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I need a ANA test to be interpreted by a doctor please ASAP

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Hi I need a ANA test to be interpreted by a doctor please ASAP I have the results
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I just received the results privately now. I’m taking iron tablets
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No just anaemia
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thankyou Dr

Your ANA is positive

Now can you explain why you had it done so that I can help you further ?

Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I had hair fall so I wanted to rule out any problems. I started to lose hair in May and it is consistent. Also 1 or 2 hairs in my eyebrows are coming out daily. I was anemic so I started taking iron tablets in May

Do you have thyroid function test done as well?

Any symptom other than the hair fall?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
My thyroid is normal. No other symptoms

Thanks for the details

If you have no other symptoms then you should not worry

Some 5-10% of healthy individuals can have a positive ANA

The things to look for is any other symptoms like rash,joint pain,palpitations,oral ulcer etc as in that case you will need further evaluation

Positive ANA at time can be seen in immune mediated hemolytic anemia as well and must be considered as possible cause of your anemia

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok the test results say 1:80 speckled and nuclear dots
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
What does this mean

There are various types or pattern of ANA which can be seen in various conditions but as I said if you don,t have any other symptoms so nothing to worry at all

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
My anemia was 7 in May and now it is 1
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
15
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry not 1 it is 15 now

So it is already within normal limits

So you should just wait and see if you develop any other symptoms

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thankyou. I spoke to a dermatologist earlier and showed pictures of my hair etc she stated that I have generic tefflogen effluvium also I am hoping it gets better with consistent Iron intake

Alright so I think nothing to worry at all for this positive ANA

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Regards

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thankyou

You are welcome

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