I'm so glad I found this site.
A year ago (after my daughter got married in FL) I came back and had a kidney infection. It's been a year and my platelet levels have been hovering around 500-510. I've had infection after infection (UTI, Kidney, E. coli, Ear infection, etc. My doctor referred me to hematologist who said although platelets were a bit high it was nothing to warrant a bunch of tests. He said to keep him informed if I get another infection. (Which I did three weeks later.)
A few months ago I developed a patch of red bumps on my forearms that turned brown. I thought it was because of doing dishes in hot water. (I also have chemical sensitivity).
Back in December I noticed my thumb and index finger on right hand would turn blue occasionally. Then my little toe on right foot. I went to the doctor last month and she said it looks like Raynaud's syndrome. It is now affecting both feet and sometimes my left hand where the whole palm and tips of fingers turn blue. She gave me high blood pressure medication but it makes my hands swell.
My question is: Could it be that I have scleroderma? Oh and back in November my facialist said I had a bit of roseacea which I had never had before and about a month ago I developed a dark patch on my cheek that I thought was a bruise.
Is there a specific test I can ask my doctor to give me to confirm if I have sclero?
Thank you for any help.