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  1. Thread: False Positive

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    I've been taking Brenda-35 ED for my acne since...

    I've been taking Brenda-35 ED for my acne since late November. My doctor didn't mention anything about that being the cause either, but I read it online that medications can cause false readings.
  2. Thread: False Positive

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    False Positive

    I was aware many medications cause a false positive ANA, but I just found out that the contraceptive pill I've been taking for the past 4 months will also cause a positive reading. I am so relieved!...
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    Anti-nuclear antibodies always bad news?

    I'm trying to get my head around this ANA thing. Is it always a bad thing to have these antibodies? My test came back as positive speckled pattern 1:640; so it basically means I have these antibodies...
  4. Thread: Positive ANA?

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    So I have an appointment with a medical physician...

    So I have an appointment with a medical physician on May 6. I'll let you know what happens.
    Thanks again to everyone for all the help.

    Katina
  5. Thread: Positive ANA?

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    I've looked up the symptoms of diseases commonly...

    I've looked up the symptoms of diseases commonly associated with a positive speckled pattern; Lupus, Scleroderma, Sjogren's, etc. I have none of the symptoms. Is it possible that the ANA has detected...
  6. Thread: Positive ANA?

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    thank you all for your replies, tips and...

    thank you all for your replies, tips and information. My doctor has referred me to a specialist. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long to get in. I just noticed on my ANA report it says, 'Anti...
  7. Thread: Positive ANA?

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    P.s how high is an ANA level of 1:640? slightly...

    P.s how high is an ANA level of 1:640? slightly high, moderate etc?
    thanks
  8. Thread: Positive ANA?

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    Thanks for the reply, Michele :) I don't have...

    Thanks for the reply, Michele :)

    I don't have any family history of autoimmune diseases (that I know of). The reason my dr ordered the test was because for around the past 2 years I've felt tired...
  9. Thread: Positive ANA?

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    Positive ANA?

    Hey guys I'm new to the forum. I'm a little worried because I heard back from my doctor today, I had a blood test last week for an array for tests, liver, urea, electrolytes, CBC, glucose, Iron, ANA...
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