Kidney disease and lab results

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Volleyballmom
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   Posted 9/29/2015 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new and was wondering if anyone could give me an opinion on some lab results? I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease and my nephrologist ran some tests but I won't see him for another couple weeks and thought maybe the people here might have some insight. My ANA test was negative but my anti ds dna test was 72 IU/ml, which from what I have read may be borderline positive. Could my kidney disease produce a borderline positive result or could it maybe be a different disease indicator? I feel generally lousy (fatigue,muscle aches, joint pain) but clearly not to the point that I can't function. Thanks to anyone that has any thoughts.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/29/2015 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Probably all your test results are from your kidney disease. I wouldn't worry too much about Lupus unless your Dr thinks your symptoms are beyond what you would normally expect with Kidney disease.

Lupus is diagnosed by having at least 4 of 11 symptoms, you can read about them in the Diagnosing Lupus link below. A single blood test can add to the "preponderance of evidence", but isn't by itself a diagnosing event.

Hope that helps,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Volleyballmom
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   Posted 9/29/2015 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lynwood, thank you so much for the information. I do have a list of issues but I feel stupid asking the doctor questions if I'm just overreacting. I have hearing loss and hearing aids, blepheratis, 4 medications for high blood pressure, thyroid medication, acid reflux, high chloresteral etc. My lab work has been abnormal for a few months but mostly kidney related (blood and protein in the urine etc). I'm starting to feel like a hypochondriac and I really appreciate your opinion. I know the posters here aren't doctors but it reassures me that someone dealing with chronic issues and with more experience offers a more sane approach than what I was worrying about. Thanks again and I'm pretty sure I misspelled words all over the place, please ignore 😊

Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/29/2015 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Every time I visit a Dr, any Dr including the dentist, I take with me a valid, up-to-date, list of

All medications - amounts, how long taking, who gave me & why.
All symptoms - since last Dr visit. Dates and duration if applicable.

The more information we provide the more accurately Drs can do their work!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Volleyballmom
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   Posted 9/29/2015 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks again!
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