My name is Diana, I'm 28 years old and I've always been healthy.
My doctor performed the Schirmer's test on me with a result of 9 mm.
I'd like to know if this amount of tear (9 mm) discards the Sjörgen syndrome. I'd also like to know whether people with this syndrome have difficulties crying. I cry a lot... I should say the tested lasted only 3 minutes and I was wearing contacts.
I'm really worried about this, could you please answer my question?
The test is not very specific for Sjogren's and it seems it was not done properly in your case (3 minutes too short and you shouldn't have your contacts in at the time). More specific blood testing can be performed by your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist if you are concerned about Sjogren's syndrome. Even if your Schirmer test was positive, all that would say is that you have dry eyes and should get appropriate treatment.
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