Hi, I'm a 42 yr old female. Med. hist. 12 abdominal surgeries for apendect., 2 c-section (hip to hip in S. America) hysterectomy & removal of ovary.Last operation was the placement of a complete piece of netting due to abdominal inventrentration (?) which I was pulling out blue plastic stiches for about a year! I have a new problem which no one seems to be able to diagnosis.
Low platelets (50K), "discreet" polycythaemia (hematocrit 18), enlarged liver and spleen. following exams done: HLA B-5 Pos. 90%, HLA B-27 and HLA D-7 Neg. All viruses (hep a,b,c,d,&e as well as HIV) neg. as well as all anti ro, dna, ANA, etc. Have been waiting for 2 months (Spanish social security) for a thorax and abdomin. CAT scan and they want to do a bone marrow. Tumor markers that came positive were CEA (not given result) and CA 19-9 (result 0-3 normal, I have 6...is this high???). Physical symptoms...always tired, and bone pain (kind of like when you have a fever and even your hair hurts...) but not constant. Supposedly enlarged liver and spleen, with abdominal pain (pretty much constant).I recently had a retinal detachment with hemorage, which because of the platelets, I ended up losing vision in the eye. Lots of peticchae on my ankles, top of feet and lower legs. I also have psoriasis (scalp, back, and belly button as well as finger and toe nails). I would appreciate any opinions and ideas for helping me find out what is going on. I am a housewife with 2 boys ( 14 & 16). Thanks
PS, I have not suffered any weight loss, and also take Euthyrox for hypo thyroidism and had goiter in the past.
Beth Nagle de Szego
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