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I understand your concern. This same query has been answered by Dr. Aarthi Vazirani, the OBGYN specialist on board. You have asked a follow-up and she will get back to you soon. Specialists sometimes take longer to reply, so kindly wait and she will definitely get back to you.
Thank you for your query.
I have gone through all your reports, and everything seems normal except for high free testosterone, high ALT, and high LDL levels. You said ANA is positive, but I saw in the report, it's stated ANA is negative. If ANA is positive, the diagnosis moves towards autoimmune diseases like SLE, hence we have to be careful during the interpretation.
The symptoms you are experiencing, most likely is from the pill, and should resolve in a few weeks. You have hiatal hernia, which can cause some acid reflux leading to the hot feeling in the throat. I will advise you to use Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg twice daily and let me know if the hot feeling in the throat disappears. Regarding the symptoms, it should resolve in a couple of weeks time. Apart from that, reports wise, you are in great shape.
Patient replied :
i dont see this being just from getting of bc. it seems as if i have some autoimmune disorder. i have tested positive for this now. the last time i went to the rheumy, she said it was negative, but i hear that its hard to diagnose this. anyway, the one test as you can see in my blood work is slightly elevated, the antiphospholipid, which is part of lupus.. the doctor said she will retest me on this, but i an thinking this is more than just coming off bc. I feel like i should have never stopped them. ever since i stopped them, i have been having issues. i dont feel like myself. i hate it. i want my old self back. i also keep worrying myself that this is something more serious, which is not helping me and the way i have been feeling. i had blood work done the other day, and my wbc count was at 3.7. this is extremely low for me, since my other blood work has been in the 7-8 range. the other doctor said this was normal, that wbc fluctuates, but i dont kno how it can go so low. can you commment on this? the lab range was 3.4-10.8 so it wasnt flagged, but i feel like this is low.
Can I please see the report where ANA is positive?
Regarding the wbcs, yes they can range from 3,400 to 10,800, and as long as it is within that range, it is really nothing to be worried about.
I can understand there has been a drastic drop, but it is still within the normal range.
We need to be patient and wait for a few weeks, to see if the symptoms subside. If it is because of the pill, it will gradually subside and the hormonal imbalance will rectify itself. Regarding the autoimmune disease, it is possible, but i request you to kindly upload the report where ANA is positive.