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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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?

Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?

Strep test: Did you have earlier ASO titer which then documented rise of ASO? If you truly had strep infection which was not sensitive to Amoxil (amoxicillin) there are plenty of others available. Your doc should speak to the ID maven at your local hospital and ask for advise on treatment in your particular zone. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

MD: I don't think anyone here can help you other than strongly urging you to visit your family doc for a good evaluation. If you don't have one, go to your local urgent care. You need to be seen. Also, please quit smoking while you are still young. ...Read more

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Male. 50. 5'11" 220lbs. Weeks of fatigue, exhaustion, no fever, no appetite, losing weight. Wbc 16.8. Neutrophils absolute 12.2. Infection or ?

Male. 50. 5'11" 220lbs.  Weeks of fatigue, exhaustion, no fever, no appetite, losing weight. Wbc 16.8. Neutrophils absolute 12.2.  Infection or ?

Get evaluated: Your individual problem can't be solved in this forum. See your physician -- that presumably ordered the CBC -- for follow up. In general, elevated neutrophils can be seen with bacterial infections or any sort of inflammation. Either may cause your symptoms, but additional information including a history an physical examination need to be performed. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, can't keep food down, ab pain, recurrent cough.22 year old daughter.

Vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, can't keep food down, ab pain, recurrent cough.22 year old daughter.

Acute illness: She may be having anything from flu, stomach bug or to other serious illnesses. She should immediately go to her doctor. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more