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Vitamin D deficiency

New here but read alot, was very impressed.

I am 38 year old female and had always been healthy until this winter.  In December I was knocked down, sleeping alot, aches and pains, loose bowels.

No health insurance until next month, been to clinics and hospital.  In the last month I was found with hematuria blood in urine and low vit. D   I was put on 50,000 units of vit d weekly.  UA again in 3 months.

I have aches/pains that come and go in limbs and fingers.  I was very tired but seem to be getting that under control.  I did loose 15 pds but now my weight is steady.  Praise.

I do have stomach pain too that comes and goes.

I have had multiple blood work everything came back fine except the vit d.    

Question for women, back in August my cycle change to being intense, pain and sick, for those of you with low vit. d, did that happen to you?

Doctor not giving lots of answers, I'm trying to figure everything out.  From what I am reading an underlying problem could be the root of this.  Also from this forum I have seen some information regarding kidneys.

I'm the type of person, face the problem head on, deal with it.  Not happening here, lol.

When I tell the doctor of my symptoms, I feel as if I'm crazy because I can't pin point them in one area. One doctor told me in a round about way that I was depressed and they have medication for that, lol.    I explained to him I have children, struggling to keep up with them and worried about my health.


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If you had hematuria, please consult an urologist once. The most common cause of blood in urine is UTI. The next possible diagnosis is stone. The stone can be anywhere in the urinary system from kidney to urethra. Cancers of urinary system or some drugs too cause blood in urine. Bladder infections and cysts too can cause similar symptoms. Since you are not expecting your period (you must have reached menopause), chances of endometriosis are less. Vaginal and cervical infections and cancers along with uterine fibroids could be other possibilities. Your urologist will run a couple of tests including urine examination, a CT/ultrasound of abdomen to rule out stones and other causes. Consult your gynecologist too. This is not a problem that cannot be taken care of. Though so many cancers are mentioned, do not get alarmed. Their chances are very few. First the other common causes have to be eliminated.
Since you have both loose bowels and hematuria, possibility of Crohn’s disease is very high. Crohn’s disease is a difficult entity to diagnose. Along with gut symptoms skin disorders and arthritis too are commonly seen with Crohn’s. An upper GI series using barium dye is done to see the condition of small intestines. The degree of involvement of the large and small intestine may vary from person to person.  A biopsy is the most confirmatory.
An elevated ESR does confirm inflammation in the body. Low protein, minerals and iron in blood are the other findings in Crohn’s which may or may not be present. A recent advancement in Crohn’s diagnosis is video capsule endoscopy. Please consult a GI doctor too.
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Thank you for your reply, I still have my montly cycles to let you know. My gynecologist put me on birth control pills for the pain.  My paps have come back clean.

The hematuria is microscopic, on 2/4 the ER doctor said it was at 3.  I re-took another UA about 2 or 3 weeks ago, they called me with the lab saying it slightly had blood in the urine.  I will be returning and asking how much.  She wants to retest in 3 months, I don't want to wait three months.  Both UA's I was spotting on one and actually having a cycle on the 2nd one.  The lab told me they do take that into account.

My game plan, is asking the clinic doctor a host of questions.  Also we will have health insurance next month so I do need to find a primary care physican.  As of right now I will be unable to see urologist or GI doctor.

I have very little family history, the doctor also mentioned Crohns too but didn't say anything else.

I am worried about cancer, since I am a smoker.  Plus we have four children, so this motivates me to find out and to deal with it.

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