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Doctor insights on: I Have Been Sick With Flu Like Symptons Now My Face Is Swollen On Oneside And Coughing Hurts Under My Stomach Like A Ball Is There

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I have been sick with flu like symptoms now my face is swollen on oneside and coughing hurts under my stomach like a ball is there?

I have been sick with flu like symptoms now my face is swollen on oneside and coughing hurts under my stomach like a ball is there?

Please see your Dr.: If you have facial swelling, you need to see your doctor asap. The belly pain sounds like your belly muscles are sore from the cough, but I'm concerned that you could have a sinus infection, at the least. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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My daughters face is swollen and she is having flu like symptoms, could this be mumps?

My daughters face is swollen and she is having flu like symptoms, could this be mumps?

Mumps: If the swelling below the ear and over the bone which is your mandible then mumps is a possibility. I would see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms for a little over 2 1/2 weeks with a foot rash that's blistered and sore and a stomach ache / nausea? Not sure what it is.

I have flu like symptoms for a little over 2 1/2 weeks with a foot rash that's blistered and sore and a stomach ache / nausea? Not sure what it is.

Coxsackie virus: More common in children (aka hand, foot, and mouth disease).The treatment is symptomatic until the virus passes. It can last a few weeks. In adults, it can be associated with immune suppression (chemotherapy, organ transplants, AIDS, etc). See your doctor. ...Read more

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Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more

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Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes than the zerona laser for your symptoms. Please see a good internal medicine, possibly infectious disease specialist. For chronic lymphedema, lymphatic massage, gentle ultrasound, hivmat treatments, compression and gentle exercise can be of help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I woke w 6 unknown bites - swollen/itchy/painful- on abdmn/groin and felt ill 4days. 1mo later flu-like sympt r gone but now hav joint pain-what cud it b?

I woke w 6 unknown bites - swollen/itchy/painful- on abdmn/groin and felt ill 4days. 1mo later flu-like sympt r gone but now hav joint pain-what cud it b?

Tick borne illnesses: The bites you received could have come from ticks which carry lyme disease, bartonella diseases, Ehrlicia infections, and babesia illnesses. Which can cause joint pain at one month after the bites. The best thing you can do is see your primary care provider and have him or her take blood to identify whether you have been infected, There are antibiotics available to treat these diseases ...Read more

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Been feeling sick for 4 days now. Had some mild stomach cramps, flu like symptoms. Today for the the first time I had pale clay like stool.

Been feeling sick for 4 days now. Had some mild stomach cramps, flu like symptoms. Today for the the first time I had pale clay like stool.

Pale Stool.: Pale stool suggests bile is not being delivered to small intestine. May be seen with variety of issues. But with other symptoms I am concerned about hepatitis. If this persists, you develop right upper quadrant abdominal pain or your contacts develop similar symptoms see your doc right away. If this does not occur again I would not worry. Until then avoid acetaminopen and alcohol. ...Read more

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I've had flu like symptoms for four weeks, and now I have developed a cough that hurts chest, has mucus and feels very dry in the throat. What is it?

I've had flu like symptoms for four weeks, and now I have developed a cough that hurts chest, has mucus and feels very dry in the throat. What is it?

Influenza vs URI vs: If you've had flu symptoms, you might have influenza. But you might also just have a common cold or upper respiratory illness. Pneumonia comes to mind if you also report fevers, sweats, chills etc along w/worsening symptoms. Amount & color of phlegm doesn't tell us anything about cause of cough nor requirement for antibiotics. Best to go see your family doc. ...Read more

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Head pressure, congesgion, swollen lyphm node, cold chill, stuffy nose, fatuige, body ache, cough, had fever but now 98-99 temp Taking theraflu. Flu?

Could be flu: Tamiflu is the correct therapy in this setting but it's more effective if it's initiated as soon as the symptoms begin. You have not mentioned how long you've had the symptoms. Your physician will also look for other causes of these symptoms as other viral infections besides the flu can have similar symptoms ...Read more

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I think I may have mumps. I'm 32 years old had all my shots. But my face is swollen on the right side, I have fever off and on. I can't eat. Cough?

I think I may have mumps. I'm 32 years old had all my shots. But my face is swollen on the right side, I have fever off and on. I can't eat. Cough?

Parotitis: Other causes of parotid gland swelling besides mumps are bacterial infection, stones in the parotid duct or tumor. Best to have it checked by an ENT specialist as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and feel sick in my stomach what could it be?

I have flu like symptoms and feel sick in my stomach what could it be?

Could be flu or not: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease & even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek help from a doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my monthly periods way worse @ times. There are times when I get my (mouthly)& my stomach hurts and I feel dizzy and gross, I feel flu like?

Why are my monthly periods way worse @ times. There are times when I get my (mouthly)& my stomach hurts and I feel dizzy and gross, I feel flu like?

Menstral cycle: It is not uncommon to have heavier periods on occasion. There is some variability with the depth of sloughing of the lining of the uterus. It depends on the hormonal levels and variability. Some cycles the whole uterine lining will slough and this accounts for the heavier periods. The levels of hormones and substances released from the cells will cause the cramping to be variable as well. ...Read more

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I found several pea size hard cysts on my boyfriends torso, around his left beast is one and a few on his right side stomach, he's been complaining of flu like symptoms what could this be also keeps saying his stomach hurts.

Unlikely: It is hard to say without doing a physical exam. But these hard, Pea sized knots, are probably small lipomas or cysts. I doubt that they have anything to do with his abdominal pain. Again, it is hard to say without an in person consultation. ...Read more

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Hey, I have a swollen lmypth node, I have a swollen throat too I feel very sick and I have flu like symptoms.?

Hey, I have a swollen lmypth node, I have a swollen throat too I feel very sick and I have flu like symptoms.?

Mgt: You could have a Strep A infection, and if you see your PCP a throat swab can be sent. Monitor your temperature, drink soothing fluids and please rest. If you have any trouble breathing or worsening symptoms, please see the ED. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain for two weeks doctors think it's gastritis or constipation I am now having flu like symptoms no nausea with a fever what's going on?

Many causes: Many possible causes for flu like symptoms with abdominal pain. .. Evaluation includes making sure you aren't pregnant, doing a pelvic examination to look for uterine and ovarian causes sometimes a simple trial of antacids (h2 blockers) can reveal the source. Please be sure to get followup with your doctor if this doesn't improve on its own. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I have a few symptoms that eventualy led to me getting sick at work. I just want to confirm that these are flu like symptoms. It started last night with a mild stomach ache and I felt a cold coming on. I went to bed with those symptoms, I woke?

Hi Dr. I have a few symptoms that eventualy led to me getting sick at work. I just want to confirm that these are flu like symptoms. It started last night with a mild stomach ache and I felt a cold coming on. I went to bed with those symptoms, I woke?

Need more info.: We’d be happy to help you with your symptoms, whether it be for diagnosis and/or treatment. You can certainly request a virtual consultation with one of us, which would provide ample time to figure this out. ...Read more

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I have had stomach flu like symptoms since Thursday and today I noticed when I sneeze my lower right abdomen hurts. Should I be worried?

I have had stomach flu like symptoms since Thursday and today I noticed when I sneeze my lower right abdomen hurts. Should I be worried?

Yes: This is the area where your appendix is and a combination of stomach flu and pain with sneezing or moving means you need to have it seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms but I got the flu shot can it still be flu? Swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin also throat hurts really bad

Flu like symptoms but I got the flu shot can it still be flu? Swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin also throat hurts really bad

Not flu: Flu season is over and it is not likely that you suffer from influenza or flu. However, your symptoms are suggesting a viral infection and I suggest seeing your physician for further testing and recommendations. ...Read more

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What kind of flu like symptoms do I have, when my chest hurts & a bad cough?

What kind of flu like symptoms do I have, when my chest hurts & a bad cough?

Flu?: Common flu symptoms are low grade temp, body aches, runny nose, congestion, sneezing -- you may have more than flu and it could be pneumonia -- go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough.

Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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My six year old has a 102 fever and the flu has visited our house? Does he need to go to the doctor? He is generally healthy. His father is currently sick with a fever and flu like symptoms. Mom has had a cough and fever the past 2 weeks. Older broth

My six year old has a 102 fever and the flu has visited our house? Does he need to go to the doctor? He is generally healthy. His father is currently sick with a fever and flu like symptoms. Mom has had a cough and fever the past 2 weeks. Older broth

Fevers: Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.

"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-difficulty breathing
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-stiff neck
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint

of course, use your judgement. If you are worried about your child, give his doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Flu like body pain but do not have blocked or runny nose but I have a dry cough so now and then my whole back and legs pain what can this be?

Flu like body pain but do not have blocked or runny nose but I have a dry cough so now and then my whole back and legs pain what can this be?

Virus: Sounds like symptoms of a viral infection. If you have fever as well then it could be influenza. Drink lots of fluids, take NSAIDs for pain and consider going to your doctor or urgent care to be tested for the flu. ...Read more

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Cold turkey off 40mg citalopram 3rd day, flu like feeling, fuzzy head and severely being sick? Really not feeling well at all

Cold turkey off 40mg citalopram 3rd day, flu like feeling, fuzzy head and severely being sick? Really not feeling well at all

Stopped citalopram: Did you stop your medication at the instruction of a physician? It's best to talk to your doc, even if you don't want to continue a medication, and plan for a taper and medical supervision, rather than stopping abruptly on your own. The symptoms you're describing are commonly associated with abrupt discontinuation of an SSRI. A taper would avoid them. ...Read more

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I have chronic flu-like aches, and a flushed face for months now, IS it related to my chronic/recurrent UTI's? or something else? Chills -no fever.

I have chronic flu-like aches, and a flushed face for months now, IS it related to my chronic/recurrent UTI's? or something else? Chills -no fever.

Further med-check: You need to have a further medical check up from an internist who can examine you and run some tests to make sure that your blood formation is normal and that your liver functions are good and that you do not have an endocrine disorder which can sometimes be the cause of flushing. ...Read more

Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more