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Mystery Diagnosis...Need help!!

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  • Posted By: Adriesse07
  • November 5, 2007
  • 06:32 AM

Okay,

A few weeks ago I posted here about the mysterious bleeding that I was having, and went to the ER. The doctor said the only thing they found was called a Hepatic Hemangioma which was a cyst on my liver full of blood vessles.

I have a high white blood cell count, and have been having a low grade temerature for as long as I remember.

Associated with this blood work, and temperature, I have slept from 9pm til 3pm the next day for the past two weeks??

The only medication I am on is as follows:

Loraditine 10mg
Abilify 10mg
Celexa 20mg
Trazodone 100mg
Hoodia 750mg
Low-Ogestrel 28's

What could be causing this problem??

I still have the chest pain, and it seems to be in the area of my liver, which was the same area I had pain a few weeks ago

HELP!

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  • You need to get back to the doctor. You're probably now anemic, which would be what is causing you to sleep so much. They need to keep looking for a cause and fix it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2007
    • 06:00 AM
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  • This is what happens when you clot during your period: Blood is pushed out of your uterus, then when the uterus contracts it releases an anti-coagulant. This is supposed to keep the blood from clotting while passing from the uterus to the vagina. If the contractions are happening fast ( you usually feell crampls when this happens) the blood is forced out before the anti-coagulant can take take effect. So the blood clots, leaving you with a painful period as well. A hepatic hemangioma is a common benign tumor of the liver made up of small blood vessels. It is alot mroe common in women than men. They are usually small and less than 1 cm in diameter, cause no problems and are usually discovered while testing for an unrelated medical problem. Large ones do occur, and they can cause symptoms such as pain, nausea, and even enlargement of the liver. They can, but seldom rupture causing severe pain and bleeding into the abdomen that can be an emergency. When a hemangioma is suspected, the challenge for the doctors is to be sure that it is in fact a hemangioma and not another type of tumor. So this definitly needs to be looked into. I could be causing your high white blood count. If infact a large one is causing problems it can be surgically removed. Sorry I can't be of more help. Keep us posted! Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2007
    • 07:27 AM
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  • Did you have an abdominal CT? Was your pancreas ok?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 7, 2007
    • 01:10 PM
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  • Abdominal CT-No, the doctor ordered an ultrasound which detected the hepatic hemangioma (tumor on my liver-benign, no harm) Pancreus okay- Not sure, no one has ever brought it up to me. I however had a complete physical exam today by Doctor Uma Mathus, Port St John, FL and she told me the following: Current Medications: Morning: 2 Certified Hoodia Weight Loss Supplements (800mg) Celexa 20mg, Zyprexa 10mg, Loraditine 10mg, Famoditine 20mg, Low-Ogestrel 28's Afternoon: None Evening: 2 Certified Hoodia Weight Loss Supplements (800mg) and Famoditine 20mg Bed: Trazodone 100mg As needed: Abreva Cold Sour Medicine Health History: Kidney Infection (Jan. 2003) Yeast Infections (re-occuring) UTI's (re-occuring) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Multiple Mental Illnesses, Hepatic Hemangioma What I found out today was as follows: My Blood work was taken, and then I had a pap smear done for a routine annual exam (which ironicly it did not hurt this time) and then I was starting my physical exam. Something wierd the doctor noticed is that one of my pupils is unequal but reactive which could indicate trauma? She also told me that I had a UTI, and strangly enough, these symptoms keep coming back. The last UTI I had was on 9/26/2007 and I was put on a medication called Ciprofloxacin 500mg and it went away within a week. Previously to this UTI, I had one in June 2007, and again before that in April 07. Strangly enough, I have no symptoms of these UTI's. I have no itching, burning, or irritation when I urinate, and wierdly enough I have no pain. Not sure why they keep coming back to me. That was pretty much it..
    Adriesse07 41 Replies
    • November 9, 2007
    • 02:12 AM
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  • How did they know about the mysterious bleeding? Lab work only? Is blood exiting your body somewhere? Also, when you sleep so much, are you still taking the trazodone for sleep?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 9, 2007
    • 11:52 AM
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  • How did they know about the mysterious bleeding? Lab work only? Is blood exiting your body somewhere? Also, when you sleep so much, are you still taking the trazodone for sleep? 100mg of trazodone nightly, and blood was clotting (like period blood, only abnormally) They only did blood work and an ultrasound..the doctor was very rude..
    Adriesse07 41 Replies
    • November 9, 2007
    • 07:54 PM
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  • Unequal pupil sizes that develop later in life and persist are often a sign of a brain, blood vessel, or nerve disease.Causes The use of eyedrops are a common cause of a harmless change in pupil size. Other medicines that get in the eyes, including medicine from asthma inhalers, can change pupil size.Other causes of unequal pupil sizes may include:Bleeding inside the skull caused by head injuryBrain tumor or abscessInfection of membranes around the brain caused by meningitis or encephalitisAneurysmExcess pressure in one eye caused by glaucomaTumor in the chest or lymph node pressure that may be accompanied by decreased sweating, a small pupil, or drooping eyelid all on the affected side You have mentioned that you have some mental issues. Have you ever had images (CT of MRI) of your brain? Have you been checked by an eye doctor?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 10:19 AM
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  • Unequal pupil sizes that develop later in life and persist are often a sign of a brain, blood vessel, or nerve disease.Causes The use of eyedrops are a common cause of a harmless change in pupil size. Other medicines that get in the eyes, including medicine from asthma inhalers, can change pupil size.Other causes of unequal pupil sizes may include:Bleeding inside the skull caused by head injuryBrain tumor or abscessInfection of membranes around the brain caused by meningitis or encephalitisAneurysmExcess pressure in one eye caused by glaucomaTumor in the chest or lymph node pressure that may be accompanied by decreased sweating, a small pupil, or drooping eyelid all on the affected sideYou have mentioned that you have some mental issues. Have you ever had images (CT of MRI) of your brain? Have you been checked by an eye doctor? MRI and head CT was done in Jan 07 to see if something was wrong other than severe migraine headaches, and results came back normal.
    Adriesse07 41 Replies
    • November 15, 2007
    • 07:17 PM
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  • Have you seen an Endocrinologist? If you have PCOS, it's possible you could have other endocrine issues wrong with you-- like thyroid disorder.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2007
    • 01:25 AM
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  • Have you seen an Endocrinologist? If you have PCOS, it's possible you could have other endocrine issues wrong with you-- like thyroid disorder.Funny you say this. I went to my doctor yesterday who just told me that I have Thyroid Disease (Hyperthyroidsm)
    Adriesse07 41 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 03:02 PM
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  • Hi there. I hope what Im about to tell you puts your mind at ease at least a bit. First, I do have a medical background in addition to having worked as a Paramedic for many years. However, more importantly, I am someone who suffers from many of the same illness' you do. Let me ask you this...how many pregnancies have you had and how many children do you have? I am 40 y/o and have a long history of what started out as UTI's. Now, I am someone who bypasses the symptoms of UTI (much like you) and go straight to having kidney infections. This could be contributing to your bleeding which, I am assuming is in your urine. I often test positive for blood in my urine while fighting off infection. ANY infection will increase your WBC (white blood cell) If you are going to make further inquiry on your health; I would follow up on the state of your kidneys. Because I have medullary sponge kidneys bleeding (in urine) and kidney stones are not uncommon. I also have a hepatic hemangiomia (like you)which contrary to medical reports, is painful. The hemangioma is not something for you to worry about and contrary to what someone else replied they DO NOT operate on hemangiomas due to the extremely high risk of bleeding. The one pupil larger than the other is NOT related and is usually a sign of pressure in the cranium due to trauma and will not return to normal size even after the injury has 'healed'. You clearly have several medical 'problems' that need to be addressed individually and not as a group. Good luck and dont panic. The body is resilant. Oh yeah and of course you need rest your fighting off infection!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
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  • Hi there. I hope what Im about to tell you puts your mind at ease at least a bit. First, I do have a medical background in addition to having worked as a Paramedic for many years. However, more importantly, I am someone who suffers from many of the same illness' you do. Let me ask you this...how many pregnancies have you had and how many children do you have? I am 40 y/o and have a long history of what started out as UTI's. Now, I am someone who bypasses the symptoms of UTI (much like you) and go straight to having kidney infections. This could be contributing to your bleeding which, I am assuming is in your urine. I often test positive for blood in my urine while fighting off infection. ANY infection will increase your WBC (white blood cell) If you are going to make further inquiry on your health; I would follow up on the state of your kidneys. Because I have medullary sponge kidneys bleeding (in urine) and kidney stones are not uncommon. I also have a hepatic hemangiomia (like you)which contrary to medical reports, is painful. The hemangioma is not something for you to worry about and contrary to what someone else replied they DO NOT operate on hemangiomas due to the extremely high risk of bleeding. The one pupil larger than the other is NOT related and is usually a sign of pressure in the cranium due to trauma and will not return to normal size even after the injury has 'healed'. You clearly have several medical 'problems' that need to be addressed individually and not as a group. Good luck and dont panic. The body is resilant. Oh yeah and of course you need rest your fighting off infection!I was raped at age eight by my father (currently in jail for life) I managed to get pregnant and then lost the baby after he beat me to death. Shortly after I got my period extremly early (age eight) and then they stopped all together at age 11. The doctor ordered blood work and an ultrasound and I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. From there, I forgot about things, got some counsling and help and then when I was 17 (almost 18) it seemed like my health was going downhill. I have had the havoc of having UTI's and Kidney Infections since I was the age of 12. I was hoapitalized in Jan. 2000 for a Kidney Infection in the left side of me, ironicly I dont remember much because I had a fever of 105, but prior to the kidney infection I had a UTI that I had been battling off and on for about three months that just never went away. I still get these horrid UTI's and often enough do not feel any pain or symptoms at all.In October 2007, I had severe pain and had a misscarraige for my first child that my fiancee and I had been trying to have. Nothing new to cry about, and now in December I had yet another misscarraige. Not sure why?After my third misscarraige, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Disease. I guess its just the luck of the draw right? Now I take Synthroid 6.5 mg, but the thing I am wondering is I am only 18? Why is all this stuff happening to me so young?I currently have no children, although I want some, someday.My hemangioma is also painful. It is painful in the area it is on (my liver) and so I also do not believe the reports. I just wish it wasnt there. LOLI hope these answer some of your questions.
    Adriesse07 41 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 10:51 AM
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