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Rhabdomyolysis, swollen lymph node - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I began college 9 weeks ago and I am two hours away from home. I play basketball for my college and one day about six weeks ago my ankle began hurting after weights. I stopped conditioning after seeing my trainer and I was out for five weeks. The pain did not go away even after spending a week in a boot. The pain is uncommon to me though I have sprained my ankle multiple times and broken it once. It will stop hurting for a couple of days and then for four or five days in a row it is very swollen and painful and there seems to be no source. I began practicing again two weeks ago and I had to go to the ER four days after I started practicing due to a very swollen lymph node. At the ER they found a condition called Rhabdomyolysis which is my skeletal muscles breaking down and releasing a substance into my kidneys, as you probably already know. I have been out of basketball ever since I don't think it is a condition that you are predisposed to again after you do it once though. I have been extremely fatigued lately, my body aches and my ankle has continued to swell and hurt. I am seeing an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow but I was wondering if there could be a connection between all of my problems. Could it possibly be an auto immune disease? My mother has Lupus so I would think I could be predisposed to have one. I have looked it up and I have many common auto immune disease symptoms.
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Doctor :   Ok were any blood tests performed
User :   yes
User :   and my pkc levels were very high
User :   but that's all they said
Doctor :   It needs to confirmed
Doctor :   ANA presence indicates autoimmune disease
User :   what do you mean
Doctor :   I meant in the blood tests ANA presence signifies auto immune disesae
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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