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Not sure what's wrong...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 12, 2009
  • 02:38 PM

About three weeks ago I accidentally cut myself on a small razor on the knuckle of my left thumb... it was a really small cut, about the size of a paper cut. I washed it right away, and put some Neosporin on it. After that, my left elbow hurt for about a week, then my shoulder hurt, then the left side of my neck. A couple days ago, I woke up and both sides of my neck were sore, and both my shoulders were sore. This morning my back is really sore... and my entire upper body is pretty achy. I'm having some minor chest discomfort too. I've heard that you get excruciating pain when you have tetanus... and what I'm feeling is just a bit of soreness... mild pain at best. I don't have a fever either. My doctor just seems to think it's nothing serious and he gave me some muscle relaxers... but the fact that it seems to be spreading worries me. But around the same time, my puppy (He's really playful) bit my elbow... and that seems to be where the pain originated from. My thumb didn't hurt. So I'm not really sure what's wrong.

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  • Well, since no one replied to my original post, I figured I'd update this a bit.. Most of my symptoms went away and got replaced with new ones.... Two days ago, my left arm hurt at points, and so did my chest. Yesterday, my arm felt fine, and my chest only hurt a little at certain points throughout the day and, for whatever reason, I was coughing up blood. It was very mild, barely noticeable at points as it was mixed in with mucous. As of this morning, My neck is still stiff (as it was since almost the start of all of this) and my chest has only bothered me once this entire day (it's now 10 pm here) and I stopped coughing up blood. My nose was bleeding this morning for some reason, and that was followed with a metallic taste on the back of my tongue... it's gone now, and I'm assuming it was from my nose bleeding. I'm not sure whether I'm getting better or worse because it seems like when one symptom starts to fade, another starts to show itself. If anyone has any clue what might be wrong with me, please don't hesitate to post =/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 03:00 AM
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  • dear sir/madam: I am very sorry that I cant really comment on your complicated problem since I've never had anything of that sort and Im not a doctor. However, it does seem rather serious since you stated that you coughed up blood. I just want you to know that if you go to the WD homepage, there is an excellent "multiple symptom" checker. I tried it a few times and it really narrows down health problem. I would ask you to try it...it sure seemed to assist me with some of my health issues. Goodluck.
    ckanaan 33 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 03:33 AM
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  • I believe you may need a Tetanus Shot. The fact that it is spreading can mean that the blade that you had cut yourself with was an old blade, and thus the reason for pain. As a note, you should probably have gone to a doctor right after you had cut yourself. Go to a doctor, and tell him or her that you might need a Tetanus *pronounced Tech-nis* Shot.In addition, go to a Doctor and talk to him/her about your symptoms, and he/she will be able to help you more than I can.I hope this helps, and have a nice day.
    Tiedye 31 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 05:59 AM
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  • If it's been over 5 years since you had one,you do need a tetanus shot.As for the coughing up blood and nosebleed,I think you should get some bloodwork to be sure your clotting mechanism is OK.The pains seem to have taken care of themselves.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 02:18 PM
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