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  • #16
    CBC is general bloodwork to assess your overall organ function. This does not test for any TC markers. Dark urine, bacteria in urine can mean a urinary tract infection or a kidney infection. These things would give you symptoms and make you feel pretty lousy but are easily cured with antibiotics. You need bloodwork for AFP, LDH and HCG specifically if you are looking for TC markers. You also need to see a specialist, not an ER doc or nurses, to examine you. You need a proper work up. It sounds like you have literally worried yourself sick and that does absolutely no good. Ask your parents to make an appointment for you with a specialist and try to stop obsessing.

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    • #17
      Please go see a Urologist. Update us.
      Son Grant
      dx 12/21/16 at age 17

      BEP x3
      Post Chemo CT Scan on 3/28/17 still showed a few nodes over 2 cm
      2nd Post Chemo CT Scan on 4/27/17 showed all nodes still over 2cm
      Post Chemo RPLND 5/8/17: Periaortic Teratoma, Intraaorticaval Teratoma, and Paracaval Teratoma found.
      Grant is enjoying his senior year in High School Cancer Free!

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      • #18
        So I went back to the hospital and explained the symptoms, abdominal pain, constipation (I had this forever and they said to buy those powder laxative things), sore throat, kinda coughing, etc. They said its probably an infection or virus thing and if it doesn't go away, they will do an ultrasound or something. Around 2 days ago when I went like 2 doctors did a psychical exam, pressed on my stomach area, checked for swelling in the testicles, chext x-ray, etc. They all said everything looked good and yesterday another nurse did a physical again. They checked my pulse and blood pressure and said it was lower than yesterday, they did the urine thing again and they said it was concentrated and had like protein in it, so the doctors told me to see if all the symptoms and stuff get better in about a week, if they don't then I have to go back and they will do an ultrasound.

        Also my appetite is kinda better now.. all these symptoms are probably because of stress or I may be getting sick.

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        • #19
          So I went back to the hospital and explained the symptoms, abdominal pain, constipation (I had this forever and they said to buy those powder laxative things), sore throat, kinda coughing, etc. They said its probably an infection or virus thing and if it doesn't go away, they will do an ultrasound or something. Around 2 days ago when I went like 2 doctors did a psychical exam, pressed on my stomach area, checked for swelling in the testicles, chext x-ray, etc. They all said everything looked good and yesterday another nurse did a physical again. They checked my pulse and blood pressure and said it was lower than yesterday, they did the urine thing again and they said it was concentrated and had like protein in it, so the doctors told me to see if all the symptoms and stuff get better in about a week, if they don't then I have to go back and they will do an ultrasound. Also my appetite is kinda better now.. all these symptoms are probably because of stress or I may be getting sick.

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          • #20
            Sounds more like a UTI to me. I would want to be seen by a urologist.

            Dave
            Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
            Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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