RA factor test results
Katrina

United States

#169 Apr 28, 2014
When I got my test results back....my RH factor was 600....what does this mean? I do have joint pain....swelling at tiimes and severe fatigue!
Christina Hernandez

Wichita, KS

#170 Jun 13, 2014
If the test done on me said 1-4 what does it mean? The Dr, I see said I shouldn't be feeling ay pain at all.
pattie

East Lansing, MI

#171 Jul 21, 2014
My range was a 9 in 2009 i havent been checked since should i worrie about this? In 2007 they said i have fib~ and i hurt all the time but now its my lower and upper back i have disk slipping
any info would be helpful TY.
Kkins

Trenton, NJ

#172 Aug 4, 2014
Senior in Pickering wrote:
At age 61 I started to have really severe pain in both hands and my RA factor was 112.My family doctor referred me to a Rhummy, but the wait time to see one was 4 months and RA can do a lot of damage to joints in the interim.
I did a lot of research and concluded that a gluten free diet (aka the Celiac diet) might be beneficial.
I began a GF diet and within a week my pain had deceased by 70%.
When I did get in to see the Rhummy, he put me on 400mg Hydroxy-chloroquinne per day.
That and the GF diet have almost eliminyaed the sysmptoms of the RA desease.
Has anyone else here tried a GF diet?
Glad to hear the GF diet worked for you, Senior in Pickering. I have had several positive RA lab results starting back in my earlier 30's (I am now 55). The rhuematologists I have seen over the past few years have told me it is a false positive even though there are days when my whole body aches as well as my joints in hands, shoulders, and hips. Lymes diseased was also ruled out. I am now preliminarily diagnosed with celiac disease (wtg for blood tests results) after an endoscopy revealed blunted villi. Seeing your post makes me wonder about the connection here, so I am going to try a GF diet even if the lab tests do not indicate celiac disease. Since you posted a while back, I wonder how you are feeling these days…well I hope.
sjolyjuly

Littleton, CO

#173 Aug 29, 2014
Kkins wrote:
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Glad to hear the GF diet worked for you, Senior in Pickering. I have had several positive RA lab results starting back in my earlier 30's (I am now 55). The rhuematologists I have seen over the past few years have told me it is a false positive even though there are days when my whole body aches as well as my joints in hands, shoulders, and hips. Lymes diseased was also ruled out. I am now preliminarily diagnosed with celiac disease (wtg for blood tests results) after an endoscopy revealed blunted villi. Seeing your post makes me wonder about the connection here, so I am going to try a GF diet even if the lab tests do not indicate celiac disease. Since you posted a while back, I wonder how you are feeling these days…well I hope.
Diet is the solution to RA, and probably other auto-immune condiions. You can easily find for yourself that RA is a disorder caused by food allergies. Simply eliminate entirely foods that cause pain within hours.eat no food more than once every 3 or 4 days. Its actually pretty easy although no doc nor Big Pharma will tell you that. I found the answer at web site www.arthritis-alternatives.com . You can, too.
Penny J

Asheville, NC

#174 Sep 3, 2014
Hi I am A 53 year old and the joints in my hands and wrist started swelling kind of all of a sudden . then after the swelling went down the joints in my fingers have knots in them. so i called my doctor and she tested me for ra and my test results say high 14.2 any answers? is it ra?
Colleen

Palos Park, IL

#175 Sep 22, 2014
I have an elevated RA Latex Turbid level of 78.5 but Anti CCP level of 4. What does that mean? In addition I have pain in multiple joints. Thank you!
lee

Memphis, TN

#178 Dec 10, 2014
Mom of 17 yr old wrote:
If you find out your dx please post it. My son is 17 and has the same problem. He has all of the symptoms of arthritis, but his Dr said that he was neg. for RA
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amen
lee

Memphis, TN

#179 Dec 10, 2014
AMEN
astatton

Plattsburg, MO

#180 Jan 15, 2015
There has been a comment on here that if you have a rheumatoid factor of 7 that you should not have Rheumatoid arthritis. From the research I have done there are people with RA that actually have a negative RF so I'm not sure this is correct. I think that if you have a RF of 7 and a combination of abnormal test in other areas such as sedimentation and anti ccp there is a possibility of having RA, it may just be in the early stages.

If there is a doctor on here that can explain this more, I would appreciate it.
ottokarlfriedric h---

Aurich, Germany

#183 Mar 5, 2015
Kkins wrote:
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Glad to hear the GF diet worked for you, Senior in Pickering. I have had several positive RA lab results starting back in my earlier 30's (I am now 55). The rhuematologists I have seen over the past few years have told me it is a false positive even though there are days when my whole body aches as well as my joints in hands, shoulders, and hips. Lymes diseased was also ruled out. I am now preliminarily diagnosed with celiac disease (wtg for blood tests results) after an endoscopy revealed blunted villi. Seeing your post makes me wonder about the connection here, so I am going to try a GF diet even if the lab tests do not indicate celiac disease. Since you posted a while back, I wonder how you are feeling these days…well I hope.
Hi you guy
That what you ` ve been described is atonishing , amazing, with the CF diet.
Beyond doubt the anti malaria drug belongs to the so called DMARDs which means the most efficient antirheumatic drugs. MTX and others too. Disease Modyfying Anti RheumaticDrugs.
So be fortunate getting the idea yourself of treating the disease so sucessfully indeed.
The RA is always full of surprise . But you have fought your illness with wit and ideas.
Be glad about this. Be blessed ottokarlfriedrich
Sharon

Mumbai, India

#184 Mar 9, 2015
Hi my mother is 53 yrs old and she is a Rheumatoid patient. When diagnosed her counts were 119, post 1 month of medication her counts have increased to 151.Her haemoglobin has eventually droppd to 9 and her feet are of elephant size because of swelling. What should I do?
bethwalker85

Sheffield, UK

#185 Apr 22, 2015
I've recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the ripe old age of 30. It's not hit me as hard but there is the possibility it will. The important thing is to have plenty of support and understand that when you get low you can only go up. There are some days when it's hard to get out of bed and I want to be alone so coming online is very helpful.
I've also been using http://www.patient.co.uk/health/rheumatoid-ar... and their forum which has other understanding people on there. Keep on moving, you can get through it!
dancdebi

Los Angeles, CA

#186 May 22, 2015
I was told in 2000 I had RA. My new Doc in May tested my RA Factor it was 47...they are saying I have fibromyalgia and not RA?? Is 47 NOT a factor here even with joint pain?? Said my hand and feet xrays were fine, but my pain is all over and especially in my neck, elbows, hips and ankles..are they only focusing on my muscle pain. And being my family has RA and I was DX'd with it before not mean anything?? Should I ask for copy of Bloodwork and second opinion??
Ann

Philadelphia, PA

#187 Jul 23, 2015
Hello, i see a rheumatologist and my rfactor is<20 but they don't seem worried. My sed rate is also 63 and i know that's high. Obviously something is going on or i wouldn't be on plaquenil.
RA RA RA

New Paltz, NY

#190 Nov 17, 2015
About your RA numbers.....13 and below is normal, 14 and above is abnormal and indicates you may have RA or another related autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune diseases, including RA, are diseases in which your immune system becomes confused and starts attacking your body. In the case of RA, your immune system attacks your joints.

RA medications don't cure it; they just tamp down the symptoms so you feel better. However, the medicines' side effects can make you very ill in other ways over time.

Some things make RA worse: smoking and being overweight definitely do. Also, some foods make some peoples' RA worse. For instance, coffee -- especially decaf coffee, so the problem isn't the caffeine -- can make RA worse. For some people, grains make them feel worse; for other people, it's proteins. And for other people it's other foods. Try keeping a food journal where you write down what you eat and how you feel, to see if over time you can determine whether your RA gets worse with certain foods. That way, you can control it somewhat and may be able to do without medications or reduce the need for them. If you research online, you will see that some people have had great success controlling their RA by controlling their diet (and quitting smoking)! It doesn't work for everyone and it takes a lot of attention and determination, but it can make a big difference.

My RA factor is 28, and my RA gets worse with coffee, animal protein like chicken and meat, and "gum" additives like guar gum that are added to foods to make them taste thicker. It took me awhile to figure this out using a food journal. I feel much better if I avoid those substances. For you it may be something else.)

Good luck!
Kmcdaniel

Allen, TX

#191 Dec 3, 2015
My Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor test was
RA Latex Turbid Normal Value 0.0-13.9IU/ML. Mine is 29

What does that mean.
Meet

Suri, India

#192 Dec 15, 2015
My ra factor is 102 wat does it mean it's cureable.. Suggest me wat to do
doc

Philadelphia, PA

#193 Apr 10, 2016
Tammy wrote:
My RA factor test was 36.7. What does this mean? Can anyone help. Thnaks
the normal range is 10-15, sounds like you have RA
christina

Johnson City, TN

#194 May 6, 2016
Jessica wrote:
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?
I know this was a while back, but if you found out anything about it, please let me know. I am 20 and just got the same result. 239.

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