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Lots of tests- no answer

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  • Posted By: 2SICK4WORDS
  • January 26, 2009
  • 08:02 PM

Hi Everybody!

I am new to this forum, but it looks like everyone on here provides great information and a lot of help.

I am a 37yr old mother of three and I own a medical billing company in Indiana and have been in business for 7 years. I am always and have always been "on the go" and never had any serious medical health hx. In June of '08 I had my annual GYN exam and was told at that time that I had some lymphadenopathy. (I originally scheduled this exam because I hadn't been feeling well). Since that time I have had a plethera of sx and tests and still do not know what the problems are: I'll list my symptoms and then the tests and results:
1. Daily Fever (my normal is 96.7-97.1) 99.2 - 101.0 degrees daily
2. Extreme Fatigue
3. Lymphadenopathy
4. Nipple Discharge from Rt breast
5. H.Pylori Positive (Have been for over 9 years) very rare upper GI symtoms)
6. Change in bowel movements, mucous and blood in the stool at times
7. Strange/acute onset of drug allergies
8. Chronic Sinusits, blood and bright green mucous
Since all of this I have had a mammo, and a duct biopsy of the breast, a EGD and a colonoscopy all which were nl, with the exception of the H Pylori. I have had a mono spot and a strep test which were negative. I had a sinus CT which was nl, (my turbinates were sl swollen). I have had a BCP, CBC, and recently electrolytes, all which are pretty well nl. I am still waiting on the ANA and just got back my TSH which is 0.43 and in June it was 1.44. Same reference labs. Could my Thyroid make all of this happen......also the MD found what she thought was a 2.5cm mass on my spleen, but the tech who did the ultrasound felt that it was nl.......Please, I feel like I am loosing my mind, everything keeps coming back inconclusive but I just keep getting sicker and sicker.......I just cannot keep going on like this.......I just want to know what's wrong and try to get it fixed! One MD that I saw felt like this was all stress related! I didn't realize that stress could cause a fever! I really am a very optimistic person, but I need a little hope! Before all of this--I was almost never, ever ill and could push through just about anything! I almost never complained about feeling tired or run down.
Thanks so much for everyone's help and input!

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  • GEEZ..............sounds like you have been through the mill..........how about thorough thyroid testing including parathyroid......and have you had any previous CT's done? There's a whole lot more tests out there that need to be evaluated before an adequate dx may be made....keep the faith!
    2SICK4WORDS 2 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 01:22 AM
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  • GEEZ..............sounds like you have been through the mill..........how about thorough thyroid testing including parathyroid......and have you had any previous CT's done? There's a whole lot more tests out there that need to be evaluated before an adequate dx may be made....keep the faith! I think that there is a whole lot more testing that needs to occur before a final answer may be reached. I would defintely say that a really well rounded Int. Med MD needs to intervine........Every pt is different and tthose signs and symptoms need to correlate to each and every patient differently........Good luck!
    2SICK4WORDS 2 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 01:24 AM
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