I’m a male 39 Yrs with no workout and prior smoker (smoked for 10 yrs a pack a day, quit 2 yrs ago.)
Peanut Sized benign cyst removed from back .
Urologist noticed slightly enlarged prostate & microscopic blood in urine, but didn’t pursue further diagnosis, because of my young age at the time. Recommended drinking more water.
Severe Strep Throat treated with antibiotics for a month. Some mild pain in bones and mild internal fever persisted after strep throat. Dr in India after some basic tests diagnosed it as rheumatic fever and rheumatic arthritis. Put me on penicillin
for 1 month. Upon return to USA, rheumatologist did testing and ruled out both RF & RA. The feverish feeling and pain in bones disappeared slowly.
3 abscesses in different parts of body removed through incision. (one under each under arm and 1 in rectal area)
The perirectal abscess turned out to be a rectal fistula and got surgically removed.
Broken tooth and slowly developed mild ear pain. Dentist gave antibiotic for ear and did root canal.
Started working out and very quickly had bone pain in lower legs (visited ortho and he ruled out any complications and said it is shin splints). Some rest and the pain is gone.
With the workout also started feeling pain in pelvic region and testicles. Visited urologist. CT scan result is clean and the pain also went away with resting without workout for a week. Urologist still noticed traces of blood in urine.
Ear pain persisted, slowly the same side of neck and throat started feeling sore. Visited ENT and used antacids and more antibiotic for about a month under ENT supervision. Ear pain, one side of throat & neck soreness persisted. Neurologist performed some tests and ruled out any abnormalities with nervous system. CT Scan with ENT revealed a big cyst (3.5 cm long) in lower jaw. Surgically removed the cyst and the cyst turned out benign.
Between the first ENT and Surgery it was roughly 3 months. Lost about 8 pounds in the 3 months and started to feel dizzy every now and then. Lost another 5 pounds after surgery (was on liquid diet for a week and still on semi solid diet).
Ear pain, neck and throat soreness started disappearing after month of dental surgery.
Currently 1 month after surgery, the following are my symptoms
• I’m feeling mildly fatigued.
• Dizziness when moving head in standing position.
• Mild pain in bones of feet and palms when used (standing or using fingers to type for long periods)
• Weight loss (8 pounds before surgery)
My concerns/questions are
• Given so many recurrence of abscesses, cysts, fistula –
o Does that mean any underlying immune system issues?
o How do I go about diagnosing the underlying root causes?
o What are some of possible diseases that could cause these recurrences?
• Weight loss, Mild fatigue
& Occasional Dizziness -
o What could these symptoms mean?
o What should I be getting diagnosed for to identify the root cause?
Please let me know if any additional details would add value in helping me answer my questions.