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My pap came back unormal i went back to the dr cause i fell sick light headed felling like i can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then i been drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated my body just not accepting the flu

My pap came back unormal i went back to the dr cause i fell sick light headed felling like i can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then i been  drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated  my body  just not accepting the flu

First, : First, your abnormal pap smear wouldn't have anything to do with your dizziness. Your doctor should talk with you about what comes next to deal with this issue. Now, your dizziness could be caused by any number of problems. One way to tell if you're really dehydrated is to check the color of your urine. If you're emptying your bladder several times a day and your urine is pale yellow in color (not dark), you're not dehydrated, and some other explanation for your dizziness must be sought. Anxiety, viral illnesses, anemia, medications or recreational drugs, heart problems, metabolic disorders, and an array of other conditions can cause faintness. If your symptoms don't resolve soon, return to your doctor for reevaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

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My son had the flu for about two weeks! he had to get IV fluids for dehydration! now 16 days later he is still very weak! should I take him back doc?

My son had the flu for about two weeks! he had to get IV fluids for dehydration! now 16 days later he is still very weak! should I take him back doc?

I would: The flu can often weaken a persons system and set them up for a secondary illness. If the kid is not up & ready for normal age appropriate activities after 2 weeks it is time for a recheck. ...Read more

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I got the flu im assuming, started out as a cold quickly turned into a fever & dehydration,dizziness, vomiting & a really bad migraine. ?

 I got the flu im assuming, started out as a cold quickly turned into a fever & dehydration,dizziness, vomiting & a really bad migraine.  ?

Flu Vaccine: Hello I am sorry to hear about you coming down with the flu. I am not sure what you are asking per say but I would advise yourself that you should take annual flu shots in the future to help decrease the chances of coming down with flu. I would advise you to encourage those around you to also take a flu shot now to help improve immunization against the flu that is going round. ...Read more

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Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Most likely: With the flu you tend to get nausea, diarrhea and anorexia. This all leads to dehydration with resultant unsteadiness with standing. Keep drinking fluid! ...Read more

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Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Influenza Deaths: Deaths related to influenza are due to complications such as: a secondary bacterial infection (like pneumonia) or due to worsening of pre-existing conditions (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or immunodeficiency, etc.) ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

Maybe: Orchitis is inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling) of one or both testicles, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Influenza virus (the flu) is one of the viruses that has been reported to occasionally cause orchitis as part of a generalized febrile illness. ...Read more

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What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

Not the flu: You're not constantly getting the flu. Flu come just once a year, and you don't get it twice. What you think of as the flu is probably a cold, and it's normal to get several colds each year...At least two. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause a headache?

Can the flu shot cause a headache?

Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

See below: Tonsillitis is by definition, inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, flu could cause the tonsils to become inflamed. ...Read more

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Could having the flu cause emotional changes?

I suppose so...: People are rarely happy when they have the flu. And they often feel like idiots for not getting the flu shot. I guess you could call those "emotional changes.". ...Read more

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Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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