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    Posting anonymous because I use this site frequently and well y'know.

    Up until recently (the past year?) I've been in relatively good health. The end of 2011 I had skin cancer removed from my stomach, then more removed the following May of 2012. They said they took it all out and I wouldn't need any more treatment - I didn't think anything of it.

    Then over the past 3 months I've lost a dress size (from a comfortable 12 to a 10 going into an 8), I've got bad skin, I've been pulling muscles I didn't even know I had?, my periods have been coming early, I've had none stop cold-like symptoms...

    Then this week I had to leave work and be taken into hospital because the right side of my face decided not to work (not even joking) I couldn't blink, smile or tell when my nose was running and my speech was ridiculously slurred. I looked like I had a stroke, it was scary. The doctor then tells me I have bells-palsy and puts me on steroids. Now, about 20 minutes ago I'm sitting here and a back tooth from the right side of my mouth literally fell out and I couldn't feel it.

    I'm going to arrange for blood tests, but does anyone know what could be going on with me health-wise? I'm not usually a worrier but nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I'm just so run down and I'm starting to think maybe its something to do with skin cancer, did they not get it all? Idk I'm quite worried now.

    Sorry for the long post and I know you aren't medical experts I'm just wondering if anyone can help me?

    Thanks!
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    Not sure what it could be, but hope you get better soon.
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    Your tooth fell out while you were just sitting there? :lolwut: I know nothing about medicine but that would be a pretty big warning sign to me, I'd get my ass to hospital immediately if it were me.
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    (Original post by USRaphael)
    Your tooth fell out while you were just sitting there? :lolwut: I know nothing about medicine but that would be a pretty big warning sign to me, I'd get my ass to hospital immediately if it were me.
    I can't just turn up at a hospital because my tooth fell out, I don't want to waste their time. I'm already planning to go the doctors on Thursday, but yeah I was literally just sitting their and it fell onto my tongue. I still can't properly feel the right side of my face due to the bells palsy, that was why I didn't expect it - still no reason for it to fall out though
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    (Original post by Rosaknows)
    Not sure what it could be, but hope you get better soon.
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    Sounding pretty serious, especially the part about your face. I'd seek immediate medical attention or at least get an appointment for tomorrow.
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    We really can't help with this, you need the doctors, all we can do is wish you a speedy recovery from your ailments.
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    If the doctor says it's bells-palsy, it's probably bells-palsy. The NHS say "most people recover fully from Bell's palsy without treatment" so you'll be fine. Just make sure you stay in contact with your doctor until it's over.
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    Are you 100% sure it was an adult tooth? (you can tell because it will be about 1~2cm long)
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    I've been told that if a tooth falls out you should push it back in where it came out and go straight to a&e/out of hours dentist so they can try to save it, might be too late though. as for the multiple symptoms, explain everything you can to the doctor when you see him/her. Don't be embarrassed to explain all of the symptoms as they may be the dentist. I myself got worried by multiple symptoms and sent to A&E, it turned out to only be a mild condition, but it's always best to check it isn't major. The losing weight, fluey symptoms, and loss of the tooth to me are all warning signs that something isn't right. I'm no doctor, I'm not claiming to be, but get to the doctors tomorrow and i hope you get a treatment plan/diagnosis to get you feeling like yourself again.
 
 
 
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