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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Positive ANA

Good. each of these can be seen in persons with lupus so they are useful to know about. Kidney disease and abnormal blood counts may develop without symptoms, so blood and urine tests of these can be quite helpful in the evaluation of persons with a positive ANA.

Do you have any other symptoms or conditions from the list below:

  • dry eyes

  • dry mouth

  • temporary color changes (white, blue, red) in the fingers after cold exposure (also called Raynaud's)

  • difficulty getting out of a chair without using your hands

  • difficulty combing/brushing your hair or lifting your arms above your head

  • liver disease

  • thyroid disease

  • chronic virus infection (such as Hepatitis C or HIV)?

Yes, I have one or more of those symptoms or conditions.

No, I have none of those symptoms or conditions.

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