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I am a 33 y/o female. I have had a temp of 100-101 for 6 yrs with numbness in extremeties, pallor, fatigue, enlarged liver and spleen, my hair falls out, attention is gone, Labs mostly normal- mag, and K+ low, white count high, anemic. TSH and T4 normal. I have chest pain every evening- BP in am is 120/70 pm is 122/94.
I have had MRI (brain-normal), EMG (diminished conduction), Sleep study( I spent longer than usual in "stage4"). not sure if it is related, but detached retina. I spent 5 years on a 5,000 calories/day diet to maintain 110 lbs (6ft 5 in), too tired to do it anymore, but have not lost anymore weight. I have a lump in my breast and the nipple bleeds/ cytology report says ok- doc left it at that. I am dizzy frequently. Thyroid is large, occipital nodes large and rock hard. petechia on chest and hands. neck hurts and thoracic spine. very limited ROM- can not even touch knees. It all started 2 weeks after my c-section- could that be related? What specialty do I try? Thx


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replied January 26th, 2011
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Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

From the history that has been provided, you need attention from multiple medical specialties.

For evaluation of your current symptoms, a physical examination and consultation with a physician will be needed.

Additional investigations to help diagnosis will include:
1. Basic blood tests, a peripheral blood smear (to evaluate your anemia)
2. liver function tests, and a liver ultrasound - to evaluate your liver enlargement.
3. Serology tests to rule out SLE,
4. Thyroid function tests - to check your thyroid status.
5. Breast ultrasound or a mammogram - to evaluate your breast lumps.
6. A ocular slit lamp examination - for your eyes.

Regular physiotherapy and fitness improving exercises can help your mobility issues.

Additional consultation with a endocrinologist, rheumatologist, a ophthalmologist and a gastroenterologist may be needed depending on the severity of your symptoms.

I hope this helps.



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