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Undiagnosed nonhealing vaginal sore & other symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 12, 2008
  • 07:42 PM

I have had a nonhealing vaginal sore for 4 months! I have been to two doctor's and they ruled out any STD or cancer and have no idea what it is. The sore is red & irritated with erroded edges and does not change size. It has made sex very painful and the only way I can have intercourse is to position my body in a way that my spouse and I can avoid hitting that area as much as possible. I did not use tampons or have sex for 2 months to see if it would heal but it has not! Other symptoms I am having are extreme fatique esp. after eating, bad facial acne, headaches, nausea, and off and on a very painful small swollen lump right in front of my ear where the jaw connects to the skull.

I'm so miserable and no one knows what is causing it I don't have a fever and they've done all sorts of blood work. I'm supposed to go back in a couple weeks and they are going to cut the sore out hoping the new wound will heal properly, but they're unsure. Does anyone know what this could be!!!? Please help!

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  • You need to see a dermatologist for a differential diagnosis. Sounds strange, however, they're the ones who can tell the difference between skin disorders and conditions.If you have extreme fatigue after eating you might have hypoglycemia and/or diabetes. When you feel this way are you eating complex carbs, lean protein, and enough fat? And are you eating every three to four hours?You can also get a a constellation of symptoms including hypoglycemia, vitamin deficiencies particularly D, B's, B12, and iron, fatigue, joint pains, etc. if you have hypothyroidism. Have you been tested for the vitamin levels and hypothyroidism? For starters you should have a TSH, Free T3, and Free T4. Your TSH should be around 1.5, ideally. If it's above 3.0, you're probably hypothyroid.More info about thyroid disease see:http://www.freewebs.com/thyroidA link to a support group is posted.http://www.endocrineweb.com/http://thyroid.about.com/
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I hope they checked you for syphilis and herpes 2, but I would imagine your spouse would have some symptoms, too. I would encourage the blood work just to be sure. Perhaps it hormones. Try a preventative doctor who will run all of those hormone tests.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • You might want to ask your Gyn or Dermatologist whether it is Behcet's Syndrome. It is not uncommon. As a practitioner of Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine, I have seen and treated several cases of this after their physician(s) missed this diagnosis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • lichen schleroisis (often misdiagnosed)
    fireflyer 1 Replies Flag this Response
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