Ana Test

ANA (antinuclear antibody) test is done to diagnose autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. This test looks for the presence of antinuclear antibodies, which are autoantibody that attacks the body during an autoimmune reaction.

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Do I need to see a rheumatologist if my ANA test is positive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from fatigue and soreness. Also, I have three positive ANA tests over four years. It is positive every time I test. Four years before in the report, it was a speckled nuclear pattern with a titer of 1:80. In recent tests that I took three months back, it was a homog...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Positive ANA (anti-nuclear antibodies) is seen in various rheumatological disorders like lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, myositis, mixed connective tissue disease, etc. But its positivity by itself doe...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having persistent swelling in the arms and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 30 year old female.  She has a persistent swelling in both arms and legs since past six months. The reason for this problem is not yet known. It is also not known which line of doctor needs to be consulted in this regard. Earlier, she complains about trembling in hands, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling all over the body could be due to many causes like liver diseases, heart diseases, kidney diseases, thyroid disease, low albumin level, anemia, drug reaction, etc. As you have mentioned that she had trembling hands previously, it could be due to a thyroid problem...  Read Full »

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis result in high ANA titer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an autoimmune reaction for a year now. Symptoms include fatigue, joint and muscle pain, fever spikes (never above 100oF), 40 lbs weight gain in five months, trouble losing weight, swelling, random rashes, heart palpitations, brain fog, migraines, stomach aches, etc. I am curr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Such a high tire ANA (antinuclear antibodies) with centromere positive and musculoskeletal and systemic complaints is usually associated with Sjogren's syndrome, MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease). Concerning your age, it is less likel...  Read Full »

Are my symptom related to the two positive ANA markers?

Query: Hi doctor,I have two positive ANA markers. They are speckled and nucleolar. I had a high white blood count for a year in the bone marrow aspiration. It showed normal anemia. I have chronic body pain all over my body. It seems to be deep and constant on my thighs and upper arms. I have ulcers on my s...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Rheumatologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Positive ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) does not indicate an autoimmune disease. Body pain or muscle pain can occur due to fibromyalgia. You need evaluation for the ulcers developed over the scalp. You can consult a dermatologist to know the cause. You can consult a rheuma...  Read Full »

Can I have a low platelet count due to arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I woke up with three of my fingers popping in the knuckles and fist. I put them under cool water, and it was better. When I went to my doctor, he said it as rheumatoid arthritis and prescribed some medicine. But, those medications did not work. My blood test came back n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like two of your joint sites (fingers and elbow) are involved, which could happen in the different type of arthritis. Some of the arthritis can cause low platelets. Kindly please give me the following extra information. How long do you have the finger poppin...  Read Full »

Is it good to have high IgG levels in the TORCH test while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but we had to drop. After dropping pregnancy, we consulted our gynecologist and he suggested us to have TORCH test. The result of TORCH before eight months was rubella IgG 40.62 and IgM 0.62, CMV IgG 8.89 and IgM 0.28 and herpes IgG 2.97 and IgM 0.56. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella, CMV (cytomegalovirus) and herpes IgG positivity (immunoglobulin G) indicate that she had these infections in the past and now is immune to them. These infections will not happen again except herpes. Nothing needs to be done for these reports and you can go ahead...  Read Full »

What conditions can result in a positive ANA test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. I started to do sea swimming every day in the past winter and spring. Stupidly, I jumped directly into the hot shower and I gave myself chilblains. After a year, my nails turned half white and I started to have the symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon. I have done ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the context given by you. You have a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) result. As your symptoms are precipitated after an accident, these symptoms are not associated with scleroderma. It is not good to start with steroids. You should do an examinat...  Read Full »

I have back, knee, and joints pain. Is it an autoimmune disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing back pain, knee pain and aching joints. I have severe burning sensation across my entire mid abdomen. Autoimmune disease runs in my family. Previously, I used to get red rashes all over my body from time to time over the years. My doctor is testing for Lupus. I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, it seems to be an autoimmune disease. In the available blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the antinuclear antigen (ANA) is positive. ANA is the common marker for autoimmune diseases. You might be suffering from system...  Read Full »

What causes low back pain, joint pain, and fatigue with high ANA?

Query: Hello doctor, My ANA is 1:2560. I am having pain in the lower back, dry mouth, and joint pain in my hands. I feel very fatigued, and I have a history of Celiac disease.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing are suggesting a connective tissue disease, most likely primary Sjogren's syndrome. It is an autoimmune disease that presents with dryness of the eyes, mouth, dental caries, fatigue, mild to severe joint pains, body aches, and someti...  Read Full »

What does severe joint pain, stiffness and fatigue with positive ANA indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I have been seeing a rheumatologist with no diagnosis, but I have joint pain, blurry vision, and fatigue are getting worse. It feels like my body is shutting down. In terms of tests the only abnormal test I have are positive ANA but no specific antibodies that...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are non-specific and do not fit into a single diagnosis of arthritis. You have not mentioned your joint pains in detail. It will help me understand the pattern of arthritis. Which joints are involved? Do you have swelling, morning stiffness, backache, j...  Read Full »

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