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my body aches and i have been sick for 3 weeks is it the flu

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: The flu causes fever, aches and pains, and a hacking cough. Three weeks is a long time for it to last, in an otherwise healthy person. I suggest see ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You may see your MD: You may have flu or another kind of viral infection se your doctor soon.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Doubt shunt: If it came on all of a sudden, it's probalbly not due to your shunt. You are sick. You may have the flue. see a doctor to have them check you out. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Visit your PCP and get a chest xray to rule out pneumonia which may be viral in origin
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: 2014 – 2015 Flu Shots> Trivalent works against 3 influenza viruses – Influenza A viruses (H3N2 & H1N1) & 1 influenza B virus. Quadrivalen ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence and timing in which they occurred. The next time you become ill take this with yo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: If you are asking which of these diagnoses is more likely, influenza or an influenzal-like illness is more commonly associated with musculoskeletal s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Symptoms of the flu infection may be prolonged, but secondary bacterial infections can occur. You may have a sinus infection or pneumonia. Monitor you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Could be viral: Could just be a viral illness or could a throat infection or just even a cold. If the symptoms continue past 5 days then see a physician for further w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms : Symptoms of pneumonia can include shortness of breath (especially when expending energy) and coughing. The cough could bring up sputum that is mixed ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The flu shot has activity against the predicted most likely flu types thought to be present for the year in which the shot is given. But you can get ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach Flu: 3 days of a "stomach flu" are not common. I suggest you consult a physician to get stool cultures - for bacteria/parasites, giardia and if you have ta ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked.: Persistent abnormally low temps (less than 97.6) or persistent high temps (more than 99.6) are often the sign of an infection and if you have them mor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Deschino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise, mess: If you have been lifting weights, carrying or pushing heavy loads, your arms, shoulders , chest and upper back may hurt. Certain medications, such as ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
22 years experience General Surgery
Secondary infection: The common cold is a viral illness affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is possible to develop a secondary infection with a bacteria since your i ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Virus : Sounds like a viral illness. Lots if tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids and see your pcp if not getting better.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Need evaluation: It is not possible to make an accurate assessment of what is wrong with the limited information you can provide on this forum. I suggest you schedule ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please call your OB: So your OB can get you on meds to help you, you need to be able to keep down fluids and stay hydrated , your OB can prescribe anti-nausea meds and may ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause so be treated.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes: Post viral inflammation normal.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
GI virus: Probably a GI virus. If it persists, see a doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
RASH, FEVER, FEET+++: I DO NOT KNOW KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN THERE, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU SHOULD BE SEEING YOUR DOCTOR PRONTO! DONT WAIT . . . GOOD LUCK
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