My daughter, 17, is suffering from; leg muscle cramps?



 

We are frustrated, in and out of doctors offices for 3 months now. My daughter, 17, is suffering from; leg muscle cramps (12 months plus, relieved with iron, doctor told us to take her off the iron because of nausea, now the cramps are back, immediately after stopping iron), daily outbreaks of hives, diarrhea, nausea with vomiting, low grade fever, and, a new symptom, heartburn. She must have given over a quart of blood for tests so far. All the Doctors tell us is that the blood work was fine, and leave it at that. Her white cell count has been high, a couple of times. She has been treated with antibiotics, iron supplements and calcium supplements. In fact, when the vomiting and diarrhea started, we were told, “It probably isn’t even related.” even though these were symptoms they seem to really be concerned about at first, almost relieved when we told them no. The nausea has always been there, with occasional vomiting, the frequent vomiting is a new development.

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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
I can think of only 2 possibilities
No1 splenomegaly (enlarged spleen)
No2 chronic kidney disease, more specific ( renal acidosis )
Ask your doctor to explore both possibilities
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi,
Sorry for your daughter’s suffering.
From her history i assume she may be suffering one of either crohn’s disease or celiac disease as both of them are mal absorption diseased those gives same signs and symptoms with iron deficiency due to inability of the body to absorb iron well and that causes of course anaemia and leg cramps.
A Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG-IgA) test should be done .
A colonoscopy and a biopsy should be considered to exclude crohns disease.

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Is she being still given antibiotics?
Is she checked for Iron deficiency or just supplemented?
Is she checked for any food intolerance?
Is she checked for stomach infection?
Please upload her reports..

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