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Do I have lupus? Ana screen came back as positive/abnormal. Ana titers are 1:320. Dna test came back as normal. My mchc is low and so are my iron stor

Do I have lupus? Ana screen came back as positive/abnormal. Ana titers are 1:320. Dna test came back as normal. My mchc is low and so are my iron stor

Connective tissue dz: This finding show that you have some kind of connective tissue disease and could be lupus. But you should discuss with your pcp and make further plan for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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How about Ana screen positive, Ana titer (ifa) 1:80 Hi, and pattern speckled?

How about it?: Up to a quarter of women your age have an ANA (immunofluorescent antibody) at a low titer like yours with a speckled pattern. If there's a question of whether you have lupus or one of its relatives, it's a piece of information to note and file for future reference. A negative ANA would rule several things out. Your result proves nothing positive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you look for to screen for acid reflux versus delayed gastric emptying in an infant? How does one know when to refer to specialist?

What symptoms  do you look for to screen for acid reflux versus delayed gastric emptying in an infant? How does one know when to refer to specialist?

Timing of vomiting: Many children spit up, some a lot. The time after feeding is key for deciding if the stomach has delayed emptying. Infants should have an empty stomach by 2 hours or so after eating, so if a child throws up 4 hrs or more after eating, they likely have delayed emptying. Poor weight gain, poor appetite and cough are all reasons for a referral. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?

Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?

See below: You also have to take in account that these panels frequently have false positives and assays vary from lab to lab. It is has been estimated that up 30% of all anas drawn are false positives. Only your doctor or your rheumatologist can interpret these results in context with your history and symptoms. ...Read more

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Lupus? Ana titers are 1:320 and have not changed for 4 years. Ana screen is positive and speckled. I have low iron stores and mchc.

Lupus? Ana titers are 1:320 and have not changed for 4 years. Ana screen is positive and speckled.  I have low iron stores and mchc.

See details: An ANA is nonspecific and once positive it usually remains positive. Its importance must be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. In the context of the symptoms you listed, lupus would be unlikely. ...Read more

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If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

Yes, however: The best way to find out is to call your doctor and ask. If you have had a regular immunization schedule, you should be immune.The CDC has recently changed guidelines for immunization with MMR due to resurgence of the disease due to a significant number of unvaccinated persons in the US population. You can review those guidelines by going to www.CDC.gov. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 month the(C-Rp) titer test is(12.50 mg/L) what is C-Rp?

My baby is 3 month the(C-Rp) titer test is(12.50 mg/L) what is C-Rp?

CRP: I think you are talking about the CRP, which is measure of C-reative protein in the plasma. The CRP is non-specific, but tends to increase when there is inflammation in the body. this can be caused by body injury, an illness, and some other things. Generally, as the CRP decreases it means things are improving internally. And vice versa. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more