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Lymes Spine Feels Bruised
I have a round bruise on my back that wont go away with a dot in the center could this be a sign of Lyme ?
Could be: It could be but it could also be a fixed drug eruption. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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I am worried I have Lyme disease. I can't get the tick all the way out, & I have a pooling bruise in a ring round it. I called my Dr & he's not there?
See details: Then go to the ER if you are concerned. ...Read more
I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?
I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. it does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.
I am experiencing tick bite and bruising. The following also describes me: Painful swollen joints. What should I do? The bruising is next to the bite but not a surrounding and not the bullseye that is commonly seen with lyme disease
Should I be tested for leukemia¿ Wbc 15x 6 yrs, abdominal bruising, lymph swelling, musc fatigue, frequent BV, Malaise. Neg for HIV, lymes disease.
What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme,hernia,Celiac,heart,tongue,ear,neck,finger,fog,torso,tick bumps/bruising, problems?
Write it down: You can prepare for a visit by writing down any symptom or set of symptoms/findings in an organized way.Include when they started, any things that you think alter the intensity,anything you have done that helped. Make up a comprehensive list, review it to make sure you have it all. Have a trusted friend readmit to see if it is clear and concise.Hand it to the nurse or tech before the visit. ...Read more
Diagnosis help: for 6 wks I had sore, dull ache in my neck and along my spine. Also I have numbness and pain on sole of left ft. Lyme titers were neg.
Need evaluation: You need to see your physician to clarify the involvement. I doubt Lyme but think more of a type of neurological involvement ...Read more
Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.
How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. We need age, country or state, and gender. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more
I have a tick bite that is 5 days old. It's mildly tender, mildly itchy and looks like a large mosquito bite. I'm not in a Lyme disease region.
Tick borne illnesses: include many things besides just Lyme. However, most often, a local reaction to a tick bite is simply inflammation; an expanding, red area of tenderness can be cellulitis (a skin infection, often caused by staph bacteria). If it is worsening or you develop a fever, please seek medical attention for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My test came back with IGM 23 band Present and Abnormal. My DR. says I don't have Lyme. That it is an old Lyme. But I feel like I'm dying everyday.
Not unusual: Whether or not your Lyme disease was treated early or late in is common to have significant late manifestations, commonly musculoskeletal pain. You can feel like you have the worst viral infection ever. You should consult with your family physician and possibly get a referral to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
What is the best Lyme disease test? I've had the basic blood test done, came back negative, but is there a more thorough test to rule it out?
Thorough WesternBlot: The screen many doctors use, the elisa, only detects about half of those with lyme. A much more sensitive and specific test is the western blot, but i strongly advise doing this through ignenex in palo alto, a specialty lab, as the test offered by most other labs does not include tests for antibodies to the 31 & 34 kda antigens, which are the most specific antigens for lyme! please see my comment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long time Lyme (yes I'm sure), caused hormonal imbalances. Necessary to treat hormones, or will ridding of Lyme n co's bring them back in line?
No: Others may argue this point but i firmly believe a positive lyme screen and western blot is essential for the diagnosis. ...Read more
Had a lymes test weeks ago, now been called back to give more blood for another test, why would that be? Thought 2 tier testing was done with 1 sample
Hard to say: Sometimes the initial specimen is mislabeled or contaminated and they must start over. It may also have been submitted for the wrong test and the error became evident.Whatever the reason, I would not overthink it. ...Read more
within week: The test can be performed rapidly, with results within a day of the lab receiving it. Reporting is another matter. ...Read more
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