Positive ANA?

Hi everyone..i new here and wondered if anyone has had issues with positive abnormal ANA (anti-nuclear antibody )


My labs have been saying this since March of 2010 and ...i also had anticardiolipid numbers very high..but they have recently gone down.....now we are trying to start having a baby at the end of September and I was wondering if anyone has this and if you've had any issues concieving?


So due to my health and family history of trouble concieving and carrying......our obgynset up an appt with a High Risk doc August 30th..

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 2:41 am
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blustarfruit
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Me :)  Mine's been + since 2005.  They basically think I have some sort of autoimmune disorder, but I don't have many symptoms, so I just have to wait and see if anything shows up in time.


They also told me that 5% of the general population has a + ANA for no apparent reason, still crossing my fingers for that one!!


I've read some medical articles on ANA & pregnancy.  Usually women have healthy, normal pregnancies, I think we just have a higher risk of miscarrying during those first couple months.  But, the articles I read weren't very strong evidence, and they were all I could find.


Hope that helps!  We're not actively TTC, so I can't comment on our journey yet. It sounds like you're doing all the right things by going to a HR doc.  I would definitely just voice your concerns at the specialist and hopefully get some answers!

Posted on August 6, 2011 at 1:09 am
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Same here as bluestarfruit, since I am Africanamerican they think/thought it could be sickle cell (autoimmune disorder), but I don't have any symptoms either,  besides the positive ANA, and it was only 1 point higher than what it should be...so I just have to wait and see if anything shows up as well.


I have conceived..but only fertlity issues with my spouse, not me, however no risks are present at this time.

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 3:26 am

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