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Concerned my doctor isn’t taking me seriously

Should I be pushing for cancer testing?

Should I push for lymphoma testing?

28F

For the last 3 months I’ve been dealing with the following symptoms:
- Rash on my ankle that won’t go away with creams, it is extremely itchy and scaly/red
- Chest and back pain with increasing body aches (almost like with the flu)
- Swollen submandibular lymph nodes and cervical lymph nodes
- Neck pain and vomiting when drinking alcohol
- Daily fatigue

I am not sick and have not been sick since March 2023. I’ve had four EKGs, a chest x-ray, and an echocardiogram - everything came back clear.

I consistently have low end WBC counts (4.0) since back in 2016. Recently my WBC has been dropping, as well as my lymphocytes. Yesterday’s WBC was 3.7 (normal is 4-10), and lymphocytes 0.8 (normal is 1-10). I also have low iron with suspected anemia. My RBC is consistently borderline low and my neutrophils are borderline low.

My platelets are normal (fluctuating between 200-300).

My doctor seems unconcerned despite my frequent visits. She believes I have health anxiety and referred me to psychiatry. I feel so frustrated that I’m not being listened to and am wondering if I am right to be concerned?
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If your intuition says somethings up ,keep pushing for answers.
My suggestion is go get a biospy of your skin rash by a dermatologist that may be a window for further investigation if they find something suspicious.
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