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What causes persistent joint pain, fatigue and high blood pressure?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2016
Question: Both of my daughters are having health issues. Both have recently been to doctors and have found out nothing. One of them seems to have fatique all of the time, can't seem to lose weight (she is not overweight but if she tries to loose a few pounds by eating just meat and vegetables, she can do this for a month and lose maybe 2 pounds and it will come right back with the first piece of bread she eats). She also has aching in her joints. Her dad has fibermyalgia and thyroid problems run in the family, but they did blood tests and her thyroid levels seem to be okay. Her blood levels were high on some items that seemed to point to a possible kidney problem. She was advised to go on a strict meat and potato diet for 30 days and gradually reintroduce food items to see if she is having a problem with a particular food group. This has been an ongoing problem for her with the fatigue and joint pains.
The other daughter's problem is new this week. She woke up with what she thought was a neck cramp. Now the cramp has spread to her back and chest. Also, when she goes to the bathroom, she has a burning in her stomach and her one ovary seems to hurt that she had a tubal pregnancy in once and it lead to a severe infection before it was noticed. I don't know if any of her problems are related, but when she went to the doctor they asked her if she could be pregnant and she said she could because she is not taking a prevention (she has had three miscarriages but still would like another child if possible). She did find out that she has a clotting disorder last year. Anyway, since she wasn't positive about the pregnancy thing (she doesn't really think she is), they couldn't do one test. They were going to check to see if she had a urinary tract infection, but she has had that before and knew that wasn't it.
Any suggestions on either of these? Thanks for any input.
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chromosomal analysis needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

She seems to be suffering from inherited chromosomal disorder. This is typically seen in women who have miscarriage and joint pain.

I suggest she needs to see a genetic disease specialist and get blood chromosomes tested. These can typically be solved by analyzing blood chromosomal abnormalities.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya (15 minutes later)
This was actually two questions regarding two different daughters. The first paragraph was about my 27 year old daughter with an on-going problem of fatigue and joint pains continually with a very slow metabolism. The second paragraph was about the second daughter who is 30 years old and her problems are new. She has had the neck, back, chest pains for just a few days. First it started with the neck and now it has spread to the back and chest. It seems like a crick in the neck that has spread. Or it could be from working out. The second daughter is also experiencing burning pain near the ovary where she had the tubal pregnancy when she goes to the bathroom. I doubt these two things are connected in the second daughter. The only reason I wrote is because both have been to the doctor and haven't gotten any answers and I was hoping someone else might think of something.
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
All symptoms appear interrelated to chromosomal abnormality

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for clarification.

1) Pain especially joint pain in both daughters seem to be arising from a common chromosomal abnormality which their father probably had.

2) Even Miscarriage is related to some of these chromosomal abnormalities. Though they are occurring in 2 different persons. These are symptoms of pain and miscarriage appear to be linked to each other and are a part of chromosomal abnormalities.

3) You need to see a genetic specialist for this as it involves different specialties and single doctor will not be able to identify the problem.

Regards

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Brief Answer: Chromosomal analysis needed Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns. She seems to be suffering from inherited chromosomal disorder. This is typically seen in women who have miscarriage and joint pain. I suggest she needs to see a genetic disease specialist and get blood chromosomes tested. These can typically be solved by analyzing blood chromosomal abnormalities. Let me know if you need anymore help. Regards