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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read more

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I have really bad iron deficiency anemia I'm in so much pain today my whole body aches what can I do to stop it fast...?

I have really bad iron deficiency anemia I'm in so much pain today my whole body aches what can I do to stop it fast...?

Iron deficiency Rx: Iron can be replaced by mouth, by injection or by intravenous iron administration. The latter is the quickest. You should take along with Folic Acid and vit c. Find out if you can see a hematologist for these choices. It's important to find out why you are iron deficient. You need to stop the iron loss. If taken by mouth (carbonyl iron) you need to take for 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Had fluctuations in thyroid levels, last blood exam seemed was normalizing. Thyroid U/S normal. Could this fluctuation cause alot body aches, stiffness?

Had fluctuations in thyroid levels, last blood exam seemed was normalizing. Thyroid U/S normal. Could this fluctuation cause alot body aches, stiffness?

Subacute thyroiditis: Hi. Assuming you're not taking thyroid hormone, it sounds like you've had a subacute thyroiditis, in which the inflamed and stunned thyroid suffers a temporary shutdown. Over several months you go from normal to hyper, back through normal to hypo, then usually back to normal. Symptoms vary all over the place, and yours aren't the most common, they could be related. See how it goes when back normal ...Read more

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Can I speed the recovery time for a virus that causes low grade fever, body aches, and coughing.

Can I speed the recovery time for a virus that causes low grade fever, body aches, and coughing.

Virus: Most viral infections of the upper respiratory tract are self limited and resolve after 5to10 days. Treatment is only symptomatic as antibiotics are not effective for these infections. However if symptoms worsen or cough deepens with ongoing fever, sweats, chills antibiotics may be necessary and an examination for possible pneumonia is warranted. ...Read more

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Episodes of body aches/severe weakness. Only thing in blood work is low platelets, lowest 95k. Typically between 100-120k. Are these normal levels?

Episodes of body aches/severe weakness. Only thing in blood work is low platelets, lowest 95k. Typically between 100-120k. Are these normal levels?

Body aches: Rheumatological issues? Weight loss? Cold intolerance? While weakness aches and pains can reflect osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism or myositis, the answer lies in a careful history of your illness, meds, surgeries, environment/occupation. Studies show chronic fatigue with no clear cause may or may not be fibromyalgia. http://tinyurl. Com/hvympcv ...Read more

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Had 2 glasses of wine tonight over an hour or so, and I feel physically exhausted. Not tired, but I have body aches like a low level flu-like feeling. Why?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Had 2 glasses of wine tonight over an hour or so, and I feel physically exhausted. Not tired, but I have body aches like a low level flu-like feeling. Why?

Unusual: Perhaps you may just be getting the flu with the wine drinking being coincidental. If the wine indeed caused it, I'd expect the symptoms to subside within 48 hrs. If you got the flu, you may stay ill for a week or two. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more

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What could cause reacurring severe body pain every few weeks. Mostly chest, back, legs and buttocks.? Blood tests show high cholesteral and low iron.

What could cause reacurring severe body pain every few weeks. Mostly chest, back, legs and buttocks.? Blood tests show high cholesteral and low iron.

Stress/many things.: Many things can do this. Stress is a prime reason. Your period can contribute also. So can excess physical activity and not enough rest. Iron supplements can help by keeping your blood count up and so help versus fatigue. A good diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can help with your cholesterol. So try to do these things and get more rest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause low grade fever (99.00), body ache and stomach ache?

Can gastritis cause low grade fever (99.00), body ache and stomach ache?

Absolutely: Keep yourself hydrated with any sort of gatorade or similar substance. Keep to a very bland diet. If it persists for more than a few days you must see a doctor to rule out more serious illness. ...Read more

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Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Sinusitis: If inflammation is confined to the paranasal sinuses the answer is no, but whatever the infection is may have extended beyond the sinuses and even into the bloodstream and this can produce fever, chills, aches and so on. ...Read more

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Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Follow up: Mild transient discomfort or pain may be acceptable but any substantial or long-lasting pain requires a follow up with your endoscopist ...Read more

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Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Could allergies/asthma cause body aches?

Yes: Allergies and asthma can cause you to cough violently, sneeze frequently or use your chest muscles to try to breathe more deeply. Any of these can cause aches, strains, etc. ...Read more

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Could a boil cause a fever and body aches?

Could a boil cause a fever and body aches?

Boil-ing over: You hate to think that a simple boil can become more complicated but certainly it can. This depends on the type of germ causing the infection & the person (you) dealing with the infection. Hopefully u can get some help, because in ur case I'm worried ur body is struggling to control this disease. Best to call your primary doc now & ask what to do. You may need antibiotics or even a quick drainage. ...Read more

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Docs, could a boil cause you to have a fever and body aches?

Docs, could a boil cause you to have a fever and body aches?

Yes: Depending on the size and location. It may spread to your blood and cause blood infection. ...Read more

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What would cause all over body aches for a long time?

Body aches: Need far more info to know what is going on. The discomfort can be muscular, neurological, due to a primary process affecting muscles, bones or joints, and may be overtly inflammatory or not. You need to make a list of all your symptoms, the time of onset and the history and relationships to other factors and see your family doctor for full evaluation. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Unhealthy lifestyle and posture. Will it causes body aches?

Unhealthy lifestyle and posture. Will it causes body aches?

Yes.: Not exercising is a big factor. Exercises appropriate for patients with arthritis diminshes pain, even in patients fibromyalgia. Most people no what constitutes a health lifestyle: exercise (regular); eating a healthy diet; not smoking; and drinking in moderation. ...Read more

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Unhealthy lifestyle working online from home 16 hr/day, will it causes body aches?

Absolutely: Something tells me that you already know the answer to this question. Sitting in front of a computer 16 hours per day is not good for your body. We are not meant to sit for hours on end. We are meant to get up and move. If this is your work, you should consider some form of activity and exercise to counter the effects of sitting so much. Even changing to a standing desk will help. ...Read more

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I have recurrent body aches and low temp about every 6 weeks. Lasts three days each time. Feel like I will get really sick, then it goes away.

Cannot diagnose: Start keeping detailed notes on your symptoms and next time this begins to occur take them with you for a doctor's visit and get examined and diagnosed face to face. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does pre menopause cause body aches?

Menopause: Yes. Absolutely. Hot flashes and muscle or body aches among other symptoms are very common. ...Read more

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Can chronic bronchitis cause body aches??

No: It is an airway problem. If coughing too much could hurt a rib joint.
No relation with body aches an chronic bronchitis ...Read more

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What causes body aches and pain, chillsno fever?

Viral infection: A virus can cause all of your symptoms described above. So can other causes but if this is simply a new onset complaint then it is likely a viral infection. Worst case scenario is to see your doctor for an influenza swab although we are technically out of the season. ...Read more

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Will taking amitiza (lubiprostone) cause body aches?

Not common...: ...but I have seen that complaint in some of my patients. Only way to tell is to stop the Amitiza (lubiprostone) & see if those aches go away. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep problems and body aches?

What are the causes of sleep problems and body aches?

Many factors: Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body.
An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping.
A 'sleep study' can provide more data-see your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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My uric acid level is 7.5, and I am suffering from body aches please suggest medicine to treat this.

My uric acid level is 7.5, and I am suffering from body aches please suggest medicine to treat this.

Unrelated: The issues are unrelated. There is no medical reason to treat this modestly elevated uric acid level. ...Read more

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Body Aches (Definition)

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