irritated...please help

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amo1
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   Posted 7/16/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
so I went to the midwife for a yeast infection and the midwife decided to give me an ana test and it came back at a level 12 she said it shouldnt be an higher than a 9 and told me she as seen high numbers in the 45 in other patients and is sending me to a rheumatologist.... then after doing some research they said anything under 40 is he midwife extremely retarded...or should I keep worrying and not eat and sleep like I have been, because 12 seems normal compared to my mother in laws friend who was diagnosed with lupus last year and her test was a 200!!

MJLD
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   Posted 7/16/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I am curious...are you having any symptoms of lupus? I'm not being disrespectful to your mid-wife but I wonder what prompted her to test you ana to begin with!? I'm not sure about the numbers you mentioned, there are people here who will come along and be able to explain about the ana. I thought the ana was expressed in ratios. I have lupus with a negative ANA, so i've never really looked into it.

It is entirely possible to have an elevated ANA without any disease process. Again, if you are symptomatic...it's a different story. Keep an eye on this thread, someone smarter than me will come along!!! Judy

amo1
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
nno I didn't symptoms at all I get yeast infections a lot but, I odnt know why that would be her first thing to think about!!

amo1
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   Posted 7/17/2009 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
when I say ny test was a 12 I mean my sed test...which iis more effective ana or sed?

MJLD
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   Posted 7/17/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, there is no one test to diagnose lupus. There's a laundry list of 'markers' that may or may not be elevated or positive. Symptoms in conjunction with the tests really give the docs a better picture of what's going on. It's not easy to diagnose lupus for some people it takes years. Arguably, symptoms carry more weight than blood test. Judy
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