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What does it means to have an ANA (Anti-nuclear antibody) in your blood?

What is a sign of? Any ideas?

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Squirrel1001

Asked by Squirrel1001 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • it can be sign of infection or auto immune conditions but it's pretty non-specific. If 10 of us were to be tested for it, there is a high percentage 6-8 of us would have it without any serious reason for it. If you are having any sort of health problems, your doctor should recommend further testing.
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 2:19 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • It depends on what kinds of symptoms you are expereincing. I have a positive ANA. What you watch with auto immune disease is your SED rate. It shows if you are eperiencing a flare. One of the things I found is that after 10 years with problems, it was finally acknowledged that something was happening and doctors finally listened to me when my ANA came back positive.
    Message me if you want.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 11:40 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

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