A 66-year-old female asked:
Became ill 1-1/2 wks ago (chills, headache, body aches, 102f, diarrhea), lost 8#, continue to lose, no appetite, nausea after food. saw dr wk ago.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Look Deeper: A wise mentor told me 20 years ago, that when a patient's symptoms don't improve - expand the search and look much deeper, something is being overlooked. If a patient returns to the ER a 3rd time, strongly consider admitting them and obtaining consultations from other doctors.
Any person with the symptoms mentioned is concerning and warrant prompt reevaluation.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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