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a bit scared

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 17, 2006
  • 03:14 AM

im a 17 year old male and im very worried about my symptoms in the last 6 months
ive had gross oedema swelling of the legs abdomen and face
and enlarged lymph nodes everywhere from the collar bone up
my energy is depleted and ive now got a constant sore spot in the left tonsil area of the throat
i sometimes have a mild metallic taste in my mouth
can anyone help as i don't want to go to the doctors without substantial cause

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  • Because you are very worried, you should go. Because you have significant symptoms, such as the swelling and lymph node issues, you should go. Are you concerned about money? If so, there are programs to help with that. There are also free clinics in most cities and many small towns. It is much better to see a doctor and find out it's something small that can be fixed than to not go and find out when it's pretty far along that you could have fixed it if you'd come in earlier. And, this could be serious. I would go to an urgent care clinic immediately. Men are notorious for not wanting to go to the doctor. Don't be part of an stereotype. Do what is sensible today.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 08:19 AM
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  • as for the metallic taste in your mouth part...i would be looking at looking for possible heavy metal in your body...there are test available that will check for that...it could even explain the other symtoms as well...i would for sure go to the Doctor
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 04:13 AM
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