptoms and signs like a "butterfly" rash on your face and joint pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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CRP level of 7.4? What can cause this? I was screened for lupus because of family history & out of the 3 screening tests, this came back high.

Stop worrying: I trust one of the other screens was an anti-nuclear antibody and if this was negative, you can consider yourself lupus-free. Another was probably anti ds-DNA. CRP is not sensitive and not specific and of very limited usefulness. ...Read more

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My ANA is 1:1280 is that not dangerously high? No lupus, found out my thyroid is producing those levels. Doc didn't give me anything. What's next?

ANA: The ANA test is not really a test where a lower or higher reading predicts "danger" to the body. The higher the numbers the more likely that one has a connective tissue disorder such as lupus. The ANA can also be positive in a host of other connective tissue disorders. False positive ANA is a common finding (but usually in high titers). You need to return to your doctor and ask more questions. ...Read more

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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking!
This needs further study ASAP
A Rheumatologist should be consulted

Good Luck

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year.?

I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year.?

I'm concerned too: Lupus produces problems with the kidney filters more often than not, and this usually announces itself as blood and protein in the urine. Your physician knows how to manage this with others labs. If you had a renal vein thrombosis, it's very serious and you need long-term management by a competent nephrologist. Read up on lupus nephritis and on urinalysis and how to understand the big picture. ...Read more

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Negative ANA levels. High TBO tests (118 iu/ml). Negative TSH. Could I still have lupus? So frustrated with my results! Doc says hashimotos.

No but: Why are you not trusting your doctor's conclusion? By the way, did you mean high TPO instead of TBO? Was the TSH negative =zero or normal? None of these tests however pointed to lupus but were compatible with Hashimoto's with still normal thyroid function (normal TSH) eventually leading to hypothyroid status and thus requiring regular follow-up. ...Read more

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Positive ANA, 1:320, homogenous. Started testing due to high protein levels and symptoms of muscle aches, fevers, fatigue. Lupus?

Not necessarily: A number of criteria have to be met to diagnose lupus.
Please consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Lupus. Org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria
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My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

Fibromyalgia/lupus: Sounds like you have autoimmune disease like lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. Your symptoms can certainly be due to it. Fibromyalgia can, however, coexist with lupus, and the presence of lupus does not necessarily exclude coexistence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on history and exam, and represents a chronic pain syndrome distinct from lupus. ...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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How common is an elevated lupus anticoagulant level in a 4 year old girl?

How common is an elevated lupus anticoagulant level in a 4 year old girl?

Not common, but can.: It can occur. However, it would be much rarer for your four year old to have sle. Antiphospholipid syndrome can occur by itself, or with other conditions. ...Read more

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