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What is a ana blood test and reason are they needed

what is a ana blood test and for what reason are they needed

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Anthony Bray, MD

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Just wondering if you could please explain the following

Hi just wondering if you could please explain the following test results,ENA TEST: Negative The ENA test screens for the presence of antibodies to Sm, RNP, SS-A, SS-B, Scl-70 and Jo-1. Tested by a multiplex flow immunoassay (BioPlex) method.Thanks

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Anthony Bray, MD

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I have a positive ANA 1:160 speckled but my ENA is all

Hi I have a positive ANA 1:160 speckled but my ENA is all negative. My doctor feels this is a low positive and I do not have an autoimmune disease. The ANA test was ordered along with a lot of other blood tests to rule out my symptoms (sore arm muscles). I am losing Vit D and going through menopause right now. Also have cervical stenosis and am having gallbladder surgery in a month.Do you think I should have any other tests done?Should I see a rheumatologist?Do I need to repeat the ANA in the future?What else can cause a low positive ANA?Thanks

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My son now aged 15 who cycles at a national level suffered a

My son now aged 15 who cycles at a national level suffered a drastic drop in level of performance from May 15 last to date. A blood test in August indicated a low haemoglobin count of 11.9 g/dl, his ANA is positive at 1 in 160 but his renal liver bone profile is normal. The hospital is at a loss to explain the low hemo and loss of performance (his avg race heartrate at threshold has also increased since May) we are in an area where Lyme's is prevelant and wondered if this could be a cause?

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Dr. Muneeb Ali

Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine

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I cannot bend my thumb. it seems as if it is stuck and is

I cannot bend my thumb. it seems as if it is stuck and is very painful and stiff. Could it be the start of arthritis ?JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: About one week. The pain is worse when I try to bend itJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I take Gedarel for hormone imbalance since I was 15 years old. I am now 50JA: OK got it. Last thing - Doctors generally expect a deposit of about $34 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Neuro Doctor

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Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified

 
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Sir I do apologize I have been raiting I 't know what is

Sir I do apologize I have been raiting I don't know what is happening sorry I do not need a lawyer I need a neurologist

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Dr. SH

Board Certified Physician

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Today my chiropractor palpated my pectoralis muscle about 2

Today my chiropractor palpated my pectoralis muscle about 2 inches below the clavicle but above the breast for my complaint of tenderness and pain in this area for the past 6-8 weeks. He feels it is a swollen lymph note under the pect major muscle and will check it again in one month to see if it has changed. Should I wait a month or have it checked sooner by a MD?JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: Thank you. The pain or irritation has been about 2 months ...stretching the pects helps some but I haven't been consistent in stretching, the pain is made worse with driving today, pulling my shoulders back...I am in treatment the past 14 months with the DC and dentist for TMJ. I have very fibrocystic breasts and currently they are very tender and swollen...but this area is superior to the breast.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am 52 have autoimmune Hashimotos and am working with a naturopathic doctor, with supplements and am gluten and mostly dairy free diet, also had very high cortisol (saliva testing in Jan.) then had the stomach flu end of March and went into adrenal fatigue which I am still healing from...because of my low energy, blood sugar I would prefer not see another doctor but also if it could be something more serious like cancer then I would not want to wait. My youngest brother had Hodkins at 18 and healed. So I was looking for some info on I-net regarding swollen lymph under the pect major muscle.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto disease and am unable to

i was just diagnosed with Hashimoto disease and am unable to get into a doctor until end of July. what do i do in the meantime? my joints are swelling and aching and im retaining water. i continue to workout regularly with a trainer to keep myself feeling somewhat better. what can i do in the meantime?

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One of my family members has a complicated problem. He is

One of my family members has a complicated problem. He is age 51 and works professionally in the med field. He has been diagnosed with a thyroid problem,,,,under-active thyroid, Doctors are giving him synthetic hormone. He is so fatigued he can hardly work. His legs and feet are affected and he shuffles his feet sometimes.He has hoshimoto disease they think also. His greatest problem is total continual fatigue.His wife and some in our family think this has gone on long enough (treatment with hormone about 7 months). He has really not gotten any better. Do you have any advice?

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Dr. Abid

PGR (Internal Medicine)

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