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What does a positive ANA and vitamin d deficient mean?

What does a positive ANA and vitamin d deficient mean?

Two separate things: Positive ANA screen needs further confirmation and specific antibody testing. It may indicate an autoimmune disease like lupus. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the US and results from inadequate sun exposure and inadequate diet. It can be easily treated by taking over the counter Vit D pills/capsules. ...Read more

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Ana (Definition)

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


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A positive ANA test, vitamin d deficient, anemia, body aches, and high sed rate. Could all of these symptoms be caused from celiac?

A positive ANA test, vitamin d deficient, anemia, body aches, and high sed rate. Could all of these symptoms be caused from celiac?

No: Celiac disease can cause vitamin d deficiency and anemia, but it's not associated with a positive ANA test. Most patients with celiac have a normal sed rate. Vitamin d deficiency is often associated with myalgia. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, and having one autoimmune disease increases your chances of having another one, such as lupus, which can explain your posiitve ANA and body aches. ...Read more

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I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is .97explain?

I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is .97explain?

More than one issue: You did not state your age or gender and it is difficult to tie all the findings together without a physical examination. Vitamin d is the easiest to deal with, about 1/3 of the population has low vit d levels, and you can correct that with an over the counter supplement. Rest of the finding suggest and autoimmune process, but you need to consult a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA result, dual pattern, speckled 1:80, and homogeneous 1:80...And low vitamin d. My rheum factor is 9. Should i be worried?

I have a positive ANA result, dual pattern, speckled 1:80, and homogeneous 1:80...And low vitamin d.  My rheum factor is 9. Should i be worried?

Need more info: So for any diagnosis of autoimmune disease (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis), lab tests are actually not very helpful. Symptoms drive our decision on whether you need to be treated. These lab tests in a vacuum are not concerning. The low vitamin d can be easily treated by your md. ...Read more

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My muscles ache, I have a positive ANA & very low vitamin d, what could it be?

My muscles ache, I have a positive ANA & very low vitamin d, what could it be?

Not enough info: Diagnosis of rheumatologic conditions needs a complete interrogation about symptoms, timing of the symptoms and a great characterization of which population you belong (age, sex, race, ethnic background, etc). You also need to review family history, social history ad a complete physical examination. To know what you have with this little, any guess is as valid as any. ...Read more

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My ANA was positive and my vitamin D count is 14, do those results always mean Lupus?

My ANA was positive and my vitamin D count is 14, do those results always mean Lupus?

Need more info: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) may suggest sLE if high titer, usually a dilution of 1:320 or higher plus appropriate symptoms and other tests such as an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Low titers of ANA occur in 10% of normal females, even higher over age 60 without any disease. The lowest normal level of vitamin D is 30 and is not a test involved in the diagnosis of sLE. ...Read more

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My ANA blood test came back 1.160 is that high? And what could this mean? Also my vitamin d was low could this play a role?

My ANA blood test came back 1.160     is that high? And what could this mean?  Also my vitamin d was low could this play a role?

Auto-immune?, yes: Yes, it's high.As dr. Friedlander says, the ANA by itself is non-specific. It is often a sign of auto-immune disease but can also be triggered by certain medicines & infections. However, low vit d is associated with increased risk of autoimmune disease as well as muscle pain and correcting this can only help! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/. ...Read more

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Hi, i have an ana of 1:640 titer, low vitamin d 20, and thyroxine 5.6. What does that mean?

Hi, i have an ana of 1:640 titer, low vitamin d 20, and thyroxine 5.6. What does that mean?

What symptoms?: 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, your thyroxine is normal, vitamin D is lower than desired and you could take 4000 units of vitamin D3 daily to correct that. The ANA does need further investigation that can only be done in person and you should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Ana titer 1:80 - positive vitamin d - 17 complement, total >60 ch50 any idea what i might have? I am scared that it is cancer.

Ana titer 1:80 - positive
vitamin d - 17
complement, total >60
ch50

any idea what i might have?  I am scared that it is cancer.

Nothing to suggest..: Cancer. You are vitamin d deficient! as are 1/2 of my patients. Your ANA titerbis insignificant. Please, nothing would suggest cancer by these tests! ...Read more

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What can cause low vitamin d , high sed rate positve ANA daily headaches fatigue joint pain slight vision chance and loss of balance?

What can cause low vitamin d , high sed rate positve ANA  daily headaches fatigue joint pain slight vision chance and loss of balance?

Make diagnosis: Those are a lot of things and they may or may not all be connected. Certainly with an elevated sed rate and a positiveana test are concerning for an autoimmune condition, such as lupus, would be a concern. I would encourage you to continue work up with a rheumatologist and ultimately the single or multiple diagnosis made will aid in treatment and prognosis discussions. Thank you. ...Read more

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