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Ill For Too Long.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 10, 2008
  • 07:26 PM

I have had generalized body aches for years. There is not a Dr. that has been able to even speculate on a diagnosis. All Blood, X-rays, and MRI tests always come back fine. Until 6 weeks ago. I slowly became ill with severe body aches, severe sore throat, sinus infection, and then it turned into Pneumonia. I have been tired, had no appetite, and just a general ill feeling ever since. While at the Dr. she drew blood to check for Mono. She did a CBC and CMP as well. My results are as follows.

neg for Mono
Iron Total 14(L)
%Saturation 4(L)
Urea Nitrogen (BUN) 4(L)
BUN/Creatinine Ratio 5(L)
AST 43(H)
ALT 67(H)
HBG 10.8(L)
Hematocrit 32.5(L)
RDW 15.5(H)
Ferritin 5(L)
Epstein-Barr Virus VCA 3.97(H) IGG AB
EBV Nuclear Antigen >5.00(H)

Can you tell me what this could possibly mean. I have another appt with my physician in 2weeks for another blood draw. She has me on and Iron Supplement for the low Iron. I know my Iron is low and I am not storing much iron. I know my liver enzymes are up and that I have been exposed to EBV in the past. What I don't know is how all of this can corrilate. Is there something I should be concerned about.

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  • This is kind of off the wall, as you don't really mention any GI symptoms, but I was just looking at an article/ consensus report put out by the NIH on celiac disease, and it suggests that patients who have iron deficiency anemia and elevated transaminases (ALT and AST) with no other explanation should get checked out for celiac disease.I don't know, it might be worth asking your doctor about or looking into yourself to see if you fit the description.I am sorry you are ill and undiagnosed!
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    • January 13, 2008
    • 04:52 AM
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