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Positive Ana Osteoarthritis
If I have malar rashes, itp, osteoarthritis, positive ana, photosensitivity it's more than fibro right?
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
Is there a concern for these test results: ANA=neg; ESR=24 (range 0-20); LDH=233, (R100-190); RF=11 (R 0-13.9) Have osteoarthritis, DM, OSA. asthma, ?
FATIGUE WITH OSA: OSA IS THE ONLY REAL ISUE HERE :: Provigil is cheaper and better tolerated than Nuvigil .Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera can help. Start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gut bliss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. ALSO FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS. Topamax can help with sleep and weight loss ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Know pain and stiffness pos ANA elevated ESR fatigue family history of RA but dr says it's osteoarthritis does this sound right? Go to rheumo anyways?
Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?
Autoimmune disorder: Lupus or other autoimmune disorder a possibility. Those titre numbers (1:40) are not extremely elevated so it may also be a normal variant. Also other connective tissue disorders possible: polymyositis, rheumatoid, sjogren's, etc. You probably need additional blood work and to possibly see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: This is relatively high as it had to be diluted by 320 times. So this means it was very concentrated. Labs vary on what their cutoff for positive ANA is, but in all likelihood, this would be considered positive or high. It might not mean anything though, as even healthy, unaffected people can have a positive result as can those with viral infections, medicated, and with cancer can have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
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