am a twenty seven year old female with polycystic kidneys, hypertension, and chronic hematuria. For several years I have had a large mass just below my right ribs in the area near the liver. The mass is moveable, and I generally note its presence by an uncomfortable tightness in the general area. When I feel it in that area I can generally push it back under the rib cage where it is no longer bothersome. Sometimes it is undetectable for days, but usually only stays under the rib cage for a few hours. My friends and family used to think I was nuts, but I have finally made all of them feel the mass as I push it under my rib cage. In addition to this I have chronic fatigue and unexplained, multiple, and very frequent bruising on my legs, arms, hands, fingers, and occasionally on the torso and back. In regards to the mass I have consulted my nephrologist, and several PCPs and have gotten the same dumb look from each. I know it sounds weird, but I feel like some one has got to listen to me!!!! I have had several CBCs done in the last year, with each showing anemia, though I take a daily prenatal, folic acid, and iron supplement. My WBC count has also slowly decreased with my monocytes particularly low. Oh, and I have a lowgrade fever daily of 99-100. If anyone has any help, or maybe knows someone with similar issues I would greatly appreciate it!
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