I have for the last three years experienced strange if vague symptoms. It started with enlarged lymph nodes and all doctors involved (including hematologist/oncologist) thought that surgical biopsy would offer the best means of diagnosis. The lymph nodes were diagnosed as having "reactive hyperplasia" and in a ct scan last month appear to have resolved themselves. For the last year I have had bowel troubles, mysterious swelling in my hip and calf as well as pain in my groin area (where the lymph nodes were enlarged). Four months ago, eye pain, persistent nausea and pain on my left side just below my rib cage and right below my clavicle joined the symphony of symptoms. Two days ago my right upper arm started having sharp pain accompanied by swelling that does not change with tylenol or with motion.
My hematologist/oncologist has released me from his care, my primary care physician thought my symptoms to be viral, an infectious disease specialist and all diagnostic testing proved other wise and he seems to not care to try to further determine what is wrong.
I am 31 and feel like while I am falling apart physically, these doctors seem to think that I am too young for there to be anything physiologically wrong with me.
I think I either need a new pcp who'll be my advocate, not my adversary in determining what is wrong with me or to find a specialist who can help.
Anyone have any ideas for either of those pursuits? I live in maryland.
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replied January 19th, 2018
Welcome to e health forum.

From the history you seem to have a lot of medical symptoms, all of which have been evaluated in one way or the other by doctors and have found to be normal.

This would be a indicator that your symptoms are more of a functional nature, which is more common in patients with anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue disorders, or other psychiatric mood disorders.

Hence it would be highly recommended that you consult with a psychiatrist and this might help to manage your life better.



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