RA factor test results
megan

United States

#147 Jan 17, 2012
Sandy wrote:
Hi, I'm 26 yrs old and i just got my blood results yesterday and I was diagnosed with RA. I guess it's not that bad the RF was only 14. But I'm worried like hell, I never thought that someone so young can have that, especially me. I've read alot about it since then and it scares me. I'm really worried. Can the results ever go back to normal? I mean can it ever go back to under 13?
Hey sandy, im 24 and was just diagnosed with RA. Ive been having problems with my hands since I was 18. Theyve swelled up and for 3 years,refuse to go back to normal.. I am looking forward to surgery to remove the bumps on my hand, feet and elbow... and meds to keep it under control. Stay positive! The medical technologies of today are quite remarkable.
Pradeepto

Bangalore, India

#148 Jan 31, 2012
My RA Factor is 1024 where as normal range is only 8! recently done HLA B27 test also which showed positiveness. I am caugh by Uvities in my eyes at least 25 times within last 25 years. But eyes are okay till now.Go for extensive Steroid Treatment when Uvities attacks.No permanent remedy to prevent recurent Uvities.But surprisingly inspite having accute RA in blood, no adverse impact on my body is observed. Any input to be shared?
Joann

Missouri City, TX

#149 Mar 19, 2012
I have been on Methrotrexate for RA since June of 2011. I seemed to be slowly gaining weight. Has anyone else gained weight while on this medication?
Chell

Titusville, FL

#150 Apr 23, 2012
samantha wrote:
My RA factor was 16 and C-reactive protein is 3.5
I am 26 years old that suffers from chronic rib pain that happened directly after childbirth 3 and half years ago.
I dont have symptoms of RA....but am scheduled for a specialist. My question is, is 16 a high number?
(No) I just got tested and have a number of 16 and it's very mild although take d3 now and get the help you need do it won't get worst!!!
barb

Windsor, Canada

#151 Oct 1, 2012
mine was 144< has anyone heard of it being that high???
Laureen

Ione, CA

#152 Oct 7, 2012
Mrswolfie wrote:
I was wondering the same thing I just had my blood test done & the RA Latex Turbid. H 59.1 Reference range: 0.0-13.9 All my doc said was yep you have RA. & all the meds they give you are worse for you then what the RA is. SO I went home without know anything to do about RA. It has hit me hard & fast!
It hit me hard and fast also. Drugs are not good. I found a Rheumatologist that uses drugs in small amounts as a bridge. His main way of helping is with vitamin therapy. I am now feeling great but my RA factor is still high. It is 83. I found that Sweedish Massages help a lot. I used them before I found him. He has me drinking green smoothies daily. They help a lot. You can learn more about them on you tube. Just type in green smoothies or easy green smoothies or my name. It is Laureen Price. I made a video showing how to make them. The Dr is in Sacramento, CA and his name is Michael Powell.
Anna Renee

Nashville, TN

#153 Oct 19, 2012
Sandy wrote:
Hi, I'm 26 yrs old and i just got my blood results yesterday and I was diagnosed with RA. I guess it's not that bad the RF was only 14. But I'm worried like hell, I never thought that someone so young can have that, especially me. I've read alot about it since then and it scares me. I'm really worried. Can the results ever go back to normal? I mean can it ever go back to under 13?
I am also 25 years old, 26 in a month. I have been in so much pain for the past year and a half. Just kept blowin it off as "normal" pain. I seen a new Dr and she immediately suspected RA. My Rheumatoid factor came back at 28 and tested positive for RA. But the Dr told me that this does not necessarily mean that I have RA.?? I know i was shocked and confused. I am super worried also. I am so sleepy all the time and in pain. The number can go down but that doesnt mean that you are cured or dont have RA. Your Dr should do further testing and dont be afraid to ask all the questions you need to. Dont feel like any question is stupid because when it comes to your body you have to live with it for the rest of your life. Be informed and try to do research to better understand the disease. These are the steps I am going to take. I have a 5yr old daughter and I do not plan on being debilitated for the rest of my life. I plan on asking all the necessary questions when they call me with the referral to the Rheumatologist. Good Luck and sorry to hear about your results...
Nahreen NJ

East Hampton, NY

#154 Dec 10, 2012
I'm 39 I feel healthy and have no pain but my blood work RA Latex Turbid came back 78.7 and I was told to go see a Rheumatolojist and i'm kind of worried. i read that it may be some pretty bad things that cause it to go so high.. Ill be looking for a good doctor to get to the bottom of it all..
Kelli

Utica, MS

#155 Dec 16, 2012
In the last year I have had four "flare-ups" in my wrists and one on my shoulder. the pain and swelling come after very strenuous work and last for a day. There is no warning, one day I wake up and my wrist is swollen and in pain. The pain and swelling is severe and lasts only one day. My father had RA so I had my PCP order an RA panel. All my sed rates were normal, the only high was my Rh factor at 95. I also had my physical and my TSH was a little high. Do these two factors have anything in common?
Jessica

Santee, SC

#156 Jan 9, 2013
I just had blood tests done to see what my RA numbers were. I have had severe pain in the joints. can't move most mornings. I am 27 years old and my RA number was 239. What does that mean?
Debbie

Huntsville, AL

#157 Feb 16, 2013
Just had a RA test come back at 24.1. I do have mild pain in my joints mainly wrists, ankles, and hips. Nothing unbearable though. My doctor has referred me to a Rhuematologist. I can't get in though until June. Waiting 4 months is going to drive me crazy! I am so worried. I am only 39 years old and I have 4 kids. I am very active and work out every day, lots of time through the pain. Does anyone have any suggestions of things to do before I go see the doctor to help stay healthy? Vitamins? Alternative meds? Don't even know for sure thatnI have RA but just the possibility of it is really worrying me! I am going to drive myself crazy waiting these next 4 months until I can see the Rhuematologist! Thanks for any advice!
michelle

Montrose, CO

#158 Mar 19, 2013
if normal Ra factor is 0.0-13.9 why am i taking plaqueil 200mg twice aday, my number are 121.3 h IU/Ml / 0.0-13.9 ???????
Ellen

Elk City, OK

#159 Jul 10, 2013
My ANA test came back <1:80 and my RA test came back <20.0. Can someone tell me what this means
Brittany

Seattle, WA

#160 Sep 24, 2013
Hi ya'll
I had a ra factor test come back as positive. rlex to titer(normal for my doc office is 0-19.9)ra factor was 20... But because my sed rate was 2 crp was .94.is this normal????? I have joint swilling all the time, and deformities in fingers, more like spider claws, hard to keep straight, Both hsnds look like beginning to mod stages of ra.numbness/tingling in wrist, and toes pain too..... What could this all this be I am 28 3/4 years old.....
I would appreciate the advice.
Brittany

Seattle, WA

#161 Sep 24, 2013
My doc said that she didnt think I had it based on my other test.....But what else could be wrong with me? other areas of pain include neck, elbow, knees. etc. what would be causing a normal high ra factor to come up positive at 20?
Im almost 29
Does anyone have a clue?
Erica

United States

#162 Sep 25, 2013
Brittany wrote:
My doc said that she didnt think I had it based on my other test.....But what else could be wrong with me? other areas of pain include neck, elbow, knees. etc. what would be causing a normal high ra factor to come up positive at 20?
Im almost 29
Does anyone have a clue?
Hi Brittany, it sounds like you have a lot going on right now. You know your body better than any one else, so if you feel unsure about what your doctor is telling you, you should see another doctor for a second opinion.
kim

Catasauqua, PA

#164 Jan 8, 2014
Not sure if I understand this correctly my Rheumatoid factor came back as <20 and the normal is <20 so what does that mean for me?
Erica

Evanston, IL

#165 Jan 8, 2014
kim wrote:
Not sure if I understand this correctly my Rheumatoid factor came back as <20 and the normal is <20 so what does that mean for me?
Hi Kim, the number on its own may not mean much. Do you have a lot of symptoms? I think around 30% of people presenting with symptoms have a negative RF, especially in the early stages. Mine personally was minimally positive initially and has been negative ever since. In other words, you can't really diagnose based on the RF alone.
RA sufferer

Malden, MO

#167 Mar 18, 2014
harehollow wrote:
Can anyone help me figure out my ra factor.The numbers came back <20 and i do not know what this means. Thanks
According to my lab report <20 means negative for RA.
Joan

Auburn, MA

#168 Apr 18, 2014
harehollow wrote:
Can anyone help me figure out my ra factor.The numbers came back <20 and i do not know what this means. Thanks
Can you tell me if you know what this number is? Is it normal

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