Homogeneous Titer 1:160. What does it mean?

julie_mangrumjulie_mangrum New MemberMember New Member
Hi there, I am new and this is my first post.  I have tested consistently positive on my ANA test for the past three years. The pattern has always been homogeneous and the titer has changed from 1:160 to 1:3 and now back to 1:160. I live in a small town with a small town doctor so nothing has been done other than my research online. Does this mean I have lupus?  I am 47 years old, I have stage 4 cystic arthritis in my foot, I have had a total hip replacement and have had three blood clots in my right lung. My ankles ache a lot and I’m chronically anemic and have to have iron infusions. I’m generally tired.  I don’t know if those play a role or not. What I’ve read online about the titer confuses me.  I would be so appreciative if someone can explain it to me and what you think about my symptoms and blood work results. Thank you so much!
Julie
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