Re: Test Results "Normal"?!?
I have learned with my own long search for what is happening to me that each person that reads lab MRI CT etc. results have their idea of what is normal. For 5 years I have had MS like symptoms but the dozen or so MRI's I had showed normal. One year ago I took all of my actual films to a new MS doctor she pointed out the progression of spots forming on my brain, increasing in number each year. The written reports that went along with those films read normal and did not mention any spots (the folks that read my reports later stated that the spots were not the right size or shape for MS therefore they did not find it important nor note worthy). The same with my lab work, I found that I have a very low platelet and white blood count from getting copies and reading for my self. When questioned my doctor revealed that I also have Mono and the low blood count and enlarged spleen are probably due to that (since I may have MS this info was not important because I wasn't expected to have cancer or anything like that). But the point of the story, get copies of everything that you have done and read. The best advice I ever got was from a former boss "GO LOOK", don't count on others to do their job, count on you to make sure that the job is done, go look for your self. Then if you find words or terms that you don't understand go to some place like ***** and look them up. Sometimes a busy doctor or his office will stick your reports in the file before they are fully read. You may be amazed at what your blood work tells you that nobody shares with you.