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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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8/1/201750 year old female, post menepausal. I recently found a lump in my breast, and after my mamo they called me back for an ultrasound and further images. My chiropractor also did an xray of my neck and sees a mass in my neck. He sent the x rays out to a radiologist for their opinion. The latest thing to happen is when I went to donate blood, they turned me away because my hemoglobin was low. I have no history of animia and i have been eating plenty of veggies and meat lately. Im waiting on all the results to come back, but as you can imagine, my anxiety is through the roof. Are these just coincedences? Do you think these three things could be related?? I should have some answers next week, but im getting nervous. Seems like a lot of coincedences to me.
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8/2/2017That is alot going on and further evaluation is needed to determine if they are related as well as their causes. Even though these findings are happening within the same time frame, it doesn't necessarily mean they are related.

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