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Old 08-11-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
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Question Could I have lupus?

I recently had a ANA test to come back positive and last week I had more bloodwork done. What are the chances if this ANA test comes back positive too that I could have lupus? I would appreciate your your responses ASAP

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Old 08-12-2003, 09:30 AM   #2
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ANA alone is not the only indicator of Lupus. You don't say what other symptoms you have. Symptoms are very important in diagnosing Lupus ANA is just one factor and it can flucuate widely.


Old 08-12-2003, 11:53 AM   #3
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I have had achey joints for years now off and on but this time the pain in my legs was so severe I had to go to my Doctor for pain relief. He put me on Bextra and it really helped I really don't know what I would of done without it.
And my nose and cheeks always get really red when I get in the sun, it's like my face holds heat or something, and the reddness takes days to go away.
The last time I went to the beach this summer I had to spend all my time under a shade tree...because I felt so weak and tired I just couldn't stand the heat. and I still feel alwfully tired all the time.. I just don't feel like my old self at all
Thanks for listening

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