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connection my primary care, GI, & hematologist are missing?

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Could there be a connection my primary care, GI, & hematologist are missing?

Type 2 Diabetes diagnosed Nov 2011. Put on glyburide & metformin then taken off metformin and my birth control pill due to a small adenoma on my liver found Apr 2012. Put on insulin.

Autoimmune Pancreatitis diagnosed Apr 2012. Hospitalized f4 days in Mar. Apr ended up back in the ER. I don't drink alcohol regularly and there were no gallstones. My GI wasn't sure of the cause of the recurring pancreatitis. Put on prednisone until June then was put on azathioprine. Hospitalized again in July for 4 day; put on nortriptyline for nerve pain.

July 2012 had an abscess in the groin area. May 2013 my period disappeared. October 2013 my GYN gave me medroxyprogesterone acetate to restart my cycle.October 2013 abscess reappeared, was drained and packed by a surgeon.

April 2014 diagnosed with anemia due to iron deficiency. Had 2 doses of feraheme IV therapy.

Abscess has appeared in the same spot again. Connections?


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replied April 25th, 2014
Diagnostic Techniques, Treatments Answer A46866
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Recurring abscesses has only one likely possibility, compromised immune status. Plus diabetes might be out of control as diabetes leads to prolonged healing process and abscesses may develop secondary to some infection.Rest the pancreatic and gynecologic trouble are separate entities. You need a good endocrinologist to maintain your Diabetes in check and iron deficiency anemia is most likely due to chronicity of diseases you are having. It is called anemia of chronic disease. It needs management. A complete clinical correlation is advised for a better assessment and connection of dots.
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