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susank
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I'm wigging just a bit.
I had MRI's yesterday - both shoulders and both hips.

The hips have on report:
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Moderate red marrow reconversion in visualized osseous structures. ......can be seen in setting of anemia and other myeloproliferative disorder.
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Anyone know anything about this?
I've been drop dead exhausted past months - getting worse - also pain/inflammation getting worse.

My CBC's have been normal, except....

Past few have shown RBC slightly low.
H and H normal but barely in range.

My platelets got a bit high weeks ago then slowly normalized. Never had that happen before.

My Abs. Eosinophils also have been high.

The high E's I attributed to allergies - although never had high E's before either.

I also had been doing some bee stings - hoping to help with pain and Cortisol. Perhaps could have effected the E's. Though three weeks past last stings the E's were still high. ???

I also started SLIT immunotherapy drops some months ago.

I have stopped or will stop any "drugs" I have been taking.

Getting worried..........

Curious "RMR" would show up on hips and not shoulders. ????

I so badly want to be using my mHBOT chamber - just no strength to get in it - and too painful to zip.

I've been trying to figure out WTH else is wrong with me - now this.

I've not done any treatments for Lyme and Co's past months.

Thanks any help.

[ 03-24-2017, 01:26 AM: Message edited by: susank ]

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Pos.Bb culture 2012
Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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" Conversion of bone marrow in the extremities from red to yellow is a normal maturation process. Marrow reconversion is present when expected yellow marrow is replaced with active red marrow, and it tends to occur at times of physiologic stress."

http://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/ajr.161.6.8249729

Certain medical conditions can cause this such as "chronic conditions related to anaemia (chronic infectious diseases, hemoglobinopathy) with a special form of reconversion"

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3529711/

I would say that this finding is nothing to worry about. It is probably caused by having lyme disease.

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susank
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Tks.

What is physiologic stress???

Physical or emotional? Or both?
Like from overexertion?

Extremities - doesn't that mean hands and feet?

I've researched RMR - my brain too tired to comprehend.

The reconversion starts in extremeties - could have started there with me - is now in hips?

Weird. I am truly drop dead exhausted.
It feels like severe anemia - the symptoms match. But my CBC doesn't show that.

Tks.

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Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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Physiologic stress means a stress on the physical body such as a chronic infectious disease (example, lyme disease.)

It does not mean over exertion. It does not mean psychological or emotional stress.

The red starts turning yellow in the extremities (arms and legs) first, but eventually it turns yellow over most or much of the body as we age.

Red to yellow is the CONVERSION process. It starts in the arms and legs first.

You are experiencing the RECONVERSION process in which the yellow turns back to red.

In your case, the MRI examined your shoulders and hips. The MRI says the yellow had converted back to red in some of these places.

This is all due to having a chronic infection. So, it is normal and you can just forget about it.

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Tks.

Has anyone else seen this on their MRI reports?

I found something else on my report:

"mild reactive marrow changes" (one hip).

Researched - can't find or figure this one out.

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Pos.Bb culture 2012
Labcorp - no bands ever
Igenex - Neg. 4 times
With overall bands:
IGM 18,28,41,66 IND: 23-25,34,39
IGG 41,58 IND: 39
Bart H IGG 40

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When you have hemolytic anemia (low red blood cell count), it will cause reactive bone marrow changes.

In other words, the bone marrow reacts to the anemia and tries to make up for it.

That is all "mild reactive marrow changes" in one hip means.

Babesiosis can cause hemolytic anemia. Babs kills the red blood cells prematurely. Babs gets inside the red blood cell and explodes it.

The bone marrow cannot make new red blood cells fast enough, so you get hemolytic anemia.

It takes time for red blood cells to mature. Mature red blood cells carry oxygen to your cells. So, if you are low on mature red blood cells, you will be extremely exhausted, just as you are.

You are not getting sufficient oxygen to your cells!

Sounds to me like you need treated for babs.

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Yes, does sound like babesia.

Hope you can get a handle on it, Susan.

[group hug]

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