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I just need an answer.

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  • Posted By: Basshunter
  • May 22, 2011
  • 04:40 AM

Hello everyone, I don't feel comfortable saying my name, so I'll just go by basshunter. I have been in and out of the doctors office for more then 3 years now. I'm a 16 year old who looks rather 12-14 years old. I have taken many test and all came out negative, they were all normal. I have low blood count, red cells and white cells, also the platelets are low. I have done a variety of different tests to see why this is, and all the tests came out normal. I have been going through this for well over 3 years. I'm 5 feet which is not normal for the average height of a 16 year old. I have done a test for growing hormones and that as well came out normal. This meant I couldn't take the hormones because they are very expensive and I didn't need them. I'm also very skinny, about 76 pounds which is below average as well. I have little tiny red spots at times around my arms and chest or feet, not a lot. I have done a bone marrow test, and that as well came out normal. The doctor said it could be Leukemia or HIV, so I did the test. They both came out negative, that was a relief. I have done many more test, I can not remember all but these are the ones I can actually recall. I just want to know what is wrong with me? Why am I so short and skinny? Why are my blood counts low? I eat healthy, I work out, and I'm a normal teenager who goes to HS. If you have any answers I would really appreciate it! Thank you all for your time and sorry for such a long post. Side note: Doctor said "Sorry, we just don't have answers for you" so he told us to make another appointment and check the results of my blood test that I took the last time I was in the doctor's office.

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  • you're 16 man, keep taking those tests just to make sure that you don't have anything that serious (pulling for you on that) and just give it time. You've got a solid 5 years left, maybe you're just a late bloomer. Try to stress less it might help. and maybe try and do some of the things you want to do with your life now just in case you know, it turns out positive one day. 1 day at a time that's all you can live by.best of luck to ya
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