It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Immune Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-13-2005, 07:32 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6
mnbmom HB User
Question Can anyone help interpret these test results?

Hi:

I'm hoping someone can help me here. About 3 weeks ago I got a sudden onset of pain in both wrist joints, knee joints and hands. A few days later the knee pain was totally gone and wrist pain mostly gone. However, my hands felt very swollen at night and well as painful fingers. I could barely make a fist. Now 3 weeks later my fingers are a bit tight but nothing bad. I went to the dr. and here are the test results that did come back positive:

Anti-nuclear antibody - 204
Actin smooth muslce - 21 (weak positive)
Urine - trace blood

The dr. is confused becuase the RA and all others came back neg. She is referring me to a rheumatologist but I can't stand waiting. She didn't even meantion the actin smooth muscle as I think she overlooked it.

Here are my questions:

1. Does anyone know what a weak positive actin smooth muscle means?
2. Does RA cause your hands to fall asleep and get all tingly in the middle of the night?
3. Does trace blood in urine correlate to any autoimmune disorders or is this something separate?
4. I had a baby 11 months ago. Could this be something hormonal?

Any other comments, advice, etc. is greatly appreciated.

 
Old 06-17-2005, 04:20 AM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,449
peregrine HB User
Re: Can anyone help interpret these test results?

You might try either/or both the Arthritis and Lupus board

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anyone with Chronic idiopathic nausea? Bungee3006 Digestive Disorders 132 08-14-2010 01:03 PM
How I interpret the ACTH stimulation test Hormoneman Addison's Disease 7 06-13-2007 11:20 PM
Question for Wanda or anyone else with information on Autoimmune Antibody Test kmatthew Addison's Disease 7 12-11-2006 07:35 PM
Is anyone here able to interpret Australian thyroid values? aussiewoman Thyroid Disorders 3 02-22-2006 01:53 AM
Please hekp interpret results sneezydiva Thyroid Disorders 3 03-29-2005 05:35 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



cvidmama (12), kelli1b (4), markincleveland (3), ladybud (3), ltmccarty (2), SK59 (2), AngelicBrat (2), luca689 (2), sugzey$ (1), nannoo (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:28 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!