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Went to see a rheumatology

Hi I was referred to a rheumatology due to a marker been down on my last two blood test. Can anyone make any sense of this please? 

See is 28 eosinophil is 0.4 lymphocytes is 2.3, crp is 8.6, corrected calcium 2.26, and had normal lft's. She is AnA and rheumatoid factor negative and her complements were normal her iga was mildly elevated at 6.5, otherwise her igg and igm was within limits. 

And what is ige, anca, inflammatory markers and hlab -27 to be repeated. 

And what is naproxen500mg?

Thanks for any advice.xx

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Naproxen is used for pain relief with rheumatoid. I'm sorry I don't know what the others mean but hopefully those with rheumatoid will respond. This is an excerpt:

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Naproxen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.

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Most of those results are normal - you're showing signs of inflammation with that raised CRP and raised IgA. If they were my tests - and this might be me putting 2+2 together and getting 5... - I'd be wondering about Gluten sensitivity as raised IgA is a sign of that.

Other than that, there's not much to go on. Your white cells look normal and your lfts (liver function tests) were also normal. I think your GP is stumped and hoping the rheumatologist can figure something out. :)


The last two blood test was showing an inflammation. How can  I still have one. The fist blood test was taking in Dec and the last one in March 30. How can I still have one after been given anti bio.??


Because inflammation isn't only caused by bacteria. Antibiotics only clear bacterial infections (though only if the bacteria responds to antibiotics - not all do). Viruses also cause inflammation. But it might not be bacteria or virus related - inflammation happens when something's injured - for example, if you twist your ankle, it swells up. So the inflammation could be in the lining of your stomach because it's not happy about what you've eaten, or your gallbladder, liver etc etc.

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HLA-B27 is a gene blood test for Ankylosing Spondylitis  Ankylosing Spondylitis is one of a number of Sondylarthropathies part way down this link it explains the different types.


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