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Offline leah2013

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Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« on: May 06, 2014, 08:43:36 AM »
I have low iron in my blood and I am borderline anemic. My WBC is one point low. My gamily doctor said I should see a hematologist because I can't tolerate oral iron due to my IC and IBS. I am so scared the hematologist will find something really terrible with me as I am scared of lupus and other autoimmune diseases. I will discuss that with him today but I am panicking over more blood work.
I wish I could shut down this HA. It's ruining my life.
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 09:14:24 AM »
Good luck!  Odds are you're just anemic.  Horses, not zebras, etc.  It's pretty common in women. 
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 09:59:07 AM »
Wish you the best of luck, hope you get answers today - good ones of course! Update us.
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 10:22:09 AM »
Best wishes for a good appt today!  I'm right there with ya (but on Thurs for me)!
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 02:21:21 PM »
I saw a hematologist/oncologist a week ago. I was scared but it went well. They ran lots of blood tests and she allayed my fears a bit. I was relieved also to be going cause this brings me a step closer to finding answers. :) think of it that way.
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 02:31:53 PM »
I saw a hematologist/oncologist a week ago. I was scared but it went well. They ran lots of blood tests and she allayed my fears a bit. I was relieved also to be going cause this brings me a step closer to finding answers. :) think of it that way.

Thanks yes I should look at it that way. Why did you go to the hematologist for?
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 07:46:36 PM »
I've had night sweats for 6 months but no fatigue or weight loss. I've actually gained 13lbs since last July 0.0
All the tumor marker tests and everything keep coming back normal. Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound, normal. Chest X-ray. Normal. So far no answers :( I worry about cancer especially lymphoma. My doc says if I had lymphoma and the night sweating for 6 months was a symptom, I'd be quite sick right now. Now I'm going to hopefully get full chest, abdominal, and pelvic mris soon to really show me that there's nothing bad in there!
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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 09:10:23 PM »
My appointment with the hematologist went very well!!! She eased my fears for lupus and my blood counts are better! My WBC is normal now yay!!!
I am slightly anemic and that's it. She will give me 5 iron infusions. I feel so much better now! Thanks for your support!!!

Allytiel90, good luck with all your tests!

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Re: Going to the hematologist today... scared!
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 10:00:47 PM »
That is fantastic news!!!
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