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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Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 53 years old, nondiabetic. She is hypertensive (150-100) and having all over body pain, fatigue and morning stiffness. We consulted a neurologist and she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She was going about daily activities by using painkiller every day (Innova-MR, Diclo...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that morning stiffness is not a typical sign of fibromyalgia, but it could indicate a rheumatological disorder. Coming to this point, considering her slightly elevated erythrosedimentation, I would recommend performing other...  Read Full »

What does positive ANA lead to?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a positive ANA. ANA titer: 1:640 AC-1, Homogeneous ANA titer: 1:640 AC-2, 4, 5, 29, Speckled. RNP antibody: positive 1.5. All other antibodies are low. Serum cortisol: high 30 at 8:15 AM. Symptoms: Pulse races sometimes (can control with breathing exercises), especially ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need to know first of all the symptoms for which ANA (antinuclear antibody) test was done. Any joint pains, facial erythema, or any fever? Revert with the asked details for better help.  Read Full »

What does muscle soreness with positive ANA indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had some muscular soreness for about one and a half years. I have no other symptoms. Normal hematology, CBC bloodwork always comes out fine. The only thing in the last bloodwork is I had ANA positive with 1:160 homogenous and the DNA (ds) ABS came out as 11 which said it was po...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mildly positive antinuclear antibody titer which suggests auto immune disease and Anti-dsDNA (double-stranded DNA) which is slightly above the normal range suggests that you might have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) but there are 11 other criterias out of...  Read Full »

Why do I have trigger problems in the middle finger of both hands?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trigger problem in the middle finger of my left hand over a year. But, the same finger of my right hand has now developed the same problem. They are especially bad in the morning and it is difficult to straighten them. I can feel a very heavy click when I do it. I had blood te...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most important information to know would be x-ray of your hands. There are different types of arthritis like autoimmune, osteoarthritis and gout. It could also become worse with your new medications as they can cause bone loss and pain. It may also occur if you have a...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pain caused by cutaneous vasculitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 18-year-old daughter has cutaneous vasculitis, mainly covers her lower legs, according to the ER doctor and family doctor as of 3 weeks ago. She is so miserable. I have had to keep her home from school and let her put her feet up. When she goes to school or is on her feet for any leng...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. It seems a bit weird that no one is starting the treatment yet. Firstly, with vasculitis, one needs to see if it is limited only to the skin or the internal organs as well. We need to see her blood routine, urine routine, and a chest x...  Read Full »

Though I am positive for ANA, I do not have any symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male. I was having photosensitivity (not too bad), went to a dermatologist, had a blood test and tested positive for ANA 1:160. I was getting eczema on my hands and feet with the sun at the beach (tiny tiny little itchy blisters), but my forearms and calves start to...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to history it looks more like the skin is the only one troubling you. I would like to ask you a few more queries. Did your rash resolve after the sun exposure was removed? Do you experience it on a daily basis when exposed to the sun or was it just due to ...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for celiac and thyroid disease.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a blood test before 3 months and was diagnosed with celiac disease. I already have thyroid problem which is controlled right now with Thyroxine. The issue is followed by a gluten free diet, I cannot see any progress. I am still losing weight. My skin is pale and dry. I also ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.   Read Full »

Should I be concerned about positive ANA?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a positive ANA 320 but no symptoms. I went to a rheumatologist who did further blood tests. The only test that is positive was RVV, normalized ratio at 1.28. What does this mean? Should I be concerned? Please advise. I am currently on Zoloft, Inderal, Valdoxan.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations simple ANA (antinuclear antibody) positive have a little significance and RVV ratio has no significance because the primary screening test is normal so you can relax, however, a watch every six months urine examination and...  Read Full »

What are the causes for headaches and swollen feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am wondering if anyone would know what is wrong or what other tests can be done. My ANA is 1:360, TSH is 0.5, free and total, T3 and T4 are normal. SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) is negative, Sjorgen's is negative, and thyroid ultrasound is normal. Symptoms experienced are extrem...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Firstly, let me summarize your complaints and investigations. You have symptoms of ill health which include headaches, giddiness, and swelling of feet and ankles. Positive findings on investigations are your high leukocyte count of more than...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my hands and wrists?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my hands and wrist and it started a few months ago. It is typically in the morning. I visited a doctor and she did blood tests. The result flagged in my blood tests was anti-Sm/RNP 2.8 and she has referred me to a rheumatologist, who cannot see me for the next two ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the antibody as such does not match your symptoms. It is an antibody for autoimmune disease more like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). Since it is positive, I would like to know if your ANA (antinuclear antibody) was positive as well, or only this came positive. ...  Read Full »

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