In October 2008, I had been unconscious for 2+ days, found unconscious by my son, rushed to the E.R., regained consciousness a few days later (but basically unable to move, etc), and was (finally!) diagnosed through an MRI of having had a stroke:eek:. Even though they run in my family, I was only 46, so the hematologist that I went to see a few months later determined that I had an inherited condition called prothrombin gene mutation(which basically means that your blood clots a lot more than the average person). I have been on coumadin (a blood thinner) since the time of the stroke and I have been in and out of the hospital for the blood being too thin too many times to count. Recently, I collapsed at my boyfriend's house, and he rushed me to the hospital and I needed 5 units of blood and a few units of plasma(I weigh 110lbs). Since there was no external bleeding, after many tests, they determined that I had an ulcer and/or various very thin blood elsewhere in my body.
My hematologist checked my clotting factor (I have not resumed coumadin and am taking prilosec for the ulcer) and it was normal. He then wanted to review the MRI from 2008 which diagnosed the stroke without giving me a reason, and wanted to see me in 3 weeks to discuss the thoughts/conclusions. Today, his nurse called and said that he wanted me to have a CT scan on Friday. I told the nurse that I wanted to know why he wanted me to have this test(she will call me back tomorrow, but the answer may be vague because he may be hypothysizing what has been going wrong since the "stroke" in2008. I am very worried, confused and frustrated since I may have been trying to recover from some disease or diseases that I may not even have. Any ideas? HELP!
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