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Old 04-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Updated bloodwork - what does it mean?

In Dec 2011, I was dx'd with Sjogren's. A recent visit to my rheum prompted new blood work. Just got the results. In Dec. 2011, I had a postive ANA of 1:160 w/speckled, homgeneous and centromere patterns with positive SSA antibody. Today's results show:

ANA: positive 1:80 with homogeneous pattern
SSA & SSB: negative

How can it change like this? What does it mean?


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Old 04-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: Updated bloodwork - what does it mean?

I hope you get lots of responses because I don't understand it either. I was dx w/sjogrens with a neg ANA. The two previous ANA's, one in2002 and one in 2011 were positive. Good luck.

Old 04-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
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Re: Updated bloodwork - what does it mean?

I should also mention my Red blood cell count was low at 3.78 and my hematocrit was marked low at 33.9. Just not sure what all this means and how I day I am positive on SS-A and now I'm negative.

Old 04-04-2013, 05:44 AM   #4
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Re: Updated bloodwork - what does it mean?

I wonder if it could be remission and flare-ups.

Old 04-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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Re: Updated bloodwork - what does it mean?


I'm new here, but your post is something I've been wondering. I am a 3rd generation of women with autoimmune disorders. My grandmother died from internal scleroderma (so I was told), my aunt has Raynaud's and I was dx w/SS in 2009. My symptoms are changing. They are branching out and effecting me in more ways than the initial depilating fatigue and arthritis. My 1st test results were pos for ANA and SS-B, but the gen MD and Rheumatologist acted like it's nothing and put me on meloxicam for arthritis.

How did your doctor explain the different test results? Is there different degrees of SS? I would love to know if SS is something that indeed goes in a remission state and how is that done? I know there are flare ups. My flare ups seem to start just as the previous one starts to calm down. My ENT is interested in SS. He says I should have nerve damage based on my hearing tests and that it is amazing that my hearing comes and goes.

Anywho, was just interested that your tests changed...........

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