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I recently has a positive ANA test along with other blood…

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I recently has a...

I recently has a positive ANA test along with other blood work that was out of the normal range and am curious about what could be causing this?

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

Not really time sensitive but I have been having a lot of weird symptoms and it is taking a toll on my day to day life. The specimen type is blood

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have thrown up blood before, constant nausea, headaches and fatigue

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

A positive ANA test is relatively non-specific, but is often an indicator of autoimmune disorders like Lupus. You would need other lab testing to help confirm which autoimmune disorder you have. It would be important to see a rheumatologist to help guide you through the diagnosis and treatment plan. Hope that helps.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Would other out of range blood work have anything to do with Lupus? I have been having symptoms like microcytic anemia, headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, throwing up blood, blood in stool, stomach pain and joint pain
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

Yes, some of the symptoms you listed such as anemia, fatigue, joint pain can all be related to Lupus. However, there are a host of other autoimmune diseases that have similar symptoms. If you see a rheumatologist they should be able to run a specific lab panel that can help to differentiate. Even after the labs it can be hard to figure out the diagnosis, but that is usually a starting point.

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