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If bloodwork is normal, is there further testing I should have done to determine the cause?

I recently got an MRI done of both shoulders due to pain. The findings included "Diffuse hematopoietic marrow seen throughout the majority of the scanning range, appearance seen bilaterally". My primary care physician ordered a blood panel which came back normal. If bloodwork is normal, is there further testing I should have done to determine the cause? I am extremely fatigued to the point of struggling to get through basic household chores. My doctor hasn't requested anything further. Thank you for your insight.

  1. I always like to remember that general practitioners (GPs) or primary care physicians are just that – generalists. They are great for preliminary findings

    When I have concerns I try to find or be referred specialist sooner than later and ask questions.

    Case in point. When I was in my early 30's a blood test suggested I had blood cancer - later testing showed an error had been made.

    My personal approach always is to trust but verify. ... Dennis (blood- Team Member)

    1. It's always a hard call going to a doctor for all of the answers. My primary doctor was actually the first person to alert me that something was not right. When they do those blood panels and urine samples and actually follow-up is key. Now with that said, you may want to seek another doctor who specializes in that suggested finding to run their own set of tests. I agree with Dennis, always trust your gut. Please let us know how everything turns out. Best!

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