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the pain around the elbow area could be a trigger point for fibromyalgia.
I'm sure your rheumatology doctors have tested for autoimmune diseases
you need to make sure you have been tested for lyme disease and for rheumatoid arthritis as well.
AST of 800 is very high.
you need more testing to check for hepatitis inflammation as well.
Thanks Doctor. Should the ASO return to normal levels after a while? I never recalled having a strep throat - is it possible to have a strep throat but not feel symptoms?
the ASOT liver enzyme should return to normal.
but high ASOT levels like that is a sign of liver inflammation or hepatitis.
so you need a full liver check for hepatitis viral infection.
and other causes of liver inflammation
you need a liver ultrasound or liver MRI scan.
Is it possible to scan you a copy of my blood test results for you to take a look at? Of the testing that you mentioned above, it's possible I may have had some of the tests already. However I have not had an MRI.
if you have a pdf version of your lab report scanned in or a word document you can upload here.
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type a word in the textbox and highlight itthen select the "chain" icon above the textbox or the paper clip icon to upload a jpgthis opens a window where you can click next to the text box to select the jpg or pdf file on your computer to upload into JustAnswer
Doctor, is it possible that I could sign out of the chat for now and send you the test results tomorrow as I don't have them to hand right now?
that is fine.
you can come back when you have the reports scanned into the computer.
let me know when you have more info or questions for me.
much appreciated. should I just sign off the session. I don't want to lose this thread?
you can always access this threat through the link in your email from JustAnswer
you don't need to sign off.
just come back to the email link when you are ready.
if I don't respond right away, I might be asleep or away from my computer
I will get back to you as soon as I sign back on.
I am in the USA.
so different time zones.