A few months ago, I started experiencing bouts of joint pain (fingers, knees, hips). It has happened twice. The "symptoms" lasted for a few weeks then went away and I was fine until it happened a second time (it has since cleared again). I went to my general practitioner and they ran a "joint pain" panel.
The results were:
HCT 36.9, low (range37.7-47.9)
SED RATE 5.0, (range 0-15)
TSH 2.76 (range .5-6) *I am hypothyroid and on levothyroxin
RHEUMATOID FACTOR 4.1 (range 0-16)
ANA SCREEN 0.76, high (range 0.0-0.39)
ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES 1:40, higher (range <1.40 is negative, 1:40-1:8 low antibody level, >1:8 elevated antibody level
An assistant to my general practitioner called today and said "Carol said your labs are all normal". I received a copy in the mail today as well, listing the above numbers...Can anyone make sense of this, I don' understand the abnormalities.