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ANA 1:320 Homogenous pattern, positive ssDNA, and chromatin antibodies 60 u/ml. Fatigue and joint pain. Is lupus a possibility?
Yes: 1:320 along with positive ssDNA Ab and the symptoms you are having makes Systemic Lupus a strong possibility. I suggest seeing a Rheumatologist so they can also evaluate and potentially initiate treatments. ...Read more
I have an ANA positive, ESR 17, chromatin positive 6.7. Joint pain, fatigue, butterfly rash and fatigue. Is this lupus?
Sounds like it: I quacks like lupus but you really need the help of a rheumatologist to help you avoid damages to your organs. He is in the best position to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
What is chromatin in thyroid fna biopsy slides? How to visualise? What am I supposed to be looking at?
DNA weave: Chromatin is the texture revealed by the dye that stains dna in the cell nuclei -- chromo-, chromosomes, color, dye. If you're not a pathology / lab tech learner, don't worry about it. Understanding the very subtle patterns and nuances are key to a pathologist's / cytotechnologist's education, and no one else needs to worry -- though there are photos online for everyone to enjoy. ...Read more
How specific are + Anti Ribosmal P, +Anti Chromatin and SS DNA for SLE given strong clinical picture? I'm - for DS DNA and SM. Thank you very much.
There 11 criteria for diagnosing SLE and at least 4 need to be positive. Consult this site for more information:
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
dermatologist found + chromatin and anti ribosomal p, ana 320. Rheumatologist said those antibodies aren't important and so no sle. Is this correct?
Depends: Diagnosis of diseases is made from the history and physical exam findings and not by blood tests alone. Blood tests are used to confirm the suspicion. Whether you have SLE or not would depend on the clinical features. Since you have given us nothing about what has been ailing you, it is impossible to give you even a guess. ...Read more
Wat do + Anti Chromatin antibodies mean? I have + ANA, + chromatin = 5 (range 0-0.9). Many sx's but can't get a dx from rheumatology. Thanks!
Explanation: We do not have enough information for diagnosis. Lab results should be analyzed together with clinical presentation, what is absolutely absent in your question. Most likely your doctor need more tests for proper diagnosis, just wait and follow up with rheumatologist. ...Read more
Thyroid show small round evenly spaced nuclei rare group of follicular cells midly enlarged overlapping nuclei with pale chromatin?
What is the question: I assume you mean the pathology report from a thyroid biopsy. If so, it needs to be discussed in detail (along with the other clinical information) with your doctor who is delivering your care, not someone on the internet, ...Read more
Thyroid nodule with rare cluster ofoverlapping enlarged cells, grooves and pale chromatin. Rebiopsy or surgery? 2.9x1.1x2.2 cm
You have a choice: The results you are sharing are benign. The cells were likely from a fna biopsy. The size of your thyroid nodule meets criteria for removal, greater than 2.5 cm. Okay to talk to your doc and your surgeon about risk/benefits of waiting a few months with repeat ultrasound versus surgery now to remove one side of your thyroid. Good luck. ...Read more
+ ANA 1:320, Chromatin. Also have rashes, joint ache, oral sores, livedo, raynauds. Should I worry rheumatologist will call me a hypochondriac?
Rapport with MD:
You should have a rapport with your doctor and should feel comfortable in stating all your symptoms, without having fear of being called hypochondriac. If you do not have such a relation with your doctor, find a more empathetic one.
Incidentally, all of your symptoms are relevant to positive ANA test result.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
DXed w/ SLE 3yrs (positive ANA, anti-ds DNA, Anti-chromatin, Anti-cardiolipin antibodies, rash, nasal/oral lesions, etc.). I also have mild psoriasis/uveitis. Dr. suspect possible Psoriatic Arthritis. Is it possible to have both PsA and Lupus?
Can e.P.T test be wrong it shows a thin line for positive big line for negativ and control. Window. I have tons of symptoms?
My girlfriend took an e.P.T test and a vertical line appeared in both the control and test area. No horizontal lines. Is this a positive result?
A+sign means it is p:
If it shows as a+ it is positive
and if it is a-- means it is negative
if it does not show+ it is supposed to be negative
you can repeat the test if in doubt. ...Read more
I took a p.test on cycle day 20 it was a faint positive. Took one a week later it was a definite positive, how far can I be?
Tough question: I do not think you can find an answer here. Depending on your beliefs you may be better off talking to a spiritual leader, religious or not. They may be better at guiding you at focusing on the positives in life. ...Read more
Behavior attention: In terms of helping kids with behavioral problems, positive reinforcement is a great way to promote desirable behaviors. Negative behaviors may be "accidently" reinforced by paying them too much attention, so it's best to ignore most negative, non- violent behaviors. Check out: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist- on kindle. ...Read more
Rh D positive: Rh is a blood grouping system like ABO system. Rh is taken from rhesus monkey. There are specific proteins called antigens on rbcs. They are termed a, b, c, d, e and so on. There are many of them. It means that antigen d is present on the rbcs surface. The rh system is important in hemolytic anemia of newly born babies. Thanks. ...Read more
Although a number of ati-viral medications have been tried there is no "cure" for dengue...SUPPORTIVE treatment (fluids, anti-fever medications) are the accepted treatment for this mainly AFRICAN viral infection!
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Work up needed: At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis. You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled. ...Read more
Strep infection: Anti-streptolysin titre is for the antibody against streptolysin-O which is an immunogenic hemolytic toxin produced by streptococcus A hemolyticus. Basically a marker for infection such as strep throat. The higher the titre the more recent the infection. To just be positive without a titer doesn`t mean much. ...Read more
The blood of Group O type in the ABO system.
It is weakly positive for Rhesus factor in Rh system. Of all practical purposes the person is O+ve. It is neither good nor bad. It is just one of the blood group types. ...Read more
Yes, but not common:
Yes, just about any study can have false positives, however it is not common with a hida scan.
Things which can interfere with the study and cause a false positive include, prolonged fasting (more than 24hrs), very poor liver function, non-fasting state (less than 4hrs), prior surgery to remove the gallbladder, pancreatitis, TPN (total parenteral nutrition). ...Read more
Coping methods: There are many - good self care that includes proper sleep, activity and hobbies, and overall healthy eating. With regard to work, achieving a good work-life balance as far as time. Other self care tips include, having good social support, continued personal development and learning (ie, taking a class in something fun interesting). Consider looking up models of holistic wellness for more ideas. ...Read more