What causes the loss of mucus membrane?

Posted by learningstudent @learningstudent, May 3 7:48pm

Hi all, I am just wondering what causes losing all mucus membrane or sweating, saliva or any secretion? Recently I seem to lose oil on my face, do not sweat, dried mouth and dried skin and also lose all the snot and nasal mucus? No doctors could diagnose what is happening and that makes me scare and anxious.

I still do not have any primary doc. So I have to make an appointment with him first, which is the week after next week. For gastroenterologists, I am still waiting for them to call me back. Most of the clinics or docs will allow physical visit in June. Shall I make an appointment to see the rheumatologist as soon as possible cuz I have multiple symptoms and I have to go to Swedish and check for my nose next week? It is just like a wait game. Swedish is worse and the docs seem so indifferent and do not care about the patients as well as the polyclinic in Seattle. I was supposed to see the ENT last week but a couple mins late due to getting lost and went to the wrong clinic. The doc refused to see me. So have to see a different doc next week. I doubt if the Swedish docs really care or know how to diagnose my symptoms. Like one of the patients in here said, the docs right now seems to focus on money making and do not really thoroughly study the patients' cases and investigate the cause.

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@learningstudent

I still do not have any primary doc. So I have to make an appointment with him first, which is the week after next week. For gastroenterologists, I am still waiting for them to call me back. Most of the clinics or docs will allow physical visit in June. Shall I make an appointment to see the rheumatologist as soon as possible cuz I have multiple symptoms and I have to go to Swedish and check for my nose next week? It is just like a wait game. Swedish is worse and the docs seem so indifferent and do not care about the patients as well as the polyclinic in Seattle. I was supposed to see the ENT last week but a couple mins late due to getting lost and went to the wrong clinic. The doc refused to see me. So have to see a different doc next week. I doubt if the Swedish docs really care or know how to diagnose my symptoms. Like one of the patients in here said, the docs right now seems to focus on money making and do not really thoroughly study the patients' cases and investigate the cause.

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@learningstudent Im glad to hear you are seeing the G.I. Dr but yes I would also get a referral for a rheumatologist as well You have a lot of different symptoms . Be pro active for yourself now .

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Cannot make an appointment the earliest one would be in July and the internal team who schedule do not really care. I really hate the medical staff in the USA. Even I have the referral and my case is urgent.

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@learningstudent

Cannot make an appointment the earliest one would be in July and the internal team who schedule do not really care. I really hate the medical staff in the USA. Even I have the referral and my case is urgent.

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@learningstudent Im glad to hear you have an appointment even though it so far away from now . Is this at Mayo ? If not keep trying to get into there or a University hospital .Let us know keep posting will you

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@learningstudent

Cannot make an appointment the earliest one would be in July and the internal team who schedule do not really care. I really hate the medical staff in the USA. Even I have the referral and my case is urgent.

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@learningstudent Sorry that you’re unable to get an appointment until July. All the doctors offices are playing catch-up because of the stay at home rules. Take the July date and then ask if there is a cancellation list. You also said that you not have a primary doctor. Is this correct? Ask your friends for names of their doctors or look at the website of your local hospital. Even if you didn’t have medical issues, you need a primary doctor! So, let me know if you get the July appointment and how you found a primary care doctor. Can you do that?

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Just went to Swedish today and the doc said I have atrophic inferior turbinates. Just wonder what causes it? asked him and he said he does not know. Took only 15 mins for the visit and be described me the topical estrogen and not sure if this is appropriate and I seem to lose faith in all the docs cuz like I said they don it really treat the patients seriously.

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Also Mayo is so expensive and I am just afraid that I cannot afford it and I would really like to go there cuz I am sure my health could be diagnosed.

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@learningstudent

Also Mayo is so expensive and I am just afraid that I cannot afford it and I would really like to go there cuz I am sure my health could be diagnosed.

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@learningstudent you’ve said that you can’t afford the Mayo Clinic. Do you have insurance? Also, if you have a primary doctor, they can try to put two and two together. Try it!

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@learningstudent

Also Mayo is so expensive and I am just afraid that I cannot afford it and I would really like to go there cuz I am sure my health could be diagnosed.

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@learningstudent
Here is some information on Mayo Clinic and getting an appointment https://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments

The intake people will ask lots of questions so they can decide which clinic or doctor is best for you. I, personally, have never been to Mayo Clinic, but…. Will you try calling them?

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I have seen my primary doc in northgate he medicine he refers me to see a specialist in use but it is still a wait game. What bothers me is the bloated stomach, empty nose syndrome and the breathing problem.

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@learningstudent

I have seen my primary doc in northgate he medicine he refers me to see a specialist in use but it is still a wait game. What bothers me is the bloated stomach, empty nose syndrome and the breathing problem.

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@learningstudent I’m so sorry you’re still waiting for an appointment. Doctors must really be going crazy playing catch-up. As you wait, just keep up your notes on symptoms, responses, and anything unusual. When you finally see a doctor, you may be a bit miffed at having to wait so long, but be polite. Everything is in a mess right now

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@learningstudent I’m so sorry you’re still waiting for an appointment. Doctors must really be going crazy playing catch-up. As you wait, just keep up your notes on symptoms, responses, and anything unusual. When you finally see a doctor, you may be a bit miffed at having to wait so long, but be polite. Everything is in a mess right now

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I’m in Canada. I’m not looking to come to the clinic. I’m looking for advice and opinions. I’ve already been diagnosed. But I’m just wondering with those diagnoses can those all together equate to schizophrenia?

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I’m in Canada. I’m not looking to come to the clinic. I’m looking for advice and opinions. I’ve already been diagnosed. But I’m just wondering with those diagnoses can those all together equate to schizophrenia?

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Hello @canadian1998 Welcome to Connect. You say you’ve already been diagnosed—with what, if you don’t mind telling us. Is that what you’re looking for advice and opinions for? We’d love to help, if we can

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Hello @canadian1998

I see that this is your second post on Mayo Connect and that you recently posted in the mental health discussion. Here is the link to that post, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/need-some-adviceopinions/

Have you had an opportunity to read the links that @colleenyoung listed? If not, here they are again,

Schizotypal personality disorder https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizotypal-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20353919
– Schizoid personality disorder https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoid-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354414
– Schizoaffective disorder https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoaffective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354504

Colleen made some good suggestions about finding people who you could trust. Do you have a therapist?

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@learningstudent I’m so sorry you’re still waiting for an appointment. Doctors must really be going crazy playing catch-up. As you wait, just keep up your notes on symptoms, responses, and anything unusual. When you finally see a doctor, you may be a bit miffed at having to wait so long, but be polite. Everything is in a mess right now

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@learningstudent How are you doing? Have you been able to get an appointment yet?

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