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skin lumps, chesty cough, sharpe middleish back pains, swollen calf with pulsing vein

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  • Posted By: sweetsurrender26
  • January 9, 2008
  • 03:41 PM

all the above are symptoms have gradually occured over the last few months each at different times but over this last week they have gotten closer together and the cough is a new one for me! since last tuesday iv had the swollen calfs with a pusing purple vein stickin out and they were sooo sore i couild hardly move, im drooling for no reason, and today i am suffering with a chesty, dry cough and keep getting shooting pains inside my back. the skin lumps have appeard on my legs and on my wrist this last few days and my wrist is so tender i cannot push myself up without it causing me a souring pain that makes me feel my hand will snap... i suffer with hypertention and have done for a long time hence being on 2 lots of tablets for that and im not sure if that is a cause or not but thought id mention it anyway.

please could some1 help as my doctor has given me soooo many blood tests and now i feel whatever it is that is wrong with me is takin over my body before i can find a diagnosis and its scaring me to be honest... i am only 27 (and female) and i feel like a pensioner at the moment x

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  • Have you been checked for TB...not sure if you even have that...what about a blood clot in your leg...you could be having side effects to your high blood pressure meds and need to see a doctor PDQ...maybe a different doctor...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 07:38 AM
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  • Where do you live?There are three fungal infections that cause respiratory and skin symptoms and they are geographically located in the USAThe really common one which is found in the drier areas of California is Coccidiodes.There is an epeidemic of this one occuring in a prison in California at the moment probably brought about by all the new building going on disturbing the soil as this fungas has spores that live in dry soil. Strong winds can also disturb soil and then you breath in the spores and hey presto you are infected.However if you live around the Mississippi/Missourri river basin area(excuse spelling I am a Brit.,) then you possibly have been exposed to Blastomycetes.This is also found in soil and affects gardeners and landscape artists and park wardens.There is another respiratory/Skin infecting fungus found in this area but it is associated with bird and bat droppings. A lot of spelunkers and cave explorers get this one.This is called HistoplasmosisAll these three can be tested for in the laboratory and it might be worth concidering them if you have the relevant risk factors.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 03:58 PM
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  • I Live In Uk Sheffield X
    sweetsurrender26 3 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 04:02 PM
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  • Also I Had My Tb Jab At Age 14
    sweetsurrender26 3 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 04:07 PM
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  • Ok that makes a difference. I dont really know of British fungal infections, I dont think we have them like they do in the states. At my British university we didnt learn of any particular British ones. I now work in an American medical school and we concentrate on American problems. Sorry.I hope you feel better soon.It is unlikely you have tuberculosis as you would have had your BCG whilst at school.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 04:18 PM
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  • I hate to mention this but on rereading your first post you mention really tender wrist.I dont know your age and please do not get insulted but the most common cause of arthritis in sexually active young women is Gonorrhea. It can cause tender papillary lesions on the skin but mainly of the hands and feet. It is on the rise in the UK and USA. And in women it may not produce any of the more normal and expected symptoms.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 04:25 PM
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  • Unless the person is 15, exposure to TB is ongoing...could be Psoriatic arthritis ... the calf swelling could be a blood clot......you need your condition evaluated by a doctor..we don't have enough information.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 07:34 PM
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  • No Offence Taken Charisa :o) Thanks For Your Help Guys And Just To Let U Know I Am Goin 2 The Docs Again In The Mornin... I Will Let U Know How I Get On X
    sweetsurrender26 3 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 08:25 PM
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