Re: Blood Tests Negative Again
Your dr. may never see a "positive." Sometimes the only way to diagnose BD is a biopsy of the affected area during a flare. My bloodwork was negative for 4 years. I came across someone who recognized the symptoms (her nephew had BD), and bingo...took it to my dr. (bloodwork still negative), and had a mouth ulcer and esophogeal ulcer biopsied, thus my definitive diagnosis. If you go to the American Behcets Disease Assoc. (they problably have a link to it on this site), they have a very comprehensive overview of BD.
I wish you well...take articles re negative bloodwork in BD to your doc and show him. Hopefully that will encourage him to look at a biopsy to determine it you have BD. He's stuck on the bloodwork like my doc was ~ they can sometimes get on a track and just not get it! Geesh!