postitive ANA and IBS

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Loni123
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 4/21/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else on here have a positive ANA along with their IBS? Also does anyone know if IBS can make your alkaline phosphatase high?

Sarita
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 4/21/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Loni,
The alkaline phosphatase is not a very specific test and elevated levels can occur in a number of situations. Unless it is super-high, it's probably worth it to get another check in a few weeks. The whole clinical picture needs to be looked at, not a specific test in isolation. Very high levels of AP can be the result of liver disease or a number of other disorders. As far as your positive ANA...that is also a relatively non-specific test and cannot be diagnostic, by itself, of anything. It could indicate there is some sort of autoimmune process at work, but again, it is only one piece of the puzzle. I would call your doctor and ask for an explanation. I wouldn't be surprised if you hear, "It could be nothing, or it could be something." And that's the truth, unfortunately. You probably need more tests, or at least re-tests, to confirm any findings.

But no, IBS would not cause either of these findings by itself. Keep us updated and don't do too much internet searching - these are very helpful tests but need to be interpreted by your physician because they take so many complex bodily functions into consideration! :)
Co-moderator - IBS Forum

Please always remember to consult your medical professional regarding your medical questions; this forum is intended to provide patient-to-patient support. Although some of us have healthcare backgrounds, we cannot diagnose or treat patients on the board.


Loni123
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 4/21/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply! My doctor said maybe lupus but i was reaching for ibs since i have been dx'd with that. My doctor got the alkaline phosphatase back at the same time as the ana but didnt say anything about it. It has gone from a 59 to a 130 in 2 years. hope it is nothing, but i will ask him. thanks again Sarita!

Sarita
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 4/21/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Loni, ANA is commonly elevated in lupus.  If they are testing you for that, they might also want to check your C3 and C4 levels.  Just something to ask about!

Co-moderator - IBS Forum

Please always remember to consult your medical professional regarding your medical questions; this forum is intended to provide patient-to-patient support. Although some of us have healthcare backgrounds, we cannot diagnose or treat patients on the board.


Loni123
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 4/21/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again, I am so glad you looked at my post! My next blood work is in a month wish me luck!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 2:51 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,215 posts in 301,284 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151388 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ebinease.
195 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
scifigal2k, SueCAll


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer