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I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:320, homogeneous

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I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:320, homogeneous pattern and positive chromatin antibody of 1.5. What does this mean and are there any other tests I should be doing for further diagnosis?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

What is the reason you had the test? Do you have any symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was having abdominal pain radiating from my LLQ to the left flank. CT scans were negative. MD was aware of some abnormal thyroid tests showing subclinical hyperthyroidism and noticed some swelling of my hand joints and a slight tremor. Also I have had positive ANAs in the past, but rheum MD years ago said it was not lupus at that time. symptoms then were lethargy, skin rashes and mouth sores. sporadic symptoms since, but nothing extreme. just had e-lap for the pain and no hernia was found so no reason identified for severe left flank, left abdomen and left lower back pain.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still there?
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Yes. reading and thinking

Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

You could have Behcet's disease. It is a rare disorder that causes blood vessel inflammation throughout your body. You should talk to your rheumatologist.