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Could I have an Imunne Disorder?

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  • Posted By: Apaloosa
  • July 27, 2009
  • 10:51 PM

I don't know if all of these symptoms are linked but I'll list all that I think are relevant:

* Adopted from Korea when I was 4 months old, I was sick for the first year I was in the US (the doctors said that would be normal)
* Had chronic ear infections when I was a toddler and suffered from swimmer's ear as a child
* I get sick often (usually about once a month) and it usually takes a week or longer for the average illness to go away
* Any injuries I get take a long time to heal and sometimes they remain red for months
* I have many allergies (2 types of trees, grass, dogs, cats, ragweed, dust mites, pollen, mold, penicillin) and I react very badly to mosquito bites (have had some get as big as my fist, average is usually the size of a quarter)
* I am short in stature (4' 9" adult female) and had not grown in height since elementary school
* I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* I have eczema and asthma
* I may have had chicken pox twice, the second time when I was 16

Thank you for any help.

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  • Hi,Yes you could possibly have an immune disorder. These symptoms are all suggestive of a particular one called CVID. Try reading about all the different diseases and if you think you have the symptoms ask your doctor to refer you to an immunologist. Even if you have had your immune system tested before, many doctors aren't aware that some of the more rare disorders can still be present even when blood tests come back normal.E
    ErinBBC 17 Replies
    • February 9, 2010
    • 00:17 AM
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  • Your description of your symptoms could have been taken from my own childhood before I was diagnosed with primary immune system deficiencies that run in my family. Once an immunologist who was experienced with CVID took over managment of my medical care, the quality of my life improved dramatically. I still had bad allergies and got sick a lot more often than most people, but everything was less severe and less frequent when I had the right medical management. I don't know if all of these symptoms are linked but I'll list all that I think are relevant: * Adopted from Korea when I was 4 months old, I was sick for the first year I was in the US (the doctors said that would be normal)* Had chronic ear infections when I was a toddler and suffered from swimmer's ear as a child* I get sick often (usually about once a month) and it usually takes a week or longer for the average illness to go away* Any injuries I get take a long time to heal and sometimes they remain red for months* I have many allergies (2 types of trees, grass, dogs, cats, ragweed, dust mites, pollen, mold, penicillin) and I react very badly to mosquito bites (have had some get as big as my fist, average is usually the size of a quarter)* I am short in stature (4' 9" adult female) and had not grown in height since elementary school* I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome* I have eczema and asthma * I may have had chicken pox twice, the second time when I was 16 Thank you for any help.
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