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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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I having a positive ANA does not mean you have does not even mean that you have a autoimune disease. People can have a positive ANA till the day they die with out ever having a auto immune disease. I hope you take this as good news. I know you must be frustrated but I hope for you they find something to DX you with that is not autimmune.

I hope in the end that it is not lupus. Lupus is the great immatator. There is no test to say you have it. There are no meds that are just for lupus. It is trail and error on the dx and the meds.

I hope that you get a correct DX soon and that it not lupus.

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