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Old 10-24-2002, 09:19 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
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AddieNorris HB User
Unhappy Complex Mess...need advice...

Ok, here's my doosey...

Medical History:
25 y/o female
Smoker (4yrs)
Obesity (300 lbs)
Fibrocystic Breasts
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy w/Nocturnal Grand Mal Seizures (med controlled w/ Lamictal 150mg/BID absent 2yrs)
Hormone irregularities (Hirsuitism mild, but noticable)
Normal BP/HR

Family's History:
Some Jewish Ancestry
Thyroid Conditions
Diabetes (Adult Onset)
Various Heart Issues (HBP, Bypass, Pacemaker, Massive Heart Attack)


I have recently completed my yearly physical and got my blood test results back today. Everything was normal but two things. Those were that I had ALOT of iron in my blood (it was a VERY dark Red color)and I also had a platelet count of 569. The lady couldn't tell me much, but she did tell me that 140-400 was a normal range and that these were on the "Abnormally High" side. Given all this other mess I've got going for me health-wise, could anyone tell me what this might mean and could it have anything to do with the other conditions I have? A friend of mine told me that I should get checked for OVARIAN CANCER because of my PCOS and hormone chaos and now having this high platelet count and said she read an article about it being a strong indicator of early-onset ovarian cancer! Am I jumping to conclusions? She's got me scared. I want some honest answers and I don't have any insurance to go to the doctor's. My work paid for the physical as part of the pre-employment process. If anyone could offer anything I would greatly appreciate it, it's got me nervous and frankly my doc isn't the least bit helpful without flashing an insurance card in his face.



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Old 10-25-2002, 11:22 AM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Iowa Park,Texas
Posts: 197
SnowyLynne HB User

You maynot want to hear this,but get your weight under control.Since you have type 2 diabetes that can help greatly by losing weight,same with the blood pressure.Thyroid is controled with meds,as with the B/P.There are free clinics you can go to to get started until you have a job&an Ins.card..Good luck.....


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