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What Do All The Blood Test Results Symbolize Rheumatoid Arthritis
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Blood test positive for ankylosing spondylitis; no symptoms at all. Being referred to rheumatologist. What will they look for? How is diagnosis made?
See details: Only about 30% of patients who have the positive test for the hla-b27 antigen ever developed ank spondy. If you have no symptoms then you likely have no problem. ...Read more
What are the Paraneoplastic antibodies blood tests? Why negative results can not rull out the syndrome?
Blood test shows markers for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis,cbc showed high white blood count. What does this mean? Do I have the auto immune issues
Few cases of iritis. Saw rheumatologist; lots of blood work done. All fine, but HS CRP levels were 2.6. What does this mean? What is crp?
Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more
How soon does syphilis show up in a blood test?There are diff names for certain tests, does it matter what test?Do they detect all in same time frame?
Syphilis: Usually within the first six weeks after a possible exposure. Syphilis is unique in that when one is infected in their mouth, vagina or rectum they may miss the first stage of syphilis because the sore it causes does not hurt. If one has an unexplained sore in this scenario then testing definitely should happen. But, in general six weeks. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? Can depression lead to fibromyalgia? I did three blood test the ESR values are 66, 48, 63 respectively.
Why do you ask?: Often there's none until it's too late. There are clinical situations in which it's expected -- famously, damaged valves, atrial fibrillation, or a previous myocardial infarction. An ultrasound / echocardiogram is often the key. Your PVC's, headache and tachycardia are almost certainly not due to an intracardiac thrombus. ...Read more
Ana pattern: ANA patterns are often not reliable in diagnosing disease in practice. Pattern detection accuracy can also vary between different labs. Ultimately whatever results of an ANA that one obtains has to be interpreted in context of the patients symptoms and history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Incorrect blood test results? 2 drs request blood. Blood taken for both at the exact same time in same lab. Cbc results very different. What to do?
Can an ANA test or any blood test used to diagnose auto-immune diseases show all the types of lupus?
Not necessarily: Patients with systemic le will almost always have a positive ana. However, patients with lupus confined to the skin, i.e. Discoid le or scle (subacute cutaneous le)may not have a positive ana. A positive ANA by itself does not necessarily indicate sle and is seen in a number of medical conditions. The diagnosis of sle is made on the basis of historical, clinical and laboratory criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can you tell me about the treponemal tests (e.g. fta-abs test for antinclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, and hypergammaglobulineia and le cell test)?
Plenty: And more than even the best of us can put into 400 characters. Please get with a reliable online source. FTA-ABS tests for the treponemes of syphilis but is not an antinuclear antibody; none of the others are tests for treponemes / syphilis. If you tested positive for any of these beyond FTA-ABS, the interpretation is subtle and best handled by your rheumatologist or general doctor ...Read more
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