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Positive Ana Osteoarthritis
If I have malar rashes, itp, osteoarthritis, positive ana, photosensitivity it's more than fibro right?
Autoimmune issues?: If you have not seen a rheumatologist, it may be helpful sorting out what is going on. ...Read more
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 (topiramate) can help with sleep and weight loss ...Read more
Hi! What is the difference between DDD, DJD, osteoarthritis, and spondylosis? I am confused.
Ana, physical therapy student.
Similar issues: DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stands for degenerative joint disease , a condition in which the bone is beginning to become arthritic and may develop spurs . Another name for that is osteoarthritis. That condition may be age and or activity related. Spondylosis is also interchangeable ...Read more
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?
+ ANA test, severe neutropenia with large granular lymphocytes, high monocytes and lymphocytes. Osteoarthritis. Bone marrow biopsy negative. Idea?
Felty syndrome: Get your doc to ask hematologist to do clonality test on blood large granular lymphs by flow cytometry and gene clonality rearrangement ...Read more
Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?
Positive ANA 1:80 speckeled, p.O.T.S syndrome, fat malabsorption, would this link to scelerderma, i cannot think of any other issue, :-( that connects?
I doubt it: In the absence of raynaud's / skin changes prior to malabsorption, i'd be surprised if this was scleroderma. ANA especially at low-titer 1:80 very likely means nothing. Other causes of malabsorption are fairly common & can be worked up. Mild orthostatic tachycardia is probably more common than we think. I appreciate your research but i'd keep looking for answers & staying optimistic. ...Read more
What can I expect to come next? I've a positive p-anca positive c-anca and positive ana! What does this really mean?
Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered. ...Read more
Common: Ther are some special ANA patterns that are seen depending on what type of scleroderma you have. People with limited scleroderma can have an anti-centromere pattern. People with diffuse scleroderma can have an anti- nucleolar pattern and can also have certain autoantibodies such as scl-70. If you have a scleroderma overlap syndrome you may have other patterns depending on the overlap. ...Read more
Nada without disease: If you do not have a clinical disease or symptoms then it simply means you have a positive test ( maybe 1/3 of the population has a "positive" test). If the titer is very high ( greater than 1:640) you should probably be followed to see if a disease is developing. ...Read more
See a Rheumatologist: This really needs to be discussed with a rheumatologist who can take a complete history and do a physical exam. In addition he or she will need to do additional laboratory tests before making the diagnosis of lupus or ruling it out. ...Read more
ANA : ANA test is a screening test to diagnose auto immune diseases especially lupus. ANA stands for anti nuclear anti bodies directed against nuclear components called antigens. Ifa stands for immuno fluorescent assay .There patterns that develop based on which anti body is directed against which antigen and such patterns are called homogenous , nucleolar etc signifying different disease patterns. ...Read more
ANA test: In general the ANA test has a high sensitivity. That means that it is a good screening test but is not as specific for a disease. It can be thrown off by other factors yes. Take a look at the many specific antibodies that can be tested on wikipedia. Its best to go based on clinical suspicion when it comes to antibody workups for Lupus or other similar conditions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ ...Read more
May or may not: We all make positive anas buy people with higher titers have a greater chance of having an autoimmune disease. The ANA is also found is a lot of other conditions especially people who have had allergic reactions. You may or may not develop an immune disorder. Your evaluation will look into these possibilities. ...Read more
Test: Rheumatologic conditions are truly made by clinical evaluation, as tests often false positives. Hopefully under care of rheumatologist. They have clinical experience to know what's real and what isn't. It takes good clinical history, tests may or may not help, as tests don't make diagnosis, clinical judgement by physician does. What is problem? Lupus?. Confide in physicians clinical judgement not. ...Read more
It does not: At your age, if you have lymphoma it's probably Hodgkin's. ANA really has nothing to do with malignant lymphoma. If you're worried about big lymph nodest, trust me -- lymphoma nodes are obviously very abnormal. Best wishes, and I hope you'll always stay actively involved with your health. ...Read more
Non-specific test r: esults! ANA is a test for anti-nuclear antibodies and can be read as positive in a number of auto-immune diseases. You don't even know whether you have a problem with your pancreas yet and if so what is causing it. You should sit down with a good internist, maybe a good gastroenterologist,maybe a good rheumatologist and figure out what is going on. ...Read more