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Maya12
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Just wondering if Lyme can cause a high rh factor in the blood as mine is high and I am only 31
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i"m not sure the answer but I have a high RF also. I am also 31
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Really thats odd I wonder if it can be caused by Lyme I have joint pain do you?
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Mine too registered high before I had my lyme diagnosis. After many years of treatment, it is back in normal range. So my guess is that yes, there is some connection.

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Get treated for Lyme and see what happens.

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quote:
Originally posted by Maya12:
Just wondering if Lyme can cause a high rh factor in the blood as mine is high and I am only 31

Absolutely. (Although I think you mean RA factor?)
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I too have a RA factor that is high...I was told that I was at risk of getting it, but this is also by the rhumetologist that told me I didn't have lyme cause she was afraid to treat me.

There is no RA in my family and the arthritis they found in my knee was degenerative ....

I have always had a high RA, was sick for many years, and just diagnosed last October. I will see if it changes as I get treated..I bet it will.

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My guess is that lyme has the ability to trigger autoimmune issues so I can see the correlation.
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i have back pain, but most of my pain feels neurological to me. I haven't had mine tested since I started treatment. I would be curious to know if it has gone down.
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