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giggle
06-30-2011, 12:21 AM
I probably wont have time to see my GP before my specialist appointment in two weeks.

Most of it was normal... some of it was well weird. The fact my ESR within a week went from 26 to 14...? Anyway....

ANA results.... read exactly as follows...

ANA ....................... Homo 640 - homogeneous pattern (titre 1:640)
ANA ....................... Spec 160 - Speckled Pattern (titre 1:160)
Anti-DNA (FEIA)........ <7
ENA ....................... N - not detected

Then my urine analysis...

pH....................... 5.5
protein................. +
glucose................ nil
specific gravity...... 1.028
leucocytes............ H 29
erythrocytes......... 18
squam epi cells..... 47
Culture................. no pathogens isolated

All I know is that 'H' means high LOL Anyone with any knowledge on what these mean? Im baffled by the plus sign next to protein LOL Apparently under 10 is within normal range for leucocytes.

I know you guys arent doctors... but sometimes you are smarter than doctors ; )

Peridot20_Gem
06-30-2011, 04:54 AM
Giggle,

I'm adding a laboratory Link on bloods and their readings and where you can search yourself mate if it will help.

www.bloodindex.com/normal_laboratory_values.php

Gizmo
06-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Urine protein is measured as negative, +, ++, +++ and maybe ++++. Generally docs don't worry too much about a 1+ protein, especially if you have a bladder infection (UTI), unless it is an ongoing thing. Leukocytes are white blood cells and generally present if you have a UTI. Erythrocytes are red blood cells and are not normally found in your urine. Things that can cause this include UTI, bladder injury or bladder cancer, kidney problems, and being on your period when you have the test done. The culture didn't grow anything, so they ruled out a UTI, but an infection seems like the most logical explanation. I am not a doctor, nor to I get paid an exorbitant amount of money to play one on TV.

What did the office tell you when they gave you these results? Are they going to treat you for anything?

giggle
06-30-2011, 08:49 PM
I have always had the symptoms of a UTI with absolutely no UTI present. Interesting huh. This is constant and perpetual. I have no pain, I have no present bacteria... its just the way it is baby.

Once upon a time, back in the day before lupus, they constantly tried to treat me for UTIs that did not exist. Hence forth, unless I am in hospital, I do not take antibiotics.

Thank you for the explanation Gizmo : )

And thank you as usual Terry for the link : D

Peridot20_Gem
07-01-2011, 01:43 AM
Hi Giggle,

I thought it may help for you to look against your own reading's to make sure mate. xxx