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Old 03-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Should I Press for More Tests?

Since Jan I've been dealing with some weird health problems. I've been exhausted for most of the last 10 years but recently I'm finding it even more difficult to get out of bed in the mornings, no matter what time I fall asleep the night before.

In Jan I started getting mysterious bruising up and down my legs. It started with a huge bruise on my left calf that made my lower leg swell up and I had two tennis ball sized bruises a little below my knee on my calf. I specifically remember looking at my legs the night before the bruise showed up (because I had super dry skin and put cream on my legs) and there was nothing there. It wasn't even sore or tender. The next morning I woke up with two huge bruises and it was so painful. After that I started getting tiny little bruises up and down my legs every few days but nothing as bad as the first problem with my leg.

Now, a few days ago I woke up again with three huge bruises that looked almost like slash marks on my thigh. Again, I'd seen my thigh the night before and it was fine, nothing hurt. I went to bed and woke up with the bruises (and I know I didn't hit anything and it was in such a weird pattern that I can't even imagine what I WOULD have hit to make the mark, anyway).

I had blood tests done in Jan after the first bruise but all 4 doctors I saw said not to worry, even though they couldn't explain the bruising. But a few days ago, when I got these second set of huge bruising I had more blood work done and compared them to Jan's result. some things have gone up and some things have gone down, but the one's with the biggest changes were my WBC which has almost dropped to the 'low range' and my neutrophils which were on the lower end of normal in Jan but have now dropped low enough to be classified as 'too low.' (My lymphocytes also shot up dramatically).

I'm not suggesting I have anything super awful (I'm not a fan of when people ask other's who have been diagnosed with something big if they also have that, because I can only imagine what people who do have cancer are going through and I don't want to minimize that by suggesting my little problem is the same as cancer, etc.) But I have no one else to ask about this because I've now seen 6 doctors and the last one missed the low neutrophil count when he went over the results with me. So I'm just feeling like no one is taking this seriously and I was just wondering if anyone else had an opinion? I just want to know if I should request more tests or just ignore it and not worry about the little things.

I didn't know where else to post this, but thanks to anyone who does answer (or can point me in a direction that might help me find answers!)

 
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