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A 60-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing sore throat, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , unintentional weight loss and night sweats. the following also describe me: fatigue, headache, aching muscles, cough, and chills. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can check: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed); a cold, influenza, or "mono" (antibiotics usually not used); or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants, or even stomach reflux during the night. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly. Unintentional weight loss should be investigated.
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