Please do not worry.
ANA suggests a possible susceptibility to an auto-immune disease. However, it is NOT the sole contributing factor defining any one disease, and it can be positive, like yours, with no disease at all. To get an actual diagnosis, or even anything approximating one, you would need to see a rheumotologist
as well as have a collection of other symptoms.
A urologist talking about
lupus is about
as helpful as a dentist talking about
gout. In other words, not his specialty and nothing he has more than a very minimal amount of knowledge about
One way to verify for yourself if you want to worry or not is to read the diagnosing symptoms of lupus, they can be found on the lupus.org website, that is:www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2235&zoneid=523
Hope that helps,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde