Has anyone been diagnosed with lupus and had a negative ANA test?

I’m pretty sure I have it, I have ALL the signs including a butterfly rash (currently flaring) but my test came back negative.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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  • Saph


    Yup, this is what happened to me when I was trying to figure out my stuff. Some doctors are willing to extrapolate all the symptoms and other signifiers to a confirmed diagnosis even with a failed ANA but I've heard that a lot won't do that and just rely on the one test

    • Smash


      that’s what mine did. But I’m not convinced. It was also my PCP. So maybe I need to see a rheumatologist?

  • kab


    Yes! I would see a rheumatologist!

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