Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with a mild case of lupus and interstitial cystitis, on heparin inections. Second opinions required

I was recently diagnosed with a mild case of lupus . I also was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis in October which I have been having heparin injections for. The new diagnosis of lupus would explain about 15 years of health problems without a diagnosis until now. I guess I am a little bit skeptical about the diagnosis. When I read about it everything fits . Physician have mentioned this diagnosis in the past but the ANA test always came up negative. I was referred to a rheumatologist and this is what my test results reveal. Ssdna -512. Sm- 174. Centromere - 190 crp- 1.90 . Lymp .6. lymph % 9.1 neut 81.5 Bun 5.0 Bun/creatine ratio 5.6. There are other blood tests that are high and low but these are the ones that really stand out. I guess I would like a second opinion.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  51
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Rheumatologist 's  Response
to have an ANA negative lupus is very rare so we may need to reconsider the diagnosis.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor