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Mediastinal anterior mass, frequent infections, kidney stones, IgA protein deficiency that's mild.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2014
  • 00:55 AM

I have suffered with joint pain, chest pain, new high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. Loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing. No positive tests for autoimmune conditions. IgA is 72, not very low but under normal range. I was first diagnosed with that about two years ago. Chest pain led to an ER visit; CT scan found a small mass behind my sternum, an anterior mediastinal mass encapsulated by calcium. I form kidney stones every couple months, and my kidneys are actually calcifying. Physical pain is very bad, especially in chest radiating into my left armpit, joint pain with no swelling. I had sepsis in 1993 from a pseudomonas infection from a kidney stone. Frequent infections since that include staph A, pseudomonas, and who knows what else. Nearly all in kidneys or sinuses. I take more mess than I can count and am very sick anyway. My weight is down to 85 pounds at 5'1.

Please help. No doctor can figure this out. I deeply appreciate any assistance!!

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