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Can an ANA test be negative and an Dsdna test be undetermined and i still have lupus? Also my vitamin d was low. I have all other symptoms of lupus.

Can an ANA test be negative and an Dsdna test be undetermined and i still have lupus? Also my vitamin d was low. I have all other symptoms of lupus.

Possible yes: Still you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist to make that decision. ANA testing if negative most of the time ( even more than 90 %) means that you will not have lupus, but they are many other autoimmune disorders that may mimic lupus which further testing and evaluation is needed. Again getting to see a rheumatologist would be the best answer to all of these questions. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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What causes extremely low vitamin d and vitamin B12 folate?

What causes extremely low vitamin d and vitamin B12 folate?

Depends: Sometimes it can be malabsorption, which can be due to gluten sensitivity. Gluten beats up the gut cells and the gut, and decreases the ability to absorb certain things. Commonly we see such people low in d, B12 and iron as well as magnesium and zinc. ...Read more

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My recent lab tests came back with Iron level of 30, transferrin of 20%, low vitamin D, high B12 and high folate. Is this cause for concern?

My recent lab tests came back with Iron level of 30, transferrin of 20%, low vitamin D, high B12 and high folate. Is this cause for concern?

Lab values: Low iron exists. Low vitamin D exists. These are not major threats but should be remedied. Take iron daily as a supplement. And add Vit d as a supplement. A real good iron pill is vitron C A good dose of Vit D is 1000 units per day ...Read more

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Folate >22.3 (ref 5.9-22.3) and Vitamin D 26.9 (ref 30-100). Take no vitamins and have no symptoms, anything I should do about H folate or L vit D?

Folate >22.3 (ref 5.9-22.3) and Vitamin D 26.9 (ref 30-100).  Take no vitamins and have no symptoms, anything I should do about H folate or L vit D?

Vitamin D: The vitamin D is of greatest concern.Either take a vitamin D supplement or increase ur exposure to the sun.The supplement is a little safer because it doesn't increase the risk of skin cancer like the sun can.Folate is a water soluble vitamin and if u r taking a supplement, just decreasing it could make the level drop.How concerning it is depends on how much greater than 22.3 it is. Low is worse. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin d deficiency be mistaken for lupus?

Can a vitamin d deficiency be mistaken for lupus?

Not likely: Lupus has very specific symptoms such as rash, , fever, arthritis, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and raynauds. There are some blood tests that may help with the diagnosis of lupus. Vitamin d deficiency is generally caused by inadequate sunlight exposure and is diagnosed by a blood test. ...Read more

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My ANA was positive and my vitamin D count is 14, do those results always mean Lupus?

Need more info: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) may suggest sLE if high titer, usually a dilution of 1:320 or higher plus appropriate symptoms and other tests such as an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Low titers of ANA occur in 10% of normal females, even higher over age 60 without any disease. The lowest normal level of vitamin D is 30 and is not a test involved in the diagnosis of sLE. ...Read more

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I have lupus. Should I take vitamin D, since I can't be in the sun?

I have lupus. Should I take vitamin D, since I can't be in the sun?

You can.: It is genrallly not needed if you are eating a normal diet and using vitamin supplements as you have noted. If you feel you must have your doctor order a vit d level first. ...Read more

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Vitamin d blood level of a 6. Bad? Vitamin B12 was 293. & folate was

Vitamin d blood level of a 6. Bad? Vitamin B12 was 293. & folate was

Yes, but can treat: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer &risk of dying!most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day;avoid d2!see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Asp &comment. ...Read more

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