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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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I have low MCH and MCV levels and high vitamin B12 levels. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,What causes low MCH and MCV and high B12? Can medication and liquid vitamins cause it? I am currently on Plaquenil as a precautionary measure and have a positive ANA and high titer.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Your MCV and MCH are hidden indicators of deficiencies in the body. Low MCH and MCV are commonly seen in iron deficiency anemia, hypothyroidism, and SLE (positive ANA). Low MCV and MCH have been seen in vitamin B12 deficiency. Since your hemog...  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, f...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Swelling all over the bodycould 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 »

I am a 69-year-old male with positive ANA test and other symptoms of SLE. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 69-year-old male and I have been experiencing abdominal pain, swollen red feet and legs, photosensitivity, stiff hands, and stiffness. I have undergone ANA test, which comes Positive (but no other positive antibody results). Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. The presence of a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) test can be observed in various autoimmune diseases. Considering your symptoms, it appears that you might be experiencing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). However, a...  Read Full »

My 27-year old daughter has severe lower back pain for the past eight months. Medications have not helped. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 27-year-old daughter is suffering from lower back pain for the past eight months. She was fine before that. She got food poisoning from which she recovered but then she had pain in her lower back. She went to an orthopedic doctor who referred her to a chiropractor who cracked her ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Back pain is just a symptom. The underlying condition causing the symptom may be an autoimmune disease like Sjogren syndrome or systemic sclerosis. Physiotherapy will not help with the condition. She would require painkill...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

How to cure my skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes similar to the rash of SLE, swollen, painful and redness around the eyes, severe fatigue and muscle weakness. These symptoms occurred a few months back after I had an intestinal infection. The doctors suspected it to be dermatolysis too, thus having a skin biopsy done tomorr...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the reports, there is a possibility that you might be experiencing an autoimmune disease. To establish a precise diagnosis and avoid any uncertainties in the future, it is recommended to undergo an ANA (antinuclear antibody) global or ANA profile test, along wit...  Read Full »

What causes painless swelling in the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, my mother had fever. She had medicines, which was prescribed by her doctor. After three days of fever, she developed rashes and was hospitalized. Then, her rashes started disappearing, but she has some burning sensation on the soles of her feet. Right now, she has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reviewing the reports, I noticed that the patient's ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) levels are elevated. Such high levels often indicate the presence of an autoimmune disease, wherein antibodies in the blood form complexes with ant...  Read Full »

What does positive ANA test indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female fatigue, sluggish, difficulty concentrating, and migraines. I have difficulty regulating temperature with periodic tightness in the chest and fluttering sensation. My EKG, chest CT and chest X-ray are normal with negative COVID test. My Vitamin B12, folate,...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Following is my opinion for your asked question. Your attached CBC (complete blood count) report is within the limit (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Platelets count and ABL are also in borderline and you might need not to worry about that. For your fa...  Read Full »

What is the recovery period for rheumatism?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is having swelling over the collarbone and back. Our doctor diagnosed rheumatism after a blood test. Now, she has pain in her ribs when she carries our 2-year-old son or any weight. Our doctor had prescribed Bon-DK, Bon-K2, etc. How long will it take to recover? Is this a serious p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, the treatment given is right. The prescribed medicines and the dosages are all fine. She needs to take some anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the soft tissues. Her ESR being high (attachment removed to protect patient identi...  Read Full »

What is the cause for positive ANA test?

Query: Hello doctor, The ANA test is positive. The patient is fine. She does not have any history of the same issue and currently not on any medications. I have attached the laboratory test reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) The positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) test indicate towards some autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis or SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) like condition. However, it is not a ...  Read Full »

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