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Can you help me put some context to your post? what are you experiencing? Why did you see Rheumatology?
Hi there, I'm sorry you're feeling flustered. Understandably so. It's very common for doctors to move through patients very quickly, and not take the necessary time to explain or listen or console. It's not easy to hear "I'm not sure" from doctors, and very few doctors explain the process of trying to figure out what the right diagnosis is. This can all provoke lots of anxiety and fear. This, unfortunately, is quite common. And can be very upsetting to anyone!
Thank you for providing the updated information.
Have you been given any medications for these veins?
What other blood tests or lab values have you received, can you copy them for me?