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What does a slightly elevated rf factor mean?

What does a slightly elevated rf factor mean?

probably nothing: The rheumatoid factor is very nonspecific and is often present in other diseases and even in normal people. If you are considering ra, get a test for the ccp antibody. It is much more specific. ...Read more

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I recently had blood work done and the rf factor came back positive, but what does that mean? Results state: "rf qn.... 1:1.. Positive"

I recently had blood work done and the rf factor came back positive, but what does that mean? Results state: "rf qn.... 1:1.. Positive"

Rheumaoid factor: If you are having symptoms of arthritis the rheumatoid factor would be evidence of rheumatoid arthritis. However, of people with rheumatoid arthritis 20% will be negative for rheumatoid factor while some studies have shown that 20% of normal people will have a positive rheumatoid factor. If arthritic symptoms test indicates rheumatoid arthritis, but if you have no arthritis meaning unknown. ...Read more

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Hello Doc, I recently got my blood tested and have RF factor around 20. So wat does it indicate and how can i reduce it?

Hello Doc,
I recently got my blood tested and have RF factor around 20. So wat does it indicate and how can i reduce it?

RF +- 20: Have you been diagnosed with RA?
Normal values vary from lab to lab. Results are usually available in a day or two.
Rheumatoid factor (RF) Titers
1:20 to 1:80 Units
14 units/mL to 60 units/mL
Normal values are LESS than 60 U/ml.
Patients should check with their heath professional to see what the normal range is for the lab that tested your blood.
Rheumatoid factor is an immunoglobulin (antibo ...Read more

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Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor

Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor

RF not diagnostic: There are several types of RA that are RF negative, and being symptomatic in adulthood is no guarantee of what the type is. I suggest you see a rheumatologist if you want a definitive diagnosis with a battery of serologic tests, X-rays, etc ...Read more

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Joint pain And high CRP What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

Joint pain
And high CRP   What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

? finding: Both CRP and ESR reflect inflammation but ESR is subject to more variations since it is affected by anemia , estrogen treatment etc. These two values usually correlate to each other and thus the discrepancy is puzzling. Talk to your rheumatologist about it. ...Read more

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Told 16 yrs ago that I had PA. Recent BT show RF Factor, CCP, CRP and ESR Normal. High WBC,, Neutrophil, & Hemocrit. Low IG % & #. Is this normal?

No.: The high WCC is not normal. Nor is the low ig%&#.

Do you take treatment for PA? Pernicious Anemia I assume? `PA usually has a low white count

Is your health otherwise good?
You will need to see a doctor who can take a detailed history, examine you and interpret your blood results. ...Read more

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What causes Low Immature Granulocyte, High Neutrophil. High Hematocrit, High White Blood Cell Count? Have bone pain but rf factor shows normal.

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, it would have helped to have the actual results. Why were the tests done? What symptoms do you have? It would require taking history, physical examination and may be more tests to settle the issue. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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Intense joint pain in wrist, hands, shoulders. Blood tests, ESR at 28, CRP at 14 and rf factor at 44. Being referred to rheumy. Likely to have ra?

Yes.: You are the right age and have the right symptoms and lab work. Rheumatology evaluation is still imperative to delineate what type of inflammatory arthropathy you have and dictate/recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more

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What is the definition of non modifiable risk factors?

What is the definition of non modifiable risk factors?

Risk factors: Per the World Health Organization: "
A risk factor is any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury." Risk factors that are not modifiable might be your race, your sex, your age. See: http://www.who.int/topics/risk_factors/en/ ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for ANLL?

What are the risk factors for ANLL?

A few known ones: Most cases diagnosed with AML(ANLL) have no obvious reason or cause that one can pin point. The few know risk factors are prior chemotherapy and prior Radiotherapy use as treatments for Cancer. Benzene exposure is another known risk factor. ...Read more

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Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, increase risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for diabetes?

What risk factors are there for diabetes?

Most important: Family history

and in those- weight gain, obesity, inactivity, eating sweets. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

Risk Factors: The most common risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure (iop), the higher over 21 mmhg it is, the higher the risk. Other important risk factors are thin corneal thickness, positive family history of the disease, age over 60 if caucasian, over 40 if african american, higher risk if concurrently affected by diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, much corticosteroid use, ; certain ocular pr. ...Read more

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What are the maor risk factors for histoplasmosis?

What are the maor risk factors for histoplasmosis?

Location: Location (where you live) is what gets you exposed to histo. Histo usually only gets you sick if you are immunosuppressed, or if you have a very large exposure. Most adults have been exposed throughout their lifetime without any consequences other than maybe a benign spot on your chest x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

What are the risk factors from accumulated smegma?

Infection: Infection of the edge of the glans, ususally fungual and then bacterial. Overtime contraction of the foreskin where you can no longer adequately clean the glans resulting in the need for another surgery. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes

non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Cancer?

What are the risk factors for Cancer?

Cancer Risk Factors: The risk cancers for cancer include a family history of cancer, older age, obesity, smoking, exposure to radiation or other carcinogens like asbestos, benzene, etc. and diet. All exposure to tobacco products is associated with increased cancer risk. Certain foods like processed meats in excess is also related to cancer. ...Read more

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What are risk factors of cholelithiasis?

What are risk factors of cholelithiasis?

Variable: Many people may have gallstones and have no symptoms at all. Some people will get upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea or vomiting. Eating fatty foods may make more discomfort. Vomiting, inability to eat are common. Serious infections sometimes can occur, and sometimes the gallstone can cause bile duct blockage with marked pain, vomiting, jaundice, and sometimes pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Dizziness?

What are the risk factors for Dizziness?

Multiple causes: heart arrhythmia,low blood pressure, dehydration, sinus inflammation, kidney problems, and ear infections can all be risk factors for dizziness. Stroke and Brain tumors can also have dizziness as a symptom ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of mesothelioma?

What are the risk factors of mesothelioma?

Radiation/: Other than asbestos exposure , other possible risk factors are, radiation exposure , family history of mesothelioma and simian virus sv40. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Infertility?

What are the risk factors for Infertility?

Risk factors: Please go to the nearest Library and have the staff to help you find some books about infertility. This is very important for you so do not delay.
Please let me know how things go and feel free to ask me questions. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Incontinence?

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What are the risk factors for Incontinence?

Here are some...: Any factors leading to weaken urethral sphincteric closing ability to overcome a sudden increase in the pressure inside urinary bladder are considered as the risk factors to induce stress urinary incontinence - like childbirth, aging, surgery in or around bladder and urethra, injury to the nerve regulating urinary sphincter, etc. More? To www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for hypertension?

What are the risk factors for hypertension?

Preventable: HBP = 95% preventable. Causes: major = simply overweight beyond clear lines of definition and demarcation on the abdomen = low % body fat. Sodium is next: a 3 g sodium very high fiber (3 animal protein meals a week = max) is high in potassium & magnesium reduce HBP r recommended. Alcohol beyond 4 standard drinks a week, like salt, causes HBP. Over-the-counter med like Sudafed/ephedra r provok ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors for a UTI?

What are the predisposing factors for a UTI?

Predisposing Factors: Following are the predisposing factors for UTI
1 Being Female
2Being Sexually Active
3 Urinary tract abnormalities like reflux,congenital malformation
4 Catheterisation
5 If immune compromised
6 Urinary tract blockage like kidney stones or Prostate enlargement
7Menopause
8 Use of certain birth control like diaphram and spermicidal in women
9 Not drinking enough fluids ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for becoming obese?

What are the risk factors for becoming obese?

Sequelae: The consequences of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

GBS: Anyone can develop GBS, but people over 50 yrs. age are more at risk. It develops several days/weeks after having diarrhea or respiratory infection, with most common cause being a bacterium called Campylobacter, & some cases follow the Flu or Epstein Barr virus infection, and rarely after vaccination. ...Read more