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What causes small bumps on the hands?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: Dr. Sanghvi, I have spoken to you at some length before. I hope you still have my lab reports.
I was wondering, the lab ran a CRP which was negative. However it wasn't a hs CRP. My doctor wondered why they didn't do the hs but he was unconcerned because the Reg one was negative. Perhaps he was also correlating it with other results. Anyway wanted to know if you think the hs is necessary.
Also, I have been concerned for 11 years about a possible ANA test (1280) that a family practitioner ran at the time for some blister like bumps on my hand. All my other blood work was perfect, including other, expensive, antibody tests. He sent me to a Rheumatologist who said I did not have Lupus and the test should never have been run but it's made me super concerned with every symptom and lab result etc... As you may have noticed, lol. Every doctor since has said to forget that test. I hope you agree because that would, Ean alot from you.
Thanks, hope you have been well.


Typos... Possible result= positive result
Ean=mean, it would mean alot from you

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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No need of hs CRP

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
First of all I am very sorry for late reply because of my busy schedule.

Of course I have your all reports.

Your CRP is negative.
hsCRP is done as cardiac risk marker. High hscrp level correlate with increase the risk of heart disease. But your HDL level is high and favourable cholesterol ratio with low hba1c. So you don't have any risk factor for cardiac disease. So no need of hsCRP. Forgot about your ANA test. As you have gone through many tests and all are negative so nothing to worry about lupus.

Just be relaxed.

Hope I have answered your question. I you have any questions then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.

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Brief Answer: No need of hs CRP Detailed Answer: Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. First of all I am very sorry for late reply because of my busy schedule. Of course I have your all reports. Your CRP is negative. hsCRP is done as cardiac risk marker. High hscrp level correlate with increase the risk of heart disease. But your HDL level is high and favourable cholesterol ratio with low hba1c. So you don't have any risk factor for cardiac disease. So no need of hsCRP. Forgot about your ANA test. As you have gone through many tests and all are negative so nothing to worry about lupus. Just be relaxed. Hope I have answered your question. I you have any questions then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.