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Doctor doesn't care, 18 years old and has to know

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  • Posted By: theson
  • March 18, 2010
  • 00:47 AM

hello, this is my first time using this site and granted my hypochondria will only progress in vain of trying to get better, i would like the opinions of a few impartial people. i am an 18 year old male, 105 lbs, and these are my symptoms.

-low pulse
-incidents of cyanosis in nail beds and lips
-swollen hands/veins (worse after shower)
-low white blood cell count (3.7 thousand, normal is 4.5-13)
-fatigue/lethargy (though it has always been there, could be depression)
-chronic goosebumps unless in tropical temperature (used to love the cold, before losing weight)
-spells where i feel faint, but have never fainted
-once immaculate memory is now embarrassing, feel cretinous

my doctor has said she isn't worried about my low cell count, but she is without doubt the last gp i would ever suggest

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  • hello, this is my first time using this site and granted my hypochondria will only progress in vain of trying to get better, i would like the opinions of a few impartial people. i am an 18 year old male, 105 lbs, and these are my symptoms. -low pulse-incidents of cyanosis in nail beds and lips-swollen hands/veins (worse after shower)-low white blood cell count (3.7 thousand, normal is 4.5-13)-fatigue/lethargy (though it has always been there, could be depression)-chronic goosebumps unless in tropical temperature (used to love the cold, before losing weight)-spells where i feel faint, but have never fainted-once immaculate memory is now embarrassing, feel cretinous my doctor has said she isn't worried about my low cell count, but she is without doubt the last gp i would ever suggest Is it not possible to see a different doctor? You said your GP isn't concerned about your white blood cell count, but what does she say about your other symptoms? It sounds like the amount of oxygen in your blood is low, which is something a doctor should want to investigate. Did you lose a lot of weight recently? A hundred and five pounds seems low for an 18-year-old...
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  • I would not worry about your low white count. I also haved a low white count, its called lukapeania, not sure I spelled that right. my white blood cells eat each other but mulitply when an infection is present. some of the other sysmtoms can be caused by a low iron count, and poor circulation, i have some of the symptoms as well. sorry to say, but you probably need to put on some weight as well,hello, this is my first time using this site and granted my hypochondria will only progress in vain of trying to get better, i would like the opinions of a few impartial people. i am an 18 year old male, 105 lbs, and these are my symptoms.-low pulse-incidents of cyanosis in nail beds and lips-swollen hands/veins (worse after shower)-low white blood cell count (3.7 thousand, normal is 4.5-13)-fatigue/lethargy (though it has always been there, could be depression)-chronic goosebumps unless in tropical temperature (used to love the cold, before losing weight)-spells where i feel faint, but have never fainted-once immaculate memory is now embarrassing, feel cretinousmy doctor has said she isn't worried about my low cell count, but she is without doubt the last gp i would ever suggest
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