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Ive been on the web researching my current lab results and I came across this forum. My story: Im a 38 year old, active, healthy woman. About two years ago, I ruptured my ACL and had to have ACL reconstruction and since then, things seem to be going down hill. I was able to return my active lifestyle after recovering from the ACL recon, but not without pain. Eventually, my left hip began to hurt constantly making running, walking and sleeping painful. It was discovered that I had a torn labrum, bone cyst, and bony impingement. I had arthroscopy to take care of it. During the course of the rehab, my right hip began experiencing the same symptoms. I had arthroscopy to correct that hip 3 months ago.
Since then, I have experienced a low grade fever (99.9-100.5) every single evening. I'm exhausted, and it seems like all my joints ache. My shoulders, hips, knees, one elbow, and one ankle bother me regularly. Ive had cortisone injections in both hips and one knee which either helped only for a short period or not at all.
Other symptoms that may or may not be related include insomnia, hair loss, and difficulty concentrating.
My doctor recently ordered several labs to see if it could be determined what is going on. The Rheumatoid Factor came back slightly above the reference range. All other labs looking for inflammation were normal. The only other labs out of range were neutrophils (high) and lymphocytes (low).
It's also probably important to add that I had a cortisone injection into one of my hips three days before the labs were drawn.
Sorry for long post. I just need to figure this out. I'm so tired of being in pain and exhausted everyday.
I'd appreciate any insight or suggestions you can offer.
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