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No anticoagulants of any kind. No kidney disease. I have been tested recently for scleroderma and everything was normal. In remote past have been tested for lupus and other autoimmune disorders and all have been normal. Just this year I have had new onset of GI problems with abd. distention, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, etc., new onset of intermittent pedal edema,(supposedly caused by too much sodium intake), hysterectomy due to abnormal bleeding, uncontrolled hyperlipidemia, pre-diabetes, bilat. macular hemorrhages supposedly due to coughing from acid reflux and straining with BMs, rash on face, upper chest and upper arms, being treated for rosacea, and now just in last few days, petechiae. Autoimmune d/o seems logical to explain all these sxs but labs are unremarkable. My grandmother had severe RA and her labs were always unremarkable. Is this a common problem, is it likely that I, too, could have false negative results? Could all these problems be related or do I have 50 different problems? None of it makes sense, I cannot figure out why all this is happening all at once, all of a sudden, with no previous problems prior to Jan. 2010. Please give me any ideas for diagnoses that you may have.