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I am ANA positive 1:640 spec pattern. Rheum dr said i tested neg for all auto immune. Does this warrant further investigation? I do have up back pain

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes and no.

Back pain would not be related to a positive ana.
Also, a positive ANA is relatively nonspecific and can be seen in numerous other conditions and occasionally in normal individuals without any underlying disease. The ANA must always be evaluated in the context of the patient's symptoms.

In brief: Yes and no.

Back pain would not be related to a positive ana.
Also, a positive ANA is relatively nonspecific and can be seen in numerous other conditions and occasionally in normal individuals without any underlying disease. The ANA must always be evaluated in the context of the patient's symptoms.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: Probably not

Several people are ANA positive, but have no pathology.

In brief: Probably not

Several people are ANA positive, but have no pathology.
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