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TampaLorie

RNP Antibodies

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I was diagnosed with SLE/mixed connective tissue with a very high ANA score.

 

Recently I had a blood test and my RNP Antibodies was a 102. Does anyone understand this test? My score went from a 38 to a 102 in the last 4 months. I am also having massive pain in my hips and lower back. I am waiting for the results from my x-rays. I am thinking I have arthritis.

Sadly,

Lorie

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Lorie,
A positive RNP is an indicator for mixed connective tissue disease, for which you've been diagnosed. A person with MCTD can have two or more of CTD's: SLE, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis or dermotomysitis. Here is a link to our sections on CTD and MCTD.

Please let us know what they see or don't see in your x-rays. Hope they can also get you some help with the pain.

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I am having massive pain in my groin mustle. I wonder if this is fibro or problem with my hips.

 

Lorie

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Hi Lorie,

 

Try this question by starting it as a new topic. Try using "pain in groin muscle" as the title (just a suggestion). This way more people will see your question and hopefully someone will be able to comment. I, for one, will be interested in the answers you get.

 

emmie

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Hi Lorie,

 

 

I also had the high RNP about 65 last tested and I have MCTD with lupus and scleroderma.Yes, I am in a flare right now and have alot of pain in lower back, feet and legs.Read all you can and I hope you feel better. Susie54

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Hi Lorie,

I can relate to your hip and lower back pain. It is hard to say if it is connected to this disease, but it is certainly a problem! My doctor says that it is Sacroiliitis...or inflammation of the sacrum. There is not much he can do for the pain, however there are blood tests that he/she can do to rule out other illnesses that cause this.

 

Warm/cool compress helps for temporary relief...I hope that you feel better soon. Let us know how you are doing.


*WestCoast*

 

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