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27, 125 healthy female. Take great care of my body. Daily problems-Sore/swollen joints (fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles), chronic fatigue, blotchy chest, daily headaches, etc. ANA was 1:640. C3 135.5 (av.82-194) C4 34.2 (av.18-55) Help! Meaning?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not healthy

If you have all these symptoms , you are not healthy.
The elevated ANA suggests that you are more likely to suffer from an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic per se. I would like to see a CH50 level instead of just C3 or C4. Recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will likely order confirmatory tests.

In brief: Not healthy

If you have all these symptoms , you are not healthy.
The elevated ANA suggests that you are more likely to suffer from an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic per se. I would like to see a CH50 level instead of just C3 or C4. Recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will likely order confirmatory tests.
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Dr. John Chiu
It is better for you to consult a rheumatologist who will need other tests to diagnose your condition which may affect organs (kidneys for example) other than just your joints.
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