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 positive ANA and atrial flutter confirm rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 41 years old and I never had any health issues. Currently, I have an atrial flutter and I am trying to find the cause. My CRP and sedimentation rate in Westergren remains high. I also have positive ANA. Does this confirm that I have rheumatoid arthritis? Could this inflammation be the...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing. I have gone through your reports and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) remains positive. I would like to ask you a few more questions to be sure of how much ANA is impacting your body. Pleas...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in a 12-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12 year old son is suffering from nephrotic syndrome since the last seven years. Two years ago, when his biopsy was done, the result said FSGS. His creatinine levels at that time was 4. Now it is raised to 10.1. He is currently taking Calcium, Folic acid, Pantoprazole, Sodium bicar...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please furnish the following medical information, so that I will be able to give you further advice. What is the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)?Has dialysis been done? What is his urine output?What does his antinuclear antibody (ANA) profile say?Ha...  Read Full »

Why is my ultrasound scan showing only five week pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, The first ultrasound scan at six weeks showed a baby with heartbeats. But, after 15 days, it shows 5.5 weeks baby with no heartbeat. The doctor told me to take MTP pills. After taking these pills, I had heavy bleeding for six days, and from the seventh day, I started expelling black bl...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Am sorry for the loss you had. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first scan shows a six weeks baby, that is the actual size of the baby. Due to some cause, reason has to be found out, the heartbeat of th...  Read Full »

Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »

I have weird sensation all over body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started feeling weird sensations all over my body for seven months now, and they all happen at once and on a daily basis. My skin itches all over, especially my face and scalp. A lot of the times, when I speak, I sense a vibration in my eyes or a little bit lower. It is as an inn...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These all symptoms point towards a chronic condition. You will have to undergo few more investigation as follows. Basic hemogram. Thyroid function tests. Check for autoimmune diseases status, consult a physician and get tested for ANA (antinuclear antibody). Do you eve...  Read Full »

What are long-term effects of arthritis affecting the neck and wrist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having symptoms of arthritis in my neck and wrist for more than ten years, and it is getting worse now. I thought it could be due to the effect of wear and tear of my old car accident. And sometimes, I convince myself by saying that it is because of aging. I also had back-to-ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described could be seen in lupus or other connective tissue diseases. Your ANA (antineutrophil antibody) is repeatedly positive. However, the ANA profile does not show any specific antibody. But that does not confirm that you cannot ...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy rashes and bumps on my skin at the time of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have rashes and bumps, that itch and look like they are big bites, but they are not. They come and go in different places and are more frequent around the time of my periods. I have had these bumps for seven months now. I am attaching a picture, what are thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attachment provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have urticaria or hives in simpler terms. These usually occur when your immune system is a bit low such as during your periods, af...  Read Full »

What does ANA positive in a blood test with joint pain indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had routine laboratory tests done ordered by my gynecologist. First time I had the SED test done. The rate was 35, so she ordered some other tests. Alpha globulin 1 result is 40, ANA test is positive, ANA titer is 1:40, ANA pattern nuclear, homogenous, and rheumatoid factor. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a little high, and ANA (antinuclear antibodies) is positive. However, 1:40 is a very low titer. ANA positivity may be seen in different connective tissue diseases (CTD). A low titer positivity may also be seen in normal ...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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