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Hi, ill keep this short. I'm a 19 year old female, and after visiting the doctor was told i needed blood tests. one of the tests i need is an ANA. i know this is for lupus, and was wondering if anyone here thinks that my symptoms sound like it could be lupus.
for about the last 4 years ive had very bad joint pain in my hips, spine and knees. ive also had acute Urticaria for about the last 7 years. (i know that urticaria can be a symptom of lupus).
i also developed a rash on my hands, which was itchy and took a day or so to go.
i know these arent a lot of symptoms, but when i read the symptom page on this site, a lot of them were relevant to me, such as fatigue and eye problems. ive had eye problems since birth, including conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
thanks :)
ashli xx
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Hi Ashli
I cannot give any medical type advice , but i am in same sort of position as you. I have some symptoms of Lupus, i have also had a positive ANA but it was only mildly pos so gotta have it done agian waiting for results. All i can say is after reading some other posts on here it can take a while to get a positive diagnosis but you have to just keep going. Also this great site for support and if you feel like venting you can and no one judges. I sometimes feel like a complete hypochondriac because i look lkay but feel like rubbish. anyway please keep positive and let us know what happens.
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