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Polyps? Ana Reasults. Weak Positive?


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#1 Lanimo

 
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

I had my colonoscopy and endoscopy done today. They found a polyp to be tested, but otherwise, visually, they didn't find any major problems.
I also got blood results back for my ANA test (antinuclear AB , S )
It said I was weak positive. Does anybody know what that means?

My bloodwork sed test came back in normal range.

Is the polyp cause for concern, and could it be causing any symptoms.? What do my ANA results mean?
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

The ANA ia basically an autoimmune disease test. As far as I know many, if not most, AI diseases can cause a positive ANA like Hashimoto's, lupus, RA, sjorgen's and others; I've been told that celiac can cause a positive ANA too but i haven't personally seen medical articles stating that.  A positive ANA (usually considered to be a titre of 1:160) can also be found in the healthy portion of the population too. It's also something that can change; i have had a couple of positive ANA tests in my life (1:160) but now I'm negative (1:80).

 

A positive ANA doesn't mean much except that you could have an autoimmune issue... or not.

 

I'm afraid i know nothing about polyps.

 

I can't remember if you had positive blood tests or not.  Did you suspect celiac or non-celiac gluten intolerance based on symptoms you were having?

 

Best wishes to you.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

I had a weak positive ANA about 3 or 4 years into my gluten-free journey. My doc said it was a Lupus marker. I was freaked!! She sent me to a rheumatologist. I saw him 3 times in 18 months... he took lots of blood and felt lots of my joints and found nothing unusual and let me go.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

I thought celiac, due to positive blood results, but the doctor today seemed to think I was in "normal" range. I'm learning igG results don't mean all that much, its the other tests, which were neg they care about in diagnosing. I am waiting on biopsy results to confirm or deny celiac.
I have a sister with hashimotos and a mom with half thyroid removed and positive autoimmune marker(not really sure what test she took to find out she had a genetic marker) . I also have a very "butterfly" like rash on my face that looks a lot like the lupus rash.
I'm 10 years in from my symptoms being "severe", and I keep getting borderline results back. It's very frustrating.
I also have colon cancer in my family so a polyp is scary!!
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

Mayo has this to say about an elevated ANA:

 

"an ANA test detects antinuclear antibodies in your blood. Your immune
system normally makes antibodies to help you fight infection. In
contrast, antinuclear antibodies often attack your body's own tissues —
specifically targeting each cell's nucleus.



In most cases, a positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has
launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an
autoimmune reaction. But some people have positive ANA tests even when
they're healthy.



Your doctor may order an ANA test if he or she suspects you have an
autoimmune disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma."

 

I doubt that your polyp is causing any celiac-like symptoms.  Good luck on your pathology on that one :)

 

The path report on your endoscopy will be much awaited; I hope it gives some clearcut answers for you.   I am not sure if one of your blood tests was total serum IgA?  If that one was normal then I'm not sure of the significance of the high DGP IgG result.  They normally use the IgG if you do not make "normal" quantities of IgA.  Sorry I can't help you on that one.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

I thought celiac, due to positive blood results, but the doctor today seemed to think I was in "normal" range. I'm learning igG results don't mean all that much, its the other tests, which were neg they care about in diagnosing. I am waiting on biopsy results to confirm or deny celiac....

 Just remember that those IgG tests do mean something though, otherwise they wouldn't run the tests. There are quite a few members on this board that were diagnosed using the IgG tests.

 

 Best wishes.


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