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I am a 46 yr old female with hypertension. I was seen a

I am a 46 yr old female with hypertension. I was seen a month ago by my pcp and had blood work done due to some symptoms I have been having and my WBC count was 24.9 after being prescribed with prednisone. Now 30 days later my level has decreased to 12.3 but my physician feels I need to see a hematologist. My levels are know to run high over the years. I just don't want to feel like I wasting time and money if this isn't something to really be concerned aboutJA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?Customer: last weekJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: yes there is family history of high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and esrd

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My son is out of the country and broke out in a full body

My son is out of the country and broke out in a full body rash. Dengue fever tests were normal, but his monocytes are high and leukocytes low. (12.5 and 3.83, respectively). What might this be?JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?Customer: No fever--tested because of rash.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Mononuclrosis at age 12, age 29 now.

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I have flushing and hot flashes at random, sometimes when I

I have flushing and hot flashes at random, sometimes when I drink alcohol, and always if I drink water, juice or anything. . . and sometimes for no reason. I am 13 years post menopause, and this recurrence began about 12 weeks ago.I am slowly developing plaque-like hives around my waistline. I had "shingles" 5 years ago, but this bears no resemblance. An allergist performed every stick-test he could do and found me free from any allergies. My persistent cough appears to be due to esophageal diverticulae.So, what's with these skin lesions? No new medicine has been introduced, nor any new food products.I am under moderate stress secondary to my relentless cough (x 1 year +) and demanding job. All I need is one more misery.Thank you.

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I have developed a horrible taste in my mouth that is

I have developed a horrible taste in my mouth that is happening more frequently and lasting longer, this has been going on for 3 or 4 weeks. I have several problems, some have been with me for a lifetime some for years. I am not a hypochondriac and I hate having things wrong with me it is making my life more and more limited and miserable. I have allergies and asthma, I was diagnosed with BOS, and have been having a problem with dry mouth which they think it may be sjogrens syndrome due to accompanying symptoms but I have not been tested for it. I have problems with my joints, have had one knee replaced and the other one needs replacing.I have had surgery on one of my shoulders and major TMJ surgery. The meniscuses in my joints seem to be disappearing.For years I have had increasing problems with blisters in my mouth that are caused by acidic and hot foods: vinegar, citrus fruit, hot peppers, and pepper. But right now the horrible taste in my mouth is the hardest to live with. It affects the taste of food, Ive tried everything I could think of, repeated teeth brushing, mouth wash, salt water. HELP!JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?Customer: No tooth pain but lots of dental problems throughout my life.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I think I covered most of it.

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Am waking up very tired and weak in the morning, Very hungry

Hello Am waking up very tired and weak in the morningJA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?Customer: Very hungry and like empty stomachJA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: No vomiting or nausea. But since 3 days nowJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: PCOS and hypoglycaemia but my sugar levels is perfecf

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I have been suffering vertigo for over 12 months now I've

Hi I have been suffering vertigo for over 12 months now I've had multiple tests done that always come back clear, I have sleep SJA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?Customer: Sorry that was sleep app and my teeth ache a littleJA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?Customer: About 2 years ago no swelling and that ache is only recentJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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I was diagnosed with what they thought was fibromyalgia.

Hi I was diagnosed with what they thought was fibromyalgia. However I have had sesame seed liking things in my stool for years. Now I have sore stomach ibs water retention and itching under my skin. Could this be a parasite ?JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?Customer: Yes. My nails terrible. I started juice plus and that helped but cAme off it and nails bad. Crawling sensation under skin stiffness. Forgetful etcJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No just really bad ibs, numbness like pins and needles, stiffness, bad water retention, had what I thought was food poisoning about three weeks ago but had these symptoms for three years just ignored it then my doc thought it was Fibromyalgia

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Dr. My neurologist ordered a series of blood test for my

Dr. My neurologist ordered a series of blood test for my condition, what is anImmunogixation, serum rest, with immunoglobulin, G A M, qm serum. I see normal ranges posted, but what does this detect?

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My son is 5. Symptoms are frequent burning urination and

My son is 5. Symptoms are frequent burning urination and itchy all over with no visible signs of rash. He has been cleared of diabetes and UTI.JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?Customer: A couple of weeks now. I put lotion on him but he is still itchyJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Im worried he could have been exposed to sexual mistreatment. But physically there are no signs of abuse.

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