Re: blood in urine
To my knowledge, ANA's are not positive in pernicious anemia. Inner ear disturbances do occur in lupus, as does blood in urine. I think your situation needs a fresh look and nperspective from a rheumatologist and kidney specialist unless bleeding source shows up in the bladder, as in interstitial cystitis for example. ANA of 1280 is quite high, and I think that needs investigated again. Anti-DS DNA antibodies should be run to look at the possibility of autoimmune kidney involvement related to possible lupus. Anti-Smith antibody, if positive, is very specific for lupus. Having it checked one time is not enough. Serial measurements are sometimes needed to "catch" a positive result.
Last edited by ladybud; 05-15-2013 at 08:41 PM.