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Rhematoid factor is very high, what does this mean for pregnancy?

Rhematoid factor is very high, what does this mean for pregnancy?

Conjectural: It is an inflammatory marker and means that there is inflammation somewhere in your body, not neccessarily joints. I suggest that you discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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What does a high rheumatoid arthritis factor and c-reactive protein quantitative mean?

What does a high rheumatoid arthritis factor and c-reactive protein quantitative mean?

see details: It means you may have rheumatoid arthritis. However, the rheumatoid factor is relatively nonspecific. A ccp antibody test is a better one and more specific for ra. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative , sed rate 12 negative, and crp .13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative , sed rate 12 negative, and crp .13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

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, rheumatoid factor is not a specific marker for rheumatoid arthritis. It can be positive in many situations, including recovery from infection. High blood fat per se is not a cause of +RA factor. ...Read more

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Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.

Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.

It is positive: The level is not as important as what is your clinical examination and other findings. The positive rheumatoid factor by itself does not mean you have arthritis. There are other things that you rheumatologist will look forward to help clarify whether the positive rheumatoid factor is due to rheumatoid arthritis or something else. ...Read more

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Is a high CRP the reason for vasculitis(leukocytoclastic-idiopathic) or is vasculitis the reason for a high crp?

Is a high CRP the reason for vasculitis(leukocytoclastic-idiopathic) or is vasculitis the reason for a high crp?

Second choice: CRP (and esr) is raised when there is an inflammatory condition of any kind going on in the body. So the vasculitis is causing its elevation. ...Read more

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Is a RA factor of 38.4 consider high?

Is a RA factor of 38.4 consider high?

Depends on the range: The presence of rheumatoid factor but so is not diagnostic of anything. There are many causes of a positive rheumatoid factor besides rheumatoid matters. One of the most common is malaria which is a chronic infection. It can be found among lung problems liver problems many other medical conditions. ...Read more

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If your waist to hip ratio is high, why is it a risk factor for heart disease?

If your waist to hip ratio is high, why is it a risk factor for heart disease?

It's unclear: Fat has recently been found to be a major source of hormones and inflammatory cytokines. These hormones may have an increased influence on the heart and other organs when the fat that produces them is distributed within the abdomen as what is called visceral adiposity. The waist/hip ratio measures the visceral adiposity associated with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure/cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is Asthma a risk factor for?

What is Asthma a risk factor for?

Asthma is a risk factor for:: Anaphylaxis, Atopic dermatitis, Collapsed lung, Conjunctivitis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Group B streptococcal infection, Nasal polyps, Panic disorder, Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Snoring, Asthma, Eczema, Allergic conjunctivitis, Bronchitis, Psoriasis & Eczema, Food allergy, Allergies, Hay Fever, Scalp psoriasis, Sputum, Phlegm, Esophagitis. ...Read more

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What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

The higher more sign: The higher the titer of rf, the more likely it is a significant indicator of an automimmune disease, most likely ra. However it can be quite elevated in sarcoid, sjogren's, cryoglobulinemia, among others to name a few. A ccp antibody should be the next test obtained. If significantly positive, the DX is probably ra. ...Read more

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What is a high dhdl?

What is a high dhdl?

Direct high density : Direct high density lipoprotein, it is the so called good cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is Diabetes a risk factor for?

What is Diabetes a risk factor for?

Diabetes increases the chance of :: Abdominal abscess, Actinomycosis, Acute tubular necrosis, Frozen shoulder, Alzheimer's disease, Animal bite, Aspergillosis, Bed sore, Bell's palsy, Brain abscess, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cataract, Cellulitis, Cholangiocarcinoma, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Chronic pyelonephritis, Congestive heart failure, Diastolic heart failure, Dry eyes, Dupuytren's contracture, Epidural abscess, Erectile dysfunction, ESRD, Essential hypertension, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Fecal incontinence in adults, Folliculitis, Gallstones, Gangrene, Gastroparesis, Gout, Granuloma annulare, Group B streptococcal infection, Hellp syndrome, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatoma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Influenza, Kidney infection, Large bowel obstruction, Liver abscess, Neural tube defect, Newborn jaundice, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Pancreatic cancer, Paraphimosis, Peripheral vascular disease, Porphyria cutanea tarda, Renal artery stenosis, Renal tubular acidosis, Restless leg syndrome, Retinal vein occlusion. ...Read more

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What is COPD a risk factor for?

What is COPD a risk factor for?

See below: Having COPD can put you at risk for lung infections, cardiac issues, and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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