I'm very new to this, so apologies in advance for being a bit clueless!
I had a blood test done for ANA back in the spring and it came back positive, as did some of the subsequent ENAs. I'm not absolutely sure why the blood tests were done, except that my FBC kept coming back with a very low WCC. Anyway, my GP referred me to rheumatology (having said that the blood results indicated lupus or "similar") and I've just got the appointment date through for next week.
I'm a bit thrown by this because, to be honest, I feel fine! Is it possible to have a positive ANA / ENA test without having lupus? Or is it possible to have lupus without any symptoms?
The only possible indicators I think I could have are enlarged lymph nodes (neck and groin) which have been flaring up since around this time last year (without ever really going away). I've also been finding it quite painful to pee and sometimes have a bit of blood in my urine, but it's never come up as an infection. But no rash, no tiredness, no photo sensitivity, no achy joints.
So I'm slightly at loss and not sure what to expect from the appointment or how to approach it. What sort of questions do they ask, and what do they usually do there?
Thank you in advance