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Should I worry?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 23, 2006
  • 08:39 AM

Hi there,

For sometime now I've been feeling very weak, tired and cold all the time (and my hands and feet are freezing all the time). As long as I can remember I've had joint pains, but these days they've gotten a little worse that I need to take pain killers to fall to sleep. I decided to go ahead and do a blood test and with the results there was this comment written:

"patient has hypochromia + microcytosis + anisocytosis+ absolute mild neutropenia + relative lymphocytosis"

When I saw this I got scared that it might be something serious and decided to wait a while before I show it to my doctor. I don't understand those terminologies that much, but at the lab they made me worry. Does anyone know what the underlying cause for all those things combined might be? Should I worry? or what? Thanks in advance...


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  • Try entering all the words at once into any of these web sites.diagnos-me.com, and eMedicine, PubMed,& medicinenet dot com's.Good luck, don't let the list scare you too much. They probably listed all of the possibilities, not definitive diagnosis. It usually take a couple of years to get a thorough diagnosis of any autoimmune disease.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 23, 2006
    • 09:08 AM
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  • Thanks for your quick reply, live4muzicCheers,Oly
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 23, 2006
    • 09:21 AM
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