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Temporal Arteritis Sed Rate
Usually: Usually, but does not have to be. ...Read more
Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more
Which systemic/genetic diseases may cause cataracts at age 46? No steroids. Crp & sed are low. Have endometriosis, degen. Disc disease. Low sed & crp.
Cataracts: May be related to diabetes, trauma, but most likely genetic. Are the cataracts symptomatic. The opacification (cataract of the natural lens) of the lens may be insignificant and be normal for you or been there all of your life. Depends on your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause high sed rate (37), high WBC, high Eosinophils, high neutrophils, a high ana (54.73), ana Titer 1:40? Chest pain, severe fatigue?
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Have a Positive ANA>320 Atypical Speckled Pattern. CRP ,Sed Rate & RF all wnl. Other SX Reynaud's,dry mouth,butterfly rash,fatigue & joint flare-up's?
Need specialist: It sounds like you have one or more of the often-overlapping autoimmune diseases in the lupus / scleroderma / Sjogren's / mixed connective tissue disease family. The real question will be how to treat you. This is why we have rheumatologists. You'll need to partner with your caregiver as you sort through this incredibly confusion area within medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more
Symptoms fatigue / headaches/ malaise. Work up 2008 negative except elevated CRP now elevated CRP 2.73, sed rate 22, ANA positive speck 1:40, ch50>60?
That's good: I would urge you to draw no conclusion from any sed rate reading that's not extremely high unless there's specific symptoms and signs. Millions of healthy young adults have positive ANA at a titer of 1:40 speckled. I'd urge you to get into a fitness-focused lifestyle, hang out with quality friends and do meaningful things. Best wishes. ...Read more
No.: Better than the two mentioned is a c-reactive protein. (crp). ...Read more
What conditions besides Giant Cell Arteritis might cause a swollen temporal artery? Is GCA likely in 45 year old? (Flu-like sx but neg ESR, CRP).
Sed rate 65, anemeic, recently panic attacks, and lupus anticoluglant elevated ( 8.2) also severe joint pain?
Abnormal labs: Best to review results of lab with the physician that ordered them. ...Read more
Presented w/ inability to walk, joint/muscle pain, hairloss, positive ana, high ssdna, dsdna, ssa (ro), histone, sed rate, could this be lupus?
Yes: It certainly could be lupus. See a rheumatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?
Ana 1:80 homogeneous, sed rate 51, chronic post nasal drip, inflamed sinuses, osteo arthritis, fatigue, brain fog. What are some possible explanations?
Labs not helpful: These are generally unrelated problems. Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip are likely one and the same. Arthritis may be just that. The ANA and ESR are nonspecific and may be "normal" although elevated. The list of things that can cause fatigue and brain fog is rather extensive and is probably best answered in person with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Both tests are famously insensitive and non-specific. Never rely on them for anything, but take the data as one very minor piece of information for complicated decision-making. ...Read more
Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of ...Read more
Giant cell arteritis is considered a vasculitis where an individual's on body's immune cells attacked the lining of the large blood vessels. This may be associated with headaches, difficulty chewing, and in severe cases visual changes and even visual loss. This is an area routinely handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
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