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Asking for a test

May 11, 2017 12:15 PM

So im thinking of finding a mre Dr to treat my my possible lupus. I have been gold by my rheumotology dr that i have inactive lupus this was ovwr a year ago. Ive had mutiple surgeries and inceeases pain. So im considering asking my hemotogly doctor or even my primary care dr. To five me an ANA test.
Is this a good idea? Do you think they wil do it? What shoukd i say when i ask?

May 12, 2017 4:09 AM

I'm not sure what an ANA test is but you feel a certain test is necessary or you want to be tested for a valid reason, I don't see why the dr would say no.

May 12, 2017 7:40 AM

ANA is a test ran for lupus. In a perfect world you'd be right and the dr should be fine with me asking. Howeve, sometime drs can be a bit hard to handle.
But i am gonna ask at my next appointment next week.

May 12, 2017 7:53 AM

If you have symptoms and that prior history, they may order the test themself, or want to refer you out to a specialist. I would definitely ask though

May 18, 2017 10:17 AM

I'm suprised if they diagnosed you with lupus that they didn't already order it, should have been one of the first things they did.

May 19, 2017 1:51 AM

I tested ANA positive 1:320 titers. Elevated CRP and ESR and physical symptoms. The more specific tests for certain autoimmune conditions were negative. I have something going on but so far I have "Undifferentiated inflammatory polyarthritis." On Plaquenil.

May 19, 2017 4:14 PM

My positive ANA was Sjogrens Syndrome and inactive Lupus.... That's why they didn't want to treat the Lupus is because it's inactive, though I'm begging to wonder if it's becoming active, in having symptoms now that are not related to Sjogrens. Thought my rheumatologist is very active at doing blood work every visit.

I would ask as your blood doctor wants to know... So tell him that your blood doctor needs to know so it would be smart to do another Ana check to find out.

May 19, 2017 4:25 PM

Thanks guys....i had my appointment and the hemotogly dr says he didn't want to pull the trigger on that specific diagnosis. However he did go a physical exam and sent notes to my rhumtololgist and primary care dr. With instructions fot me to male appointment for blood testing asap. The hemotologist didn't do an ANA because it's not his field of practice. Which i understand that but he have gave me the direction to go in. It also sadly gives me pause beca8it would seem there is enough warning signs to Warent action.

May 19, 2017 7:01 PM

Oh me I'm so sorry, you will be in my prayers.. You have gone through so much! Anytime you need to talk I'm here for you! I'll on you my #

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