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I have chronic fatigue and some swelling near thyroid, what do I do?

I have chronic fatigue and some swelling near thyroid, what do I do?

Goiter: See a board certified endocrinologist. Primary care doctor can order thyroid function tests in the meantime. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue?

Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue?

Card & heme: You would need to see cardiologist for your palpitation, shortness of breath and swelling on your legs and make sure you don't have congestive heart failure or other heart problem. You also will need to see a hematologist to figure out why you have chronic anemia as there is a highy likelihood that your anemia is related to all of your symptoms (fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitation etc). ...Read more

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Chronic joint pain/swelling, numbness, fatigue, migraines, mouth sores, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, pain when breathing, nausea. Lupus?

Chronic joint pain/swelling, numbness, fatigue, migraines, mouth sores, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, pain when breathing, nausea. Lupus?

Or something else: Lupus and other connective tissue diseases can share these symptoms. Infection followed by malignancy are less likely but not impossible. Either way, you as a 25 year old female should see a rheumatologist, or alternatively internist if rheum is not readily available. Early treatment is advised. ...Read more

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What causes joint swelling, fatigue, and strep?

What causes joint swelling, fatigue, and strep?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on soles of the feet and hands and extreme fatigue. What is it?

Pain and swelling on soles of the feet and hands and extreme fatigue. What is it?

Need assessment: It is difficult to form an opinion from the information you provided. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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If not lupus or r.A., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?

If not lupus or r.A., what could cause joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue?

Seronegative: Seronegative spondyloarthropathies are joint diseases which affect the spine and peripheral joints that are negative for rheumatoid factor. There are several of these including reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist can sort out which one and get you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Swelling/fatigue w/ BUN/CREA ratio high at 26, but normal CREA & BUN levels. I'm also a Sjogrens & ostoearthritis patient. What does this mean?

Swelling/fatigue w/ BUN/CREA ratio high at 26, but normal CREA & BUN levels. I'm also a Sjogrens & ostoearthritis patient. What does this mean?

Swelling: More information is needed about your swelling. If it's edema of the lower legs it could stem from venous insufficiency, liver disease, protein loss through the kidneys, heart failure, excessive salt intake, protein deficiency, certain medications, etc. Your MD will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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PLEASE... Rubbery swelling PLS cervical node area, no US scan or blood results yet temp +/- 38C 9+ mos, sweats fatigue malaise. Honest possibilities?

PLEASE... Rubbery swelling PLS cervical node area, no US scan or blood results yet temp +/- 38C 9+ mos, sweats fatigue malaise. Honest possibilities?

Lots: Most enlarged painful lymph nodes in the neck of young healthy people without prior serious medical history will be reactive to infection in the throat or skin. If nine months of fever night sweats and malaise is real, I would worry about lymphoma or tuberculosis. Lots of other rare possibilities such as sarcoidosis, metastatic thyroid or squamous cell cancer Castleman disease etc ...Read more

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Swelling of my right lymphnode underarm it is sore but not painful when touched. Had this for over 3 years. Constant fatigue and seem to be always sick?

Swelling of my right lymphnode underarm it is sore but not painful when touched. Had this for over 3 years. Constant fatigue and seem to be always sick?

See a doctor: It is not clear whether the lymph node you feel under your arm is related to your fatigue. However, you need to see a doctor to review these symptoms and findings, confirm whether it is a lymph node or something else, and to evaluate the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Joint swelling, fatigue, and strep? How often does strep cause joint swelling or joint aches?

Joint swelling, fatigue, and strep? How often does strep cause joint swelling or joint aches?

Not often if treared: Strep infection may lead to other inflammatory illnesses, including:
scarlet fever, an illness characterized by a rash
inflammation of the kidney (poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis)
rheumatic fever, a serious condition that can affect the heart, joints, nervous system and skin

the risk of developing severe complications from strep throat is low in the United States. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day, chest wall pain, fatigue and increasing ankle swelling. The following also describe: :gasping?

I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day, chest wall pain, fatigue and increasing ankle swelling. The following also describe: :gasping?

Cardiac workup: The signs and symptoms you describe are most often found related to cardiac or lung related issues. Need to be evaluated with ECG and echo and Chest x ray and physical exam by competent physician ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/cheek swelling (both sides)/ fatigue. Any connection? Comes and goes

Sinustitis: Your best bet is to rule out sinusitis with exam by your local ENT doctor. He may order CT scan paranasal sinuses after exam. ...Read more

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Any advice, for 6 years I've had various symptoms of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, swelling, etc?

Any advice, for 6 years I've had various symptoms of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, swelling, etc?

Rheumatology: Would highly suggest an evaluation with a rheumatologist for overall diffuse pain, fatigue, and joint and muscle pain and stiffness. ...Read more

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Sore/swelling in nose affecting facial symmetry, recurrent boils, major daily fatigue interfering with functioning.

Sore/swelling in nose affecting facial symmetry, recurrent boils, major daily fatigue interfering with functioning.

Infection: Recurrent skin infections or boils in the nose may be due to staphylococcus colonizing this region and a course of effective antistaphylococcal antibiotic like dicloxacillin May be needed to permanently clear you of these recurrent infections. Infections of this area if the face are potentially very dangerous and must be taken seriously. ...Read more

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Would appreciate some expert advice, for 6 years I've had various symptoms of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, swelling of?

Would appreciate some expert advice, for 6 years I've had various symptoms of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, swelling of?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have indeed been going on 6 years, I would recommend have a complete evaluation by your doctor. Going by just your described symptoms it can be a number of diseases, or it could be nothing. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in right thumb IP joint with fatigue. Have had this occasionally before but usually goes away. Could it be RA?

Swelling and pain in right thumb IP joint with fatigue. Have had this occasionally before but usually goes away. Could it be RA?

Arthritis, probably: This type and location of pain is quite typical of arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. You are more likely at 63 to have this type than rheumatoid type, and thumb is a very common location in older women. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) and heat. See a clinician about the fatigue and try to get off the ofloxacin...why should you need two antibiotics? The "oxacins" can cause tendon issues which you don't need. ...Read more

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What does mild swelling look like with barely to no pitting I have lupus and severe pain fevers and butterfly rash fatigue;lupus flare?

What does mild swelling look like with barely to no pitting I have lupus and severe pain fevers and butterfly rash fatigue;lupus flare?

Pitting not arthriti: Pitting is not arthritis but occurs with edema and fluid collection. This could be a lupus flare but depending on you medication, labooratory studies we can make a better diagnosis. Ask your rheumatologist to clarify the disease activity of you SLE. ...Read more

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Can a parasite be seen as a lesion on the liver? Upper belly swelling an sick, severe fatigue so tired other than cancer what's the cause? .

Can a parasite be seen as a lesion on the liver? Upper belly swelling an sick, severe fatigue so tired other than cancer what's the cause? .

Yes: CT scanning will show multiple liver cysts.. .. Pathophysiology: these are caused by infestation with the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. .. (for up to 10-20 years) or can present with pain and large right upper quadrant mass. If a cystic lesion is noted and biopsy proves echinococcal in orgin treatment should be initiated by a hepatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Constant swelling in hands and arms feel like they are burning along with severe fatigue?

Constant swelling in hands and arms feel like they are burning along with severe fatigue?

Consult your physici: Consult your physician. He/she will probably can pinpoint the possible cause/causes after questioning and examining you. You might need labs or other studies to confirm or rule out diseases. ...Read more

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Symptoms: large amounts of yellow vaginal discharge, extreme fatigue, dizziness, slight swelling of extremities for last few days?

Symptoms: large amounts of yellow vaginal discharge, extreme fatigue, dizziness, slight swelling of extremities for last few days?

Please get seen: Hi
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Please try to be seen in urgent care as soon as possible. Unfortunately this isn't something we can properly treat over HealthTap. Make sure to try and keep up fluid intake. It may help with the dizziness. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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What to do if mumps doesn't resolve on its own and is going on for months? Prostate/testicular pain/facial pain and swelling and weight loss, fatigue

Is it mumps?: Mumps is a viral infection and if you are sure it is mumps, then perhaps your body is "over reacting" to it. You need to be seen by your physician and be sure something else has not developed. I have great results with acupuncture/chinese medicine in situations like this too...Can work with traditional medicine and stimulate recovery. ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) in. Have had abdominal swelling, pain, fatigue. I can't feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) strings. Could this be caused by mirena (levonorgestrel) and should I worry?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): See your ob-gyn physician since these symptoms may indeed be related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). Even if not related, the cause should be determined since they are new symptoms without a ready explanation aside perhaps the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more