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What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! Something is depleting everything my s

What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! Something is depleting everything my s

This: This sounds like thrombocytopenic purpura. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, but sometimes there is no cause identified (in which case it's called idiopathic.) if she is not being seen by a hematologist, she definitely should be. Has she been exposed to heparin? This is a common intravenous or subcutaneous medication that can cause a similar picture in patients who are sensitive to it.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Vomiting for over 3 weeks, fever pain in lower back, fatigue weight loss 12 lbs in the last 10 days doctors unsure of cause should I go to the ed?

Vomiting for over 3 weeks, fever pain in lower back, fatigue weight loss 12 lbs in the last 10 days doctors unsure of cause should I go to the ed?

ER: The er is not the place in which to begin a diagnostic evaluation for a 3 week illness that your doctor is uncertain about. If the doctor is not continuing an investigation to find the cause of these disturbing symptoms then perhaps they can refer to someone more specialized for further assessment. You need a diagnostician, not an er doctor who will simply refer you on.

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What can cause a headache. Weight loss. Confusion. Feels like the flu low pulse of 43 just not feeling right you know?

What can cause a headache. Weight loss. Confusion. Feels like the flu low pulse of 43 just not feeling right you know?

Lots of things: Are you dehydrated? Taking any drugs or medications? Have you been vomiting? Had a fever? With your symptoms you will need evaluation by a doctor as soon as you can. Good luck!

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Could you tell me what generally comes first with cancer - weight loss or fever?

Could you tell me what generally comes first with cancer - weight loss or fever?

Yes: Either could happen first but I see weight loss in my patients with advanced cancer more often than fever. We see fever in cases of infection (obviously) or some malignancies like lymphoma.

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If someone had any cancer especially lymphoma would they experience fevers and weight loss?

If someone had any cancer especially lymphoma would they experience fevers and weight loss?

Yes: Night fevers or sweats and weight loss are part of the clinical picture of lymphomas and other cancers but not the only reason.

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Hi. I'm experiencing cough with expectoration without fever. My uncle (living with me) has been coughing for a month and has experience weight loss.

Hi. I'm experiencing cough with expectoration without fever. My uncle (living with me) has been coughing for a month and has experience weight loss.

R/o Tuberculosis: And Pertussis. Agree with other doctors that it sounds like you have a contagious infectious disease process going on in your household. Take your uncle and self to a primary care doctor for an evaluation and labs. I hope the family feels better soon.

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My husband has been ill for about 5 weeks now. His symptoms are off and on fever, nausea, no appetite, weight loss (15lbs.) etc. His Dr. Is like???

My husband has been ill for about 5 weeks now. His symptoms are off and on fever, nausea, no appetite, weight loss (15lbs.) etc. His Dr. Is like???

Of concern: Such symptoms are concerning for a variety of conditions, among them infections and malignancies being common. Comprehensive work up is needed, including physical exam, labs and imaging. To expedite work up and in the right clinical circumstances an ER/ Urgent Care visit is definitely appropriate.

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Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis.?

Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis.?

Yes: If untreated, the fever and weight loss persists and is responsible for the classic "consumption" picture of tuberculosis. If you have been treated, however, and are still experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor again for a recheck.

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My son has a recurrent stiff neck with low grade fever, weight loss that will has been going on for the last 4 months on and off. Any thoughts?

My son has a recurrent stiff neck with low grade fever, weight loss that will has been going on for the last 4 months on and off. Any thoughts?

See your doctor: Without knowing how old your child is, weight loss is not normal in children. Make a list of the symptoms, duration, and timing and see your doctor for a thorough history and physical. Best wishes.

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What's the possibility several small and 1 larger cervical lns are malignant if you also have night sweats but no weight loss or fever?

What's the possibility several small and 1 larger cervical lns are malignant if you also have night sweats but no weight loss or fever?

See a doc: There are both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions that present with cervical node enlargement and night sweats. Please consult a physician for definitive diagnosis.

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I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

Need to see a Doc: Hard painless lumps and bumps that are present where they are not supposed to be should be evaluated by a healthcare provider, especially one that that size in the facial tissues.

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20s, Had one painless lymph node in armpit for 9 year. Now, painful that lymph node in armpit for 2 days. No fever. No weight loss?

20s, Had one painless lymph node in armpit for 9 year. Now, painful that lymph node in armpit for 2 days. No fever. No weight loss?

Painful lymph node: Seek medical attention at urgent care The lymph node may be infected and needs to be lanced (opened) and yu may need antibiotics. There are bacteria on our skin all the time and at times they enter the pore and cause infection.

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My kidneys are 9.4 & 10.5 with lower back & side pain, night sweats, low fevers, huge weight loss body isn't holding nutrients. Test show?

My kidneys are 9.4 & 10.5 with lower back & side pain, night sweats, low fevers, huge weight loss body isn't holding nutrients. Test show?

You have not: Actually asked a question but your clinical description is worrisome for a number of different potential diagnoses. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional. Make an appointment soon.

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My 3 year old is suffering with 103 fever with cough and cold. She had same condition in March & given clarithromycin. 1 kg weight loss..

My 3 year old is suffering with 103 fever with cough and cold. She had same condition in March & given clarithromycin. 1 kg weight loss..

Mgt: Children can have a number of colds in the course of one year, but the weight loss is excessive. Children at this age should gain weight steadily. Your physician may recommend a diet to include more calories and protein. In the meantime, if there is any respiratory difficulty such as air hunger, shortness of breath or wheezing, please see your ED at the hospital. Watch for prolonged fever.

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Low grade fever for six month, weight loss, oral candida, feeling tierd, HIV negative! What could be this? Help me please. Candida is ruining my life?

Low grade fever for six month, weight loss, oral candida, feeling tierd, HIV negative! What could be this? Help me please. Candida is ruining my life?

Need evaluation: This combination of symptoms requires a work up and complete history and physical examination. Please see your doctor as soon as possible.

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My father age is 49 years, having low level of TSH and having weight loss and low grade fever (99.3)?

My father age is 49 years, having low level of TSH and having weight loss and low grade fever (99.3)?

Hyperthyroidism: Though a temperature of 99.3f is within normal limits (traditionally 100.4f is considered "low grade"), it"s higher than what he usually runs. When combined with weight loss and a low tsh, these findings are consistent with hyperthyroidism. The doctor will order other tests depending on other signs/ symptoms to rule out other potential diagnoses.

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I've got a aggressive lytic process in cervical spine. Fevers at night, weight loss and just tested + for EBV. Lymph nodes swelled.

I've got a aggressive lytic process in cervical spine. Fevers at night, weight loss and just tested + for EBV. Lymph nodes swelled.

See MD: You should be under the care of a specialist. If you already are, and your doctor is not helping you enough, you should consider switching doctors.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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