What causes the loss of mucus membrane?

Posted by learningstudent @learningstudent, May 3, 2020

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.

@learningstudent

At this moment they do not allow in person visit in uw. Would u guys give me a bit of specific details about how to deal with this? Like how to make the docs diagnose the problem? Get a primary doc there?

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Hello @learningstudent,

@becsbuddy's advice about writing everything down before seeing a new specialist is very good. Here is some information from another Mayo Connect discussion on how to get off to the best start with a new specialist. If you read it I think it will help you to be better prepared to visit with a specialist.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-on-how-to-get-off-to-the-best-start-with-a-new-specialist/

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Thx u. But do we have to see the primary doc first? There are a lot of clinics that belong to uw medical center. Do they still belong to us. I have an app with doc in northgate.

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@learningstudent

Thx u. But do we have to see the primary doc first? There are a lot of clinics that belong to uw medical center. Do they still belong to us. I have an app with doc in northgate.

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@learningstudent Regarding seeing your PCP first. Your insurance company will have to answer that question. Check with them before visiting a new doctor.

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@learningstudent

Thx u. But do we have to see the primary doc first? There are a lot of clinics that belong to uw medical center. Do they still belong to us. I have an app with doc in northgate.

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Hi learningstudent,
Your questions can only be answered by Uof wash.medical center, and your insurance company. It all depends on what kind of health insurance you have. With your symptoms
You need medical attention, and the sooner the better.
Take care,
Funcountess

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The question is if uw is somewhat similar to Mayo Clinic? I am just wondering how quick and how they diagnose the problem? Do multiple docs work together to come up with the diagnosis? Will uw medical center does the same thing? Cuz I have seen a few docs in Polyclinic and they do not seem to really care my health without much follow-up.

Here are what I have done the Ana reflex panel and the result is as followed:

– Screen negative by IFA and multiplex.
Therefore negative for the following specific antibodies: dsDNA,
chromatin, ribosomal P, Sm, RNP, SSA/Ro, SSB/La, Centromere, Scl70
and Jo1.”

– Anti SSA/RO & ANTI SSB/LA are less than 0.2.

– VITAMIN B12,SRM and FOLATE,SERUM are also normal within range.

Does it mean that I do not have immune disorder? Cuz I have messaged the neurologist and she said no. I do not have immune disease. Will the result be accurate or the test is only effective to rule out certain immune diseases or just tells us certain diseases are likely to happen? Everything health problem happened to me so abrupt.

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@learningstudent

The question is if uw is somewhat similar to Mayo Clinic? I am just wondering how quick and how they diagnose the problem? Do multiple docs work together to come up with the diagnosis? Will uw medical center does the same thing? Cuz I have seen a few docs in Polyclinic and they do not seem to really care my health without much follow-up.

Here are what I have done the Ana reflex panel and the result is as followed:

– Screen negative by IFA and multiplex.
Therefore negative for the following specific antibodies: dsDNA,
chromatin, ribosomal P, Sm, RNP, SSA/Ro, SSB/La, Centromere, Scl70
and Jo1.”

– Anti SSA/RO & ANTI SSB/LA are less than 0.2.

– VITAMIN B12,SRM and FOLATE,SERUM are also normal within range.

Does it mean that I do not have immune disorder? Cuz I have messaged the neurologist and she said no. I do not have immune disease. Will the result be accurate or the test is only effective to rule out certain immune diseases or just tells us certain diseases are likely to happen? Everything health problem happened to me so abrupt.

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@learningstudent You posted some lab values several days ago. No one on MayoClinicConnect is a health professional so we’re unable to comment on them, sorry. Have you found anything at UW yet? Just try to get an appointment with a rheumatologist and see if you get any answers. Will that work for you?

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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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