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Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am so very confused, so thought I’d ask for help to see if anyone can understand my ANA results. I am currently under investigation for celiac and for ulcerative colitis. I had some bloods done last month and only through deciding to do a private referral (I am in the UK) have I found out there there are some abnormalities in my antinuclear antibodies. I asked my doctors for a print out of all my bloods. I have lower white blood cells, my ESR is very slightly raised. These are my ANA results: ENA ANTIBODIES - (SJM) • Ro antibody level - negative • La antibody level - negative • RNP antibody level - weak positive • Sm antibody level - negative • Jo-1 antibody level - negative • Scl 70 antibody level - negative DNA binding autoantibodies (SJM) - negative • Complement - third component - C3 - 1.39g/l (range 0.55-1.20) HEP2 ANA - (SJM) - Cytoplasmic Does anyone understand what this means? Do I ignore it? Why does it not say ANA negative or positive, but says cytoplasmic instead? Why is there no titre? I am no doctor so I have no idea, but I’d really like your opinion. Something has obviously been picked my from the lovely doctor I saw privately. I also have Raynauds Thanks so much for your help.
I was just curious how many of us have raynaud's with celiac disease? It seems to be fairly common, right? My raynaud's actually starting simultaneously with my celiac diagnosis and going gluten free. Is your raynaud's a result of your celiac diagnosis or do you also have additional autoimmune disorders? (I've been diagnosed with two additional rheumatology autoimmune diseases) Also - skin - I know we all have dry skin, especially in the winter, but did you have any skin changes (that aren't the dh rash) with celiac disease? My skin gets very dry and scaly. The onset also correlated with my celiac diagnosis and cutting out gluten. I sometimes wonder how much of this might be related to celiac disease or if it is just to do with other autoimmune diseases. Curious to hear if others have this and if it improved the longer you were gluten free. I've officially been completely gluten free since November 2013. ~Julie