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Old 11-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Bloodwork fine… But something's wrong.


My name is Ashley and I'm a 22 year old full time college student and work full time in a restaurant. Recently my health seems to be declining. About 3 months ago I started feeling sick with flu like symptoms, tired, achy, chills, etc. I finally went to the doctor when I realized my body wasn't kicking whatever was happening on its own. The doctor figured it was mono, and on top of that I had acquired a sinus infection, ear infection, and strep. A week of antibiotics, steroids, and decongestants seemed to work for a couple days.

Symptoms all came back worse than before, and I returned to the doctor. Blood work and urine tests came back normal, with the exception of my WBC being low for the infections and antibodies for both strains of mono. New antibiotics and prednisone were prescribed. Its now been 2 months of back and forth to the doctors and bloodwork, with no answers.

After my first day back to work in months, I came home exhausted with several swollen lymph nodes that were excruciating. Doctor asks for more blood and sends me for a CT scan and ultrasound, which I'm currently waiting on results for. During the ultrasound the doctor seemed concerned about my left kidney, and got a second doctor to come in and look.

I'm sorry for my rant but I am hoping someone might have gone through something similar and can help put my mind at ease. The pathologist said it didn't look like lymphoma but with a lot of my symptoms and online reading I have a nagging feeling. Any info would be appreciated!

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Old 11-29-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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maysee HB User
Re: Bloodwork fine… But something's wrong.

You are not alone. I'm waiting for my insurance to approve my Ct scan. Swollen lymph nodes for 3 months. Been on steroids and every antibiotic under the sun. I'm scared also.

Old 01-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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Re: Bloodwork fine… But something's wrong.

I was diagnosed with indolent non Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009. My symptoms started out flu-like low grade fever, achy, chills and fatigued. It took doctors 3 months to diagnose me. I kept going back telling him something was not right. What threw me was taking an aspirin would break the fever and achy feeling so every time I went in my temp was within normal range but I know something was wrong. Keep an eye on the symptoms. Most people who have been diagnosed with Lymphoma have some or all the common symptoms. Low grade fever that re occurs, achenes, fatigue and especially night sweats. I had light night sweats in the beginning but eventually graduated into full blown change my t-shirt in the middle of the night sweats. If you don't have some of these re occurring symptoms I doubt you have Lymphoma.

Old 01-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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bachjs2222 HB User
Re: Bloodwork fine… But something's wrong.

Dont rely on the internet for your information. It can be (is) very misleading at times.

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