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Hashimoto disease and positive ana

Do you get a positivei ANA with Hashimoto's disease?
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I did!
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I hit send by accident! Oops!

Yes, I did get a positive ANA but I do not have lupus, RA or anything else. The antibodies were making the ANA positive.

Good luck! Hashi's is kicking my hi-knee :) lol
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Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.

I had an ANA test run two years ago and it was negative. Who knows what it may test at now.

One of our members tested positive one year, and negative the next. Not sure about the exact time span, but it went something like that. Maybe two years between tests? I forget.
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My understanding is that ANA tests are used to determine an autoimmune disorder and since Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder - it makes sense that your ANA was positive...
I have a positive ANA, but I also have morphea scleroderma - another auto-immune disease.
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Yes, the ANA can be positive with Hashi's (as well as other AD).

Mine was positive at 1:160 (diffuse) several years ago and was negative last year.

I just wrote a post like this last week!
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Yes, I have positive TPO antibodies and positive ANA's, but usually is not so high in Hashi as I got (1:615), ENDO sent me to an autoimmune doctor and I've been tested for most of possible diseases, came back negative. My ANa's were fine speckeled.  A good web site about ANA's:
http://www.medicinenet.com/antinuclear_antibody/index.htm
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ANA is a screening tool. You can have a positive ANA and no symptoms of any autoimmune issue. You can have Hashimotos (thyroiditis) and have a positive ANA. When you have a positive ANA more tests are required to determine if you have other autoimmune issues. ANA is not a diagnosis, it is a screening tool only. Many people live with an elevated ANA all their lives, and nothing ever comes of it.
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You can also get a positive ANA if you are on the birth control pill or certain antibiotics.
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Hi,
My ANA also came back positive with Hasimoto's!
At the time no one know why (bad doctors!) but now I have a great doctor who sees the correlation.
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