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My doctor thinks I have TB . I'm scared . Is that fatal ? He sent my bloodwork off . I have extreme fatigue , night sweats cough for 4 months :(

My doctor thinks I have TB . I'm scared . Is that fatal ? He sent my bloodwork off . I have extreme fatigue , night sweats cough for 4 months :(

Most TB is: treatable with medication, but if you have TB you are highly contagious. Discuss these two areas ASAP with your doctor and see an Infectious Disease specialist if necessary. ...Read more

Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


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I've had night sweats, coughing, chills and a fever for 6-8wks now. Test results show I have large nymph nodes on my right lung. What's going on?

I've had night sweats, coughing, chills and a fever for 6-8wks now. Test results show I have large nymph nodes on my right lung. What's going on?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities that can cause this picture. You need to consult with an infectious diseases specialist, even though this may not be turn out to be an infection. ...Read more

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Had a fever ranging from 99.5- 02.1 for past 5 nights, having excessive night sweats, dry cough and loss of appetite. Doc hasnt been much help. Ideas/?

Had a fever ranging from 99.5- 02.1 for past 5 nights, having excessive night sweats, dry cough and loss of appetite. Doc hasnt been much help. Ideas/?

Fever 101.2?: Is there any possibility you were exposed to tuberculosis? Depending on what part of the country you are in, there are other infections that are possible, like histoplasmosis. You may want to get a second opinion from a lung doctor so that you can be diagnosed and treated. If you are short of breath, go to the er. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen, drenching night sweats, a cough, and slight difficulty breathing. I have no way to be seen, but what could this be? mono?

I have an enlarged spleen, drenching night sweats, a cough, and slight difficulty breathing. I have no way to be seen, but what could this be? mono?

Don't think is mono: If it was mono, your most prominent symptoms would be fatigue, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and very swollen neck glands. You did not mention any of those. How do you know you have an enlarged spleen? Now, any difficulty breathing is of concern, since it can go from mild to bad to worse any minute- allergy, asthma? Get medical attention for that breathing problem! ...Read more

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A friend has had mega soar throat, high fever, night sweats, dry cough for a 4days, feels week and dizzy when he tries to move around. What's wrong?

A friend has had mega soar throat, high fever, night sweats, dry cough for a 4days, feels week and dizzy when he tries to move around. What's wrong?

Flu: It sounds like influenza. Ask him to visit his family doctor and get checked to make sure that it is not strept. Throat. He should be ok in one week to 10 days. But medical exam is important if he is not improving rapidly from here on. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold. I'm dizzy, chills, night sweats, bad cough, head ache, blocked throat and sore throat. Any tips? Have a big presentation soon!

I have a bad cold. I'm dizzy, chills, night sweats, bad cough, head ache, blocked throat and sore throat. Any tips? Have a big presentation soon!

Symptomatic tx.: Hello. Warm salt water gargle for throat. Hydration with water. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for pain. Rest. If sore throat is a significant component - get streph throat test. Energy moving acupuncture techniques can hasten healing. If this is viral - then treatment is primarily symptomatic. ...Read more

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I've had blood in my stool diahrea constipation abdominal pain lower back pain from cyst increased urinary frequency abnormal periods abdominal bloating frequent fevers night sweats horrible cough none of my docs can find anything wrong i had an endoscopy

I've had blood in my stool diahrea constipation abdominal pain lower back pain from cyst increased urinary frequency abnormal periods abdominal bloating frequent fevers night sweats horrible cough none of my docs can find anything wrong i had an endoscopy

Get examined: You need a comprehensive work-up to include blood test, stool test, possibly colonoscopy, chest xray, urinalysis etc. You could have ibs, pulmonary infection, hormonal imbalance etc. Go see an internist who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. Give us a feedback on the final dx. ...Read more

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Have family history of cancer and I have an enlarged lymphnode on left side of neck, night sweats, tired, and cough. When to worry what could it be?

Have family history of cancer and I have an enlarged lymphnode on left side of neck, night sweats, tired, and cough. When to worry what could it be?

Worth a biopsy: Because of the night sweats, unless the node is stable and not fixed to anything. Night sweats always call for a good full physical exam; think about a TB test as well. ...Read more

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Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more