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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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hey guys, thanks for the comments. im trying to be patient, but its hard when i have no idea whats wrong. it gets me down a bit.
i got my blood tests yesterday. i never realised how much blood got taken out!! :p
hopefully the results wont take too long!
hows everything going for you??
hi elaine. thanks for your message. im hoping its not lupus, im also getting tested for arthritis etc. i just felt i could relate to a lot of the symptoms on this site. but as you say, its hopefully not this.
hope everythings ok for you xx
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