I am a 21 year old female and I have been through alot the last 12 months or so. I am currently having many symptoms. I was sexually assaulted in May last year and it required emergency surgery. I was bleeding so bad that my hemoglobin was down to about a 7 or less and actually there was a laceration through my vaginal wall, through the peritoneum (spelling?) and was out by my bowels. I had some complications with it healing. They had to make an incision during the surgery and that got infected about a week after surgery. So they were forced to reopen the incision and I then started going to wound care at the hospital everyday. I had to continue to go to wound care for 3 months. Within this time, in June, I noticed I had swollen lymph nodes above my jaw area. I felt very exhausted and really could not do much of anything. I was very achy and just felt like I had been ran over by freight train. These symptoms seemed to have continued and doctors have since ran many tests on me, many more than once. I was not mono, mumps, west nile, hiv or rocky mountain spotted fever nor many other things I cannot even think of. I then was refered to ENT and they ended up doing a needle biopsy, which came back showing something. So they decided to try and remove the lymph node. so in December they removed the lymph node and 2 days after surgery I ended up in the hospital due to infection of where I just had surgery. I looked like I had a balloon in my mouth. Then after being hospitalized for 3 days I continued iv antibiotics for a week and a half. It happens that there is still actually a lump where the lymph node was removed, it is about 3.5 cm by 2 cm, which actually had gone down from the 4.5 cm by 3 cm it had been a month before. The ENT ran some tests on me especially when I told her I was concerned about HIV due to being assaulted. She ordered HIV, ANA and CRP tests. the HIV came back negative but the other two came back elevated. So I was refered back to primary and she ran a series of rheumatoid tests and had mentioned it is probably rheumatoid or autoimmune. I am also now having problems with my teeth and chin throbbing with pain, not sure if the two are related or not. I will find out the results of the reumatoid tests soon I hope. Any opinions, suggestions, information, etc. is appreciated.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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