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I am a 22 year old female and have had these symptoms for a

few weeks now. I have...
I am a 22 year old female and have had these symptoms for a few weeks now. I have a swollen lymph node under my jaw on the right side, my throat hurts when I swallow. I am bruising easily, have headaches, my body aches, joints ache and what my husband calls "hot clashes". I went to the dr today and they did a strep and mono test, both came back negative my CBC came back with a slightly high white blood cell count, and a low platelet count. They put me on antibiotics to see if maybe I had an infection that may help. I have had no fever, no cough, no mucus, or congestion. I just feel as if the antibiotics probably won't help, what should I be talking to my dr about?
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Dr. Natasha :

hello

Dr. Natasha :

are you there/

Dr. Natasha :

please enter the chat

Dr. Natasha :

have you had a thyroid test?

Dr. Natasha :

Did you have a coagulation profile?

Dr. Natasha :

Did you have a rheumatoid panel?

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : I've had a thyroid test done in the past and it came back normal...
JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : Coagulation panel? Not that I. Aware of
Dr. Natasha :

when was the thyroid test

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : Around the time I was pregnant with my daughter about 2-3 years ago
JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : Rheumatoid panel... Again, not that I'm aware of.
Dr. Natasha :

thanks

Dr. Natasha :

well, I am trying to think of other tests if your antibiotics don't help and that may be causing your symptoms

Dr. Natasha :

for one, if you are bruising easily, they should check your clotting factors and bleeding time

Dr. Natasha :

Joint and body aches may be caused by autoimmune disease- check rheumatoid panel

Dr. Natasha :

and any body and joint aches should have a repeat thyroid test if not done in the last 2 months

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : They said the low platelet count may be why I am bruising easily....they felt of my calves to see if there was any tenderness, I have no clue why. Other then that they didn't mention anything other then putting me on the antibiotics and go from there.
Dr. Natasha :

Well, often this is all caused by a virus

Dr. Natasha :

But if you don't feel better after the medication, the tests above are the ones I would ask for

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : The swollen lymph node has been this way for a few weeks and the other symptoms have been several weeks.
Dr. Natasha :

well, then you can ask for them now

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : What exactly are those tests for?
Dr. Natasha :

bruising easily, they should check your clotting factors and bleeding time

Dr. Natasha :



Joint and body aches may be caused by autoimmune disease- check rheumatoid panel



Dr. Natasha :

body and joint aches should have a repeat thyroid tes

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : I'm asking what these tests will show?
Dr. Natasha :

Clotting factors and bleeding time will show if you have a bleeding disorder

Dr. Natasha :

Rheumatoid panel is for autoimmune disease- will show if you have lupus, etc

Dr. Natasha :

Thyroid test will show if you have hypothyroidism

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : My husband did some research of his own...he is wondering about cancers...
Dr. Natasha :

That is always a possibility

Dr. Natasha :

generally cancer does not cause body ache and joint aches

Dr. Natasha :

it causes weight loss, night sweats, fevers

Dr. Natasha :

you don't really have the signs or symptoms consistent with this

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : Ok. Thank you
Dr. Natasha :

you are welcome

Dr. Natasha :

I will check in with you in 2 weeks to see how you are doing

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : Thank you. I appreciatethat.
Dr. Natasha :

did I provide you with excellent service? :-)?

Dr. Natasha :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-l5p25ley- : Sorry. Yes maam
Dr. Natasha :

ok :-)

Dr. Natasha :

will chat in 2 weeks :)

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